AP World History "Must-Know" Dates

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    7 Years War/French and Indian War

    The war was fought primarily between the colonies of Great Britain and New France, with both sides supported by military troops from Europe.
  • American Revolution/Smith writes Wealth of Nations

    The American Revolution was the political debate and discussion, in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America It is a reflection on economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and states that free market economies are more productive and beneficial to their economy and Societies. Which was writen by Adam Smith
  • French Revolution begins

    Located in France, The people of the nation, whom were not in the elite class, rebelled against the absolute monarchy in France which was under the rule of King Louis XVI. A republic was proclaimed in 1792 and King Louis XVI was executed the next year.The Aristocracy fell within three years and France went into a period where groups were trying to establish themselves as dominate or as leaders.
  • Haitian Independence

    Led by Toussaint L’Overture, enslaved Africans fought against the French in present day Haiti and broke off to become independent.
  • Congress in Vienna

    The objective of the Congress was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Independence in Latin America

    Various revolutions that took place during the late 18th and early 19th centuries and resulted in the creation of a number of independent countries in Latin America.
  • 1st Opium War iin China

    This war was fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing Dynasty. Then fought of differebt viewpoints of Diplomatic Relations and the Administrative justice.
  • European Revolutions/Marx & Engles write Communist Manifesto

    A short 1848 publication written by the German Marxist political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It is recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future form.
  • Commodore Perry opens Japan

    On March 31 1854 representatives of Japan and the United States signed a historic treaty. A United States naval officer, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, negotiated for several months with Japanese officials to open the doors of trade with Japan.
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Began as a mutiny of Sepoys (An Indian soldier serving under British or other European orders) of the British East India Company's army in the town of Meerut. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region. The rebellion is also known as the 1857 War of Independence, India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857, the Sepoy Rebellion, and the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • End of Russia serfdom/Italian Unification

    Serfdom became the dominant form of relation between peasants and nobility in the 17th century, and it was abolished by a decree issued by czar Alexander II Serfdom was abolished in 1861, but its abolition was achieved on terms unfavorable to the peasants and served to increase revolutionary pressures. The political and social movement that agglomerated (Collect or form into a mass or group) different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of Italy in the 19th century.  
  • Emancipation Proclamation in US

    President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves; with nearly all the rest (of the 3.1 million) freed as Union armies advanced.  
  • German Unification

    At the Versailles Palace’s Hall of Mirrors in France, a politically and administratively integrated nation state officially occurred. Unification exposed several glaring religious, linguistic, social, and cultural differences between and among the inhabitants of the new nation
  • Berlin Conference - Division of Africa

    The conference ushered in a period of heightened colonial activity by European powers, while simultaneously removing most existing forms of African laws and self-governance.
  • Spanish-American War - US acquires Philippine, Cuba, Guam, & Puerto Rico

    This was America's first war as a World Power. After defeating Spain, then conquered the Philippines and Cuba. But, they didn't fight the colony just to join another one.
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    Boer War - British in Control of South Africa

    These were two wars between the British Empire and the two independent Boer Republics.
  • Russo - Japanese War

    The first great war of the 20th century. The cause of the war was the rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire over Manchuria and Korea.
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    Mexican Revolution

    A major armed struggle characterized by several socialist, liberal, anarchist, populist, and agrarian movements which was led by Francisco I. Madero against longtime autocrat Porfirio Díaz.
  • Chinese Revolution/End of Dynastic China

    This was the overthrowing of China's last Imperial Dynasty. Which was the Qing dynasty.