AP world, History of the world in 6 glasses

  • 10,000 BCE

    (Beer) Neolithic Revolution

    (Beer) Neolithic Revolution
    People began to switch from a Nomadic lifestyle to an Agricultural one. Its believed that beer influenced this as there was a want for cereal grains, wheat and barley.
  • 9000 BCE

    (Beer) Fertile Crescent

    (Beer) Fertile Crescent
    People began to settle down in towns and cities, as a need to farm their own food. Farming and agriculture was adopted to maintain the supply of beer. Beer helped people move more towards living in civilizations, like Mesopotamia.
  • 8000 BCE

    (Beer) First forms of Records

    (Beer) First forms of Records
    Need for cereal grains for the manufacturing of beer led to surpluses. In Mesopotamian and Nile valley civilizations they would keep this surplus of food in storing houses. They kept track of citizens contribution with clay tokens like records.
  • 6000 BCE

    (Wine) Invention of Pottery

    (Wine) Invention of Pottery
    Pottery was first invented as instruments of making and storing wine.
  • 3400 BCE

    (Beer)First forms of writing

    (Beer)First forms of writing
    In the city of Uruk, they began to use small clay tablets. These contained symbols that were read left to right and top to bottom. The pictogram for beer was a jar on its side with a line through it. It appears in many documents.
  • 2100 BCE

    (Beer) Medicine

    (Beer) Medicine
    It was believed beer had medical benefits, its the oldest surviving record of the use of alcohol in medicine.
  • 323 BCE

    (Wine) Alexander the Greats death

    (Wine) Alexander the Greats death
    Alexander the Great's death led to the fall of his empire. There is some evidence that wine contributed to his death as he was a heavy drinker.
  • 87 BCE

    (Wine) Marcus Antonius's Murder

    (Wine) Marcus Antonius's Murder
    Marcus Antonius was a Roman politician who was being hunted down by Gaius Marius because Antonius was a supporter of Sulla. Antonius found refuge in a low status home, but when servants were sent to get wine they obtained a much more expensive type which gave away Antonius position and he was killed.
  • 410

    (Wine) Western Roman empire Falls

    (Wine) Western Roman empire Falls
    The Visigoths, a Germanic tribe destroyed Rome, created a kingdom that covered a lot of Spain and western Gaul. It was believed that the civilized Wine drinking culture was displaced by barbaric beer drinking one.
  • 610

    (Tea) Paper Money

    (Tea) Paper Money
    Tea had an economic impact. As the value of the Chinese trade in tea grew, the tea merchants of Fujian began the use of paper money.
  • 732

    (Wine) Battle of tours

    (Wine) Battle of tours
    The Greek's way of drinking wine in symposiums interested some parts of the Muslim world, as it corresponded with Muhammad's view of paradise.The battle in central France where the Arab troops were defeated by Charles Martel, halted the advancement of Islam to Europe.
  • 1430

    (Spirits) Printing press in Europe

    (Spirits) Printing press in Europe
    Developed by Johannes Gutenberg, the printing press made its way from China to Europe. The printing press helped teach Europe distillation.
  • 1440

    (Spirits) Mass Slavery begins again

    (Spirits) Mass Slavery begins again
    As the need for farming sugarcane increased, the Portuguese began to ship black slaves from their port on the west coast of Africa. Sugarcane was in high demand to make spirits like rum and brandy.
  • 1511

    (Coffee) Kha'ir Beg

    (Coffee) Kha'ir Beg
    Kha'ir Beg was responsible for maintaining public morality in Mecca, He put coffee on trial. After assembling a council of legal experts and literally putting a large vessel of coffee in front of them, as the accused, he was replaced a year later.
  • (Coffee) Accession of Charles II

    (Coffee) Accession of Charles II
    Coffeehouses were centers of political debates and intrigue as Charles II came to power. Charles supporters often met in coffeehouses.
  • (Coffee) Theory Of Gravity

    (Coffee) Theory Of Gravity
    A conversation in a coffeehouse turned into a theory of gravity discussion between a group of scientists including Hooke, Halley and Wren. Halley took this discussion to Issac Newton where Newton Created his law of gravity.
  • (Coffee) Age of Reason

    (Coffee) Age of Reason
    During the age of reason, as people began to move forward in wisdom thinking while moving away from ancient knowledge, coffee helped as it promotes sharpness and clarity of thought.
  • (Spirits) Molasses Act

    (Spirits) Molasses Act
    As the British had been losing to the French in the European sugar market, the British put the "Molasses Act" in motion making buying molasses from places besides England more costly. The Molasses Act was one of the first steps towards America's Independence.
  • (Spirits) Angering Americans

    (Spirits) Angering Americans
    At the end of the French and Indian war as British and American colonists defended the French, they ensured the British's power over north America. After the British were left with a lot of debt they decided the American colonists had to help with the bill. Much to British dismay, the colonist still traded with the French, leading to stretching and enforcing the Molasses and Sugar Acts. Punishing smugglers, angered the colonists.
  • (Tea) Tea Act

    (Tea) Tea Act
    The tea act allowed companies to become a monopoly, allowing the tea to be less expensive for the buyers. In doing this, it taxed the american colonist a lot.
  • (Tea) Boston Tea Party

    (Tea) Boston Tea Party
    A group of protesters dressed as Mohawk Indians dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. Later, other "Tea Party's" in other harbors followed.
  • (Tea) Revolutionary War

    (Tea) Revolutionary War
    America fought for it's independence from Britain, after a series of acts came about. The act that sparked this war, was an act passed in 1774 after the Boston tea party in 1773 these acts were called Coercive Acts. Britain was trying to assert their authority but the Coercive Acts were that one straw to break the camels back, leading to the revolutionary war.
  • (Spirits) British Surrender

    (Spirits) British Surrender
    After all the acts, Like the molasses and the sugar act, the American colonist and the British went to war (Revolutionary war) leading to the British's surrender and Americas independence.
  • (Tea) End of The War Between Britain And The Dutch

    (Tea) End of The War Between Britain And The Dutch
    The Only thing in Britain's way of controlling the West Indies Trade was the Dutch. A war ensured which ended in the Dutch's defeat, and Britain's control over the West indies trade which the top export was Tea.
  • (Coffee) French Revolution

    (Coffee) French Revolution
    The French were in a financial crisis with no help from the Monarchy, Outside Cafe De Foy Camille Desmoulins gave a speech setting the french Revolution in motion.
  • (Coca Cola) Ban On Alcohol Is Lifted

    (Coca Cola) Ban On Alcohol Is Lifted
    Alcoholic drinks had been banned sense 1920. Many people believed Coca Cola would have devastating loses thinking people would prefer alcohol to a soda, but in fact Coca Cola grew.
  • (Coca Cola) WW2

    (Coca Cola) WW2
    America was staying out of world conflicts until pearl harbor was bombed by the Japanese in 1941. America sent out 16 million servicemen and with all of them they took Coca Cola with them, Coca Cola became a symbol of Democracy and freedom.
  • (Coca Cola) Sugar rationing

    (Coca Cola) Sugar rationing
    During WW2 people had to cut back on foods to make sure they had enough materials for the servicemen. But to ensure Coca Cola could keep making their patriotic product they didn't ration and they had rival soft drinks cut back by 1/2.
  • (Coca Cola) Crossing the Rhine

    (Coca Cola) Crossing the Rhine
    Once the Allies crossed the Rhine during WW2 they would arrive into Germany. During this battle to Cross The Rhine American troops password was "Coca Cola" to them it was a patriotic and an American symbol.
  • (Coca Cola) Cold War

    (Coca Cola) Cold War
    The Cold war was a military deadlock between America and what used to be the soviet union. During this "Battle" Coca Cola was discriminated past the iron curtain because when they thought of "Coca Cola" they thought democracy.