Age of Revolution (1750-1830)

  • American Declaration of Independence.

    The Declaration of Independence was once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.
  • Thomas Jefferson.

    Wrote the Declaration of Independence, wanted religious freedom, third president of the US.
  • Articles of Confederation.

    Articles are passed but there sill isn't power. Checks and Balances are created during this time.
  • Nationalism in Europe.

    Only members of church of England could hold military and civil offices. Strong antiCatholic after previous monarchs, Parliment has power.
  • French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. (

    The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft.

    Mary Wollstonecraft wanted rights for women. She didn't want education to be seconded to mens, wanted women to be able to enter work, and to be doctors and politics.
  • Spain Thinkers. (1830 and 1795)

    Simon Bolivar: Simon Bolivar was a South American soldier who trained in Spain. Bolivar had succeeded in uniting much of South America.
    Toussaint L'Ouverture: Toussaint L'Ouverture was the son of an educated slave. Collecting an army of his own, he trained his followers in the tactics of guerrilla warfare, and by 1795, he was widely renowned for ending slavery on the island.
  • Rise and Fall of Napoleon. (1797-1821)

    Rise of Napoleon: Napoleon fought well for the Republic, helping to defeat the British.
    Fall of Napoleon: Napoleon was then exiled to the isle of Elba, where he plotted his return.