Age of Change

  • Jan 1, 1434

    Portuge expeditions down West African Coast

    Intorduced Eurpoean Expanision to the start of this time period.
  • Jan 1, 1450

    Round-hulled ships were able to sail in the Atlantic’s waters

    This led to the development of the compass and other important medalwork tecniques. This also improved the movement of vessels.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1450 to

    Global Interactions; The World Shrinks

  • Dec 2, 1453


    The Renaissance was introduced to the people of the West.
    New spirit of discovery and achievment .
  • Jan 1, 1497

    The British reached North America

  • Jan 1, 1498

    Vasco De Gamo

    Hearrived in India withcarival ships. The first attempt to be apart of the Asian sea trading network. History book page 505. Video, scene 1. Questions 1 and 2.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Smallpox and measles

    Many deaths from the Columbian exchange of food.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Chinese Commercial Expansion

    The Chinese people withdrew from the expansion, because they wanted to make themselves internally stronger.
    Study Question 8
  • Dec 6, 1500

    Fundamental changes were under way in Western society

    Technology improved because of contact with Asia. There was also changes in family life, such as the ways of marriage.
  • Jan 1, 1507

    Portugese set up ports

    They forced themselves into the Asian Sea Trading network and set up 3 ports at different spots. Goa, Ormus, Malaka.
    Movie, Scene 1. Question 2.
  • Jan 1, 1509

    Spain Colonized

    The Spanish colonized the West Indian Islands and they began settling in Panama's mainland.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    Protestant and Catholic Reformations.

    Luther went against the Catholic Church and started the Protestant reformation. He wanted the focus to be on the faith, and the true meaning of christ.
  • Jan 1, 1540

    European Christian Missionary efforts.

    The Christians came to Asia to try and convert them to Roman Catholicism.
    Movie, Scene 2. Study Question 5.
  • Jan 1, 1550

    Ming Restoration of Chinese Government

    The Ming era. The Ming empire tried to change the Chinese government. Study Question 6.
  • Jan 1, 1573

    Restoration of the Japanese Shogunate

    There was a new leader, Nobunaga that started the restoration.
  • Jan 1, 1580

    Japan Self Imposed Isolation

    Japan, began to isolate themselves from Westernization.
  • The 30 Year's War

    The German and Swedish Protestants were against the holy Roman emperor and Spain.
  • Dutch Trading Empire

    Took over Malaka and rebuilt Bataiva.
    Movie, Scene 1. Question 3.
  • Dutch Capture Northeastern Brazil

  • Ming Empire Collapsed

    The empire collapsed and was then replaced by the Manchus. They collapsed because of the consistancy of weak rulers and little power.
    Study Question 7.
  • Change in Commerce and Manufacturing

    There were agricultural advances, domestic system of household production, and new methods to improve civilization. The people of the west, now had extremely different lives. There were more jobs offered and people lived longer.
  • Start of the 7 years war

    War that took place in Europe, India, and North America.