4th quarter review

  • Oct 31, 1451

    Christopher Columbus was born

    Christopher Columbus was born
    Columbus's voyages led to the first lasting European contact with America, inaugurating a period of European exploration and colonization of foreign lands that lasted for several centuries.
  • May 20, 1492

    Columbus sails to America

    Columbus sails to America
    Columbus left the port of Cadiz on 24 September 1493, with a fleet of 17 ships carrying 1,200 men and the supplies to establish permanent colonies in the New World. The colonists included priests, farmers, and soldiers.
  • May 20, 1506

    Christopher Columbus Died

    Christopher Columbus Died
    HE DIED ON MY BIRTHDAY?!?!?!?!?!
    ~Sandy:)!
    On 20 May 1506, aged probably 54, Columbus died in Valladolid, Spain. According to a study, published in February 2007, by Antonio Rodriguez Cuartero, Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Granada, he died of a heart attack caused by reactive arthritis.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus#First_voyage
  • May 20, 1521

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs

    Cortez conquers the Aztecs
    In July 1519, his men took over Veracruz: by this act, Cortés dismissed the authority of the Governor of Cuba to place himself directly under the orders of Charles V.[7] In order to eliminate any ideas of retreat, Cortés scuttled his ships.
  • May 20, 1543

    Copernicus presents the Heliocentric Theory

    Copernicus presents the Heliocentric Theory
    in his youth, Niclas Koppernigk;[1] 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
  • English settle Jamestown

    English settle Jamestown
    In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River. They were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders hoped to make a profit from the resources of the New World.
  • Louis XIV of France begins his reign

    Louis XIV of France begins his reign
    Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great or the Sun King (French: le Roi-Soleil), was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and Navarre.[1] He holds the distinction of being the longest-reigning king in European history, reigning for 72 years and 110 days.[2]
  • Peter the Great of Russia begins his reign

    Peter the Great of Russia begins his reign
    Peter implemented sweeping reforms aimed at modernizing Russia. Heavily influenced by his advisors from Western Europe, Peter reorganized the Russian army along modern lines and dreamed of making Russia a maritime power. He faced much opposition to these policies at home, but brutally suppressed any and all rebellions against his authority: Streltsy, Bashkirs, Astrakhan, and the greatest civil uprising of his reign, the Bulavin Rebellion. Peter implemented social modernization in an absolute man
  • Glorious Revolution in England

    Glorious Revolution in England
    The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, is the name of the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland and James II of Ireland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange). William's successful invasion of England with a Dutch fleet and army led to his ascending the English throne as William III of England jointly with his wife Mary II of England.
  • Voltair is born

    Voltair is born
    François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi aʁ.wɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire (pronounced: [vɔl.tɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poet
  • French Revolution begins

    French Revolution begins
    The French Revolution (French: Révolution française; 1789–1799), was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and indeed all of Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years. French society underwent an epic transformation as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from radical left-wing political groups, masses on the streets, and peasants in the countrysi
  • Napoleon conquers most of Europe

    Napoleon conquers most of Europe
    Napoléon Bonaparte ([napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]) (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution.
  • Louis the XVI starts his reign

    Louis the XVI starts his reign
    Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and Navarre until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792, before being executed in 1793.
  • The Reign of Terror Begins

    The Reign of Terror Begins
    The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 - 28 July 1794) (the latter is date 10 Thermidor, year II of the French Revolutionary Calendar),[1] also known simply as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution." The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with 16,594 executed by guillot
  • French Revolution ends

    French Revolution ends
    Date 1789–1799
    Result A cycle of royal power being limited by uneasy constitutional monarchy—then abolition and replacement of the French king, aristocracy and church with a radical, secular, democratic republic—in turn becoming more authoritarian, militaristic and property-based.
    Radical social change to forms based on Enlightenment principles of citizenship and inalienable rights, as well as nationalism and democracy.
    Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
    Armed conflicts with other European countries