English countryside

History Timeline

  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    -Invented Thomas Newcomen
    -Perfected by James Watt
    -Ferry boat, locomotive made possible
    -Changed the way the world worked
    -Made trade easier
    -Goods could be transported faster
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    -Monarchy was failing
    -People stormed Bastille for weapons
    -Fish ladies caputred king and queens and took them to Paris
    -King and queen executed by guillotine
    -Reign of Terror
    -Robespierre executed
    -Code of Napolean, tolerated religion, equality
    -Feudalism is abolised
  • Haitian Revolution

    Haitian Revolution
    -Slaves not happy about French taking over
    -French were making sugar cane a major crop
    -Slaves planned a revolt
    -Slaves revolted, and ended up taking over country
    -They gained independence from France in 1804
    -The thought of slaves taking over terrified European countries
  • Independence of Mexico

    -Between Spain and Mexico
    -Started off as a peasent rebellion
    -Mexico united against Spain
    -Mexican War of Independence
    -Morelos took over revolutionary war
    -Mexicans won their independence
    -Showed that countires could lose control over their land overseas
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    -Afraid of France, they were getting too powerful
    -Afraid of non-moarchy countries
    -Developed strong border states
    -Napolean was overthrowing many monarchy countries
    -Napolean's victories is why congress is called
  • Opium War

    -China wanted opium and the British were selling
    -British wanted goods from China
    -Commissioner Lin Tse-hsu was against smuggling
    -He went out of his way to stop the trade
    -He wasn't successful
    -China couldn't control drug problem, couldn't organize a government or an army.
    -They were vunerable
    -Treaty of Nanking ended war, rights to the British
  • Communist Manifesto

    Communist Manifesto
    -Book written by socialist Karl Marx
    -Political manuscript
    -Struggles between classes
    -Points out problems of Capitalism
    -Has been tested and never worked before
    -Never has a society thrived under Communism
  • Matt Perry Goes to Japan

    -American Fleet
    -Led by Matt Perry
    -Demanded trade with Japan
    -Japan wanted technology
    -They could get guns and things to build an army if they traded
    -Treaty of Kanagawa
    - ended Japan's 200 year seclusion
    - opened ports to only US ships
    - didn't establish permenant trade
    -People saw the Shogunate as weak
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    -Began as a rebellion with soliders
    -Thought employers were being racist
    -Turned into many mutinies
    -Rebellion was a threat to the British East Indian Company
    -Ended the Bristish East India Company
    -Was one of the major events that helped India gain independence
  • Unification of Germany

    Unification of Germany
    -Otto von Bismarck wanted to unite Germany under Prussia
    -Treaty of Frankfurt - France surrenders
    -Officially occired at the Versailles Palace
    -Wilhelm of Prussia became Emperor Wilhelm
    -When Germany was put together the population had many cultural differences.
    Wilhelm II makes German a industrial power.
  • Zulu Uprising

    The British imposed a tax on the Zulu people
    The Zulu people didn't want to pay the tax
    Zulu surrender
    Helped the expansion of Britian in Africa
  • Berlin Conference

    Berlin Conference
    -King Leopold II of Belgium wanted to end confusion over control in Africa
    -The conference split up Africa to differnent parts of Europe and Africa didn't have any say in it
    -Left only two areas for the natives
    -Eliminated the African system and their ablility to govern themselves
    -Led to cultural destruction in Africa
  • Russo-Japenese War

    -Between Russian empire and Japenese empire
    -Over Manchuria and Korea
    -Japenese won
    -People were shocked that little Japan could beat a superpower
    -Japenese gained both areas and rights to Port Arthur
    -Japanese army started to grow
  • Dr. Sun Yat-sen Takes Over China

    -He was considered the Founding Father of Republican China
    -Helped overthrow the Qing dynasty
    -Became president of the Republic of China
    -3 Principles of the People
    -Fought Warlords