AP World History Timeline Project - Faith Simmons

  • Period: 476 to 1450

    Feudalism in Europe

    Feudalism is a social system that's structured around nobility and land distribution. This was mostly popular in Europe and lasted from the 9th century to the 15th century.The top hierarchical level is the King/Monarch. The it goes in order from Knights/Vassals to Barons/Nobles then the Villeins/Peasants/Serfs.
  • Period: 618 to 1127

    Tang and Song Dynasty

    The Tang and Song Dynasties were very important to making China the most flourishing country at its time. The Tang Dynasty lasted from 618 to 907 and the Sing Dynasty lasted from 9060 to 1127. These dynasties paved the way for future governments in China, like the Han Dynasty. The Han Dynasty created the Silk Road which was a major change that paved the way for how the world imported and exported goods.
  • Period: 750 to 1258

    Abbasid Caliphate

    The Abbasid Caliphate was a major dynasty that led the Islamic Empire. This dynasty lasted from about 750 to 1258. The leader of this dynasty was someone called the Caliph that led the Abbasids. This dynasty contributed many intellectual and cultural developments to the Middle East.
  • Period: 1206 to 1555

    Delhi Sultanate

    Delhi Sultanate was an Islamic Empire lasting from 1206 to 1555. The Delhi Sultanate is an important historical empire because, it started Muslim Rule in India. Eventually the Mughal Empire took over Delhi. This forced the Delhi Sultanate to dissolve, other causes include the weakness of the successors.
  • Period: 1206 to 1368

    Mongol Empire

    The Mongol Empire was very impactful on technology in warfare. The Empire was led by the Khans. They are known for their violence and war strategies. They used gunpowder and they were the first empire to use hand grenades in war.
  • Period: 1235 to

    Mali Empire

    The Mali Empire ruled over what is now West Africa from 1235 to 1670. This empire was known for its wealth. They stayed wealthy by trading gold throughout the Sahara desert. The Mali Empire starting declining after the death of their leader and following civil wars. A holy war between Muslim rulers and Bamana people also led to the decline of the Mali Empire.
  • 1258

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    Abbasid Caliphate Image
  • Period: 1279 to 1368

    Yuan Dynasty

    The leader of the Yuan dynasty was Kublai Khan and was founded in 1279. The Yuan dynasty provided unification to China.They exported good including; chinese textiles, chinaware, and other items. The Yuan dynasty ended in 1368 and fell because of the rising of the peasant social class.
  • Period: 1299 to

    Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire was an empire that originally dominated Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa at its peak. The Ottomans are known for their accomplishments in arts, science, and even medicine. They had a powerful military with advances weapons. The Ottoman Empire lasted for a long time and would not go down without a fight. It slowly declined because of poor leadership, competition in trades, and et cetera until the empire was nothing in 1922.
  • Period: 1345 to 1572

    Mesoamerican Empires

    The Mesoamerican Empires includes the Aztec and Inca Empires. The Aztec Empire lasted from 1345 to 1521 and ruled in modern day Mexico. The Aztec Empire was important because they agriculture advancements that were ahead of their time and they had a powerful military. The Inca Empire lasted from 1438 to 1572 and ruled over the west coast of South America. They influences the way the world shaped their roads and bridges and they also had advanced systems of labor like the Mita System.
  • Period: 1347 to 1353

    Bubonic Plague

    The Bubonic Plague was detrimental disease to the European society. It killed approximately 75- 200 million people. It caused citizen to turn against churches, people fled cities, and overall was horrible for the economy. Once the plague subsided work was in high demand so higher wages were offered.
  • Period: 1350 to

    European Renaissance

    The European Renaissance impacted the whole world as it is today. The renaissance focused on art, culture, politics, and was an overall cultural rebirth. Education also played a huge role in the renaissance. The renaissance led to the reformation which was a movement started by Martin Luther.
  • 1353

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  • 1368

    Yuan Dynasty

    Yuan Dynasty
  • Period: 1368 to

    Ming Dynasty

    The Ming Dynasty ruled over China from 1368 to 1644. They are most known for the expansion of trade, literature, building the Great Wall of China, and ming porcelain.They also moved the capital from Nanjing to Beijing. The Ming Dynasty fell in 1644 because agricultural devistations, financial troubles, famine, spread of smallpox, and many other factors contributed.
  • Period: 1401 to

    Age of Exploration

    The Age of Exploration is the time when countries made advances in ships and technology to find new land. The technology included the astrolabe, compass, mercator projection, and the caravel. Throughout the 15th and 17th century countries explored for new land and some even fought over who got there first. Not only did they search for new land, they also searched for quicker trade routes.
  • 1450

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  • Period: 1492 to

    Spanish Colonial Empire

    The Spanish Colonial Empire colonized large sums of land throughout current day North and South America. This empire was one of the most powerful of its time from 1492 to 1714. This empire first started when Christopher Columbus explored the Caribbean . Due to wars, migrations to America, and competition in trades all led to the Spanish Colonial Empire falling.
  • Period: 1501 to

    Atlantic Slave Trade

    The Atlantic Slave Trade is a horrific event that occured to trade and transport enslaved African Americans. To transport the slaves, the Europeans and Americans used the middle passage. The middle passage is a triangular route taken bouncing from Europe to Africa and then of America. Luckily the slave trade was abolished from the United States in 1801.
  • Period: 1501 to

    Portuguese Trading Post Empire

    The Portuguese Trading Post Empire was built to control trade routes and impose taxes to make money. The Trading Post Empire lasted from the 16th century to the 17th century. They did not set up the trading posts with the intent to conquer new territories. This increased the effects of globalism.
  • Period: 1517 to

    The Reformation

    The Reformation was one of the most influential event that happened to Europe and changed Christianity as a whole. There was a man named Martin Luther challenged the Catholic church's authority. This was the worlds first media campaign. This lead to Protestantism, increased literacy in Europe, and sparked secular democracy.
  • Period: 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    The Mughal Empire reigned over most of South Asia from 1526 to 1707. This empire is most commonly known for its spread of Islam, arts, and culture. They were very successful as an empire because of their powerful army. The Mughal Empire fell in 1707 because of foreign invasions.
  • Period: to

    Tokugawa Shogunate

    The Tokugawa Shogunate was a political ideology during the Edo period in Japan. This helped Japan by creating a centralized power and united its people. The Tokugawa Shogunate led to the westernization of Japan. The Shogunate fell because they were overthrown by the Meiji Restoration.
  • Period: to

    Qing Dynasty

    The Qing Dynasty was the last dynasty in China an it lasted from 1644 to 1912. They had a very successful military that force the Ming Empire out of rule. The Qing Dynasty is known for being stable and wealthy. The dynasty fell because poor leadership and population growth, which resulted in regular famine.
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    The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment was not only beneficial for Europe, it changed the way the whole world is seen. Many leaders in this movement like Adam Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, Voltaire, and et cetera. The purpose of this movement was to use human reasoning to improve humanity. The Enlightenment is still relevant today because some logic is still used today like the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and free market economies.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was a fight between the 13 colonies and Great Britain, for the independence of the colonies. This war lasted a total of eight years from 1775 to 1783. This war started because Britain heavily taxed the colonies for war debt and they did not have a political stance in government. After the long battle the 131 colonies won their independence from Great Britain.
  • Period: to

    Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution took place in Europe and the United States. During this time these countries transferred to new manufacturing machines. Some inventions that came out of this revolution are the spinning jenny, telegraph, cotton gin, and the water frame. This changed how the world manufactured its products and paved the way for manufacturing today.
  • Period: to

    French Revolution

    The French Revolution started for many reasons. Some include social inequality, heavily taxing the third estate, and the influence of the enlightenment ideas. Maximilien Robespierre was one of the most influential leaders of the French Revolution. This revolution lead to the rise of Nationalism.
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    Haitian Revolutions

    The Haitian Revolution was started by slaves fighting against French rule. The brutality from slave owners to slaves and a racist society ignited this revolution. In conclusion the Haitian Revolution was one of the most successful slave rebellion in the world. The result of the revolution was the haitians gained their freedom from slavery and France as a whole.
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    Opium Wars

    The Opium Wars were fights for conflicting views on trade and justice. The wars started because of the imports of addictive drugs and imbalanced trade. These wars were mostly a sea war between China and Britain. The Chinese Ships fell short when it came to Britain's new battleships.
  • Period: to

    Tanzimat Reforms

    The Tanzimat Reforms were created by the Ottomans in order to prevent the decline of their empire. The reforms were educational, political, and cultural in hopes to westernize the Ottoman Empire. In result of the Tanzimat Reforms failed and the Ottoman Empire eventually fell. Japan did something similar called the Meiji Restoration, but they were successful at westernization.
  • Period: to

    Taiping Rebellion

    The Taiping Rebellion was when the peasants of the Qing Dynasty revolted against the government. The causes of the rebellion was heavy taxation of the poor and not the rich, poor irrigation systems, and the lack of government involvement. The political structure of the Qing Dynasty was already weak prior to the Taiping Rebellion. In of In result of the rebellion, the government weakened greatly.
  • Period: to

    Sepoy Mutiny

    The Sepoy Mutiny was a rebellion of Sepoys against Britain. Sepoys are Indian soldiers who fight for Britain. They rebelled against Britain because, they made the Sepoys use weapons greased in pig and cow fat, which is against their religion. When the Indians politely refused, Britain soldiers forced them causing the Sepoy Mutiny.
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  • Tokugawa Shogunate

    Tokugawa Shogunate
  • Period: to

    Meiji Revolution

    The Meiji Revolution was put into place by Japan's government in hopes to restore what the Shogunate destroyed.The restoration lasted form 1868 to 1912. They enforced certain rules to follow in hopes to westernize Japan. The Meiji Restoration was one of the most successful attempts to westernize a country.
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  • Period: to

    Scramble for Africa

    The Scramble for Africa was a race between European powers to see who colonizes Africa first. The causes for the race was mainly economic for the European powers. The Race for Africa occured in 1881 to 1914. Different countries colonized different parts of Africa, not one country colonized Africa.
  • Period: to

    Berlin Conference

    The Berlin Conference was a meeting in 1884 to 1885 to regulate European colonization and trade in Africa. They also discussed the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In the conference, they came to the conclusion to end slavery. The conference also led to a quicker colonization of Africa.
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