Chapter 6 Timeline

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  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    In 1712 Thomas Newcomen made the first steam engine. In 1776 James Watt perfected the steam engine and made it useable for transportation and power. It also used 75% less coal to power than Newcomens first design. This is important because it will help with transportation of goods and kick start the Industrial Revolution.
    Unification of Germany
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    The French revolution is when the people of France (3rd estate) began to question the authority of King Louie and Marie Antoinette. The Estates general took the Tennis Court Oath and Started the revolt. This event is important because it is when the french people got their freedom.
  • Haitian Revolution

    Haitian Revolution
    The Haitian Revolution was a hard conflict in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, when the people of Haiti overthrew the French and gained Independence and abolished slavery. This was important because the Haitians got their freedom from this and it was the first time a slavery revolution actually achieved independence under a new nation.
  • Independence of Mexico

    Independence of Mexico
    In 1810 the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities fought a war that gained Mexico its freedom. The people won this war and got their freedom. This was important because it gave the people of Mexico freedom from their government and without the people winning Mexico would not be the way it is today.
  • Congress Of Vienna

    Congress Of Vienna
    The Congress of Vienna was a conference held in Vienna that settle the problems from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the break-up of the Holy Roman Empire. This event is important because it tied up all loose ends to problems that have been happening and needed to be talked about.
  • Opium War

    Opium War
    The Opium war happened in 1839. It was fought with Great Britain and Ireland on one side as allies, and the Qing Dynasty of China on the other. The reason this war was fought was because Great Britain and Ireland wanted all of the money and trade for trading Opium with China. Great Britain and Ireland won the war, and got rights to trade Opium with China. This was important because it ended the Qing Dynasty and started modern Chinese history, and it opened up trade that made lots of money.
  • Communist Manifesto

    Communist Manifesto
    The Communist Manifesto is a book written in 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The book showed the problems of capitalism. It is one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. This was important because it showed the problems of current forms of government and gave them the chance to fix it before other things worse happened.
  • Matt Perry Goes To Japan

    Matt Perry Goes To Japan
    In 1852 Matt Perry sailed to japan with 4 ships, 3 steamers, and 1600 men to fight a war and get the Japanese to let the Americans to use Japan as a refuel spot for coal where steamships could re-stock their supply. Also for the knowledge that American prisoners are treated right. This was important because this opened up a lot of trade for Americans and new possibility’s for exploration.
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Sepoy Mutiny
    The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, was when native Indian troops came up from the British army to make destruction all across India. To the Indians this was a freedom uprising and it worked. This is important because it gave lots of Indians freedom and gave one tenth of all British trade to India.
  • Unification Of Germany

    Unification Of Germany
    The Unification Of Germany took place in 1871. The ceremony took place in Versailles Palace's room called the Hall of Mirrors, in France. This happened after the Holy Roman Empire dissolved and the people needed a new order to which to live under. This is important because this is the time where the people are united under a government and become part of a country under 1 name.
  • Berlin Conference

    Berlin Conference
    The Berlin Conference took place in 1884. It smoothed out new European colonization, and trade in Africa which they needed to trade with for resources. Europe became a more functional place after this meeting was over. This event was important because Europe and Portugal benefited from the new trade system.
  • Zulu Uprising

    Zulu Uprising
    The Zulu Uprising of 1888 is when the state of Zulu fought a war against Britain for freedom. They won and declare themselves their own state. Britain agreed and let them become one peacefully. This is important because without this Uprising the state of Zulu would still be under control by the British.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    In 1904 the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire fought over 2 spots of land, Manchuria and Korea. The war was very turbulent and in the end the 2 Empires agreed on a peace treaty. This was important because it transformed the balance of power in East Asia for all time to come.
  • Dr. Sun Yat-sen takes over China

    Dr. Sun Yat-sen takes over China
    Dr. Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader. He is usually called the Founding Father of Republican China. He was also the first president of the Republic of china, which still lasts today. He was important because he gave all of modern China its governments infrastructural needs and made it work.