APWH Timeline (1750-1900)

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In History
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    John Locke

    An enlightenment philosopher who argued that the social contract between a ruler and the ruled should only last as long as it serves the people
  • Early Steam Engine developed in Britain

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    The Seven Years War

    A war between France and Russia, ended by Peter III, Russian Tsar
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    Robert Owen

  • Cossack Commander Pugachev Leads Russian Peasant Revolt

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    The North American Revolution

  • Declaration of Independence

  • Beginning of British Industrial Revolution

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    Abolitionist Movement

  • USA Federal Constitution is Established

  • Storming of Bastille

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    French Revolution

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    Haitian Revolution

  • Women's Clubs Banned in France

    A sexist, all-male, mentally-inept, unfit-to-be-in-office legislative body bans all women's clubs under the pretense that "women are ill-suite for elevated thoughts and serious meditations… A woman should not leave her family to meddle in affairs of government."
  • The French Government Enlists all French Citizens

    “Henceforth, until the enemies, have been driven from the territory of the Republic, all the French are in permanent requisition for army service. The young men shall go to battle; the married men shall forge arms and transport provisions; the women shall make tents and clothes, and shall serve in the hospitals; the children shall turn old linen into lint; the old men shall repair to the public places, to stimulate the courage of the warriors and preach the unity of the Republic..."
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    Execution of Louis XVI; the Terror in France

    A period during the French Revolution, after the royal family had been dealt with, when the nation was ruled by Robespierre. He used terror to "better France". He basically murdered anyone who didn't agree with him
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    Reign of Napoleon

  • End of Slave Trade in British Empire

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    Latin American Wars of Independence

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    Hidalgo-Morelos Rebellion in Mexico

  • Locomotives first used to haul coal in England

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    Karl Marx

  • Brazil Gains Independence from Portugal

  • British Trade Unions Legalized

  • France Indebts Haiti with an "Independence Debt"

    Stupid, racist, French bigots
  • Decembrist Revolt

    One of the world's shortest and most pathetic revolts. Liberal Russian army officers, who held one of the most pathetic and short-lived rebellions in history.
    Radicalized Russian military officers persuaded ~3,000 Russian soldiers to stage an uprising, refusing to swear allegiance to new tsar Nicholas I. Soldiers never showed, and many leaders deserted. ~9,000 loyal soldiers arrived, with the tsar. Soon Nicholas ordered artillery fire, and ~70 rebels died, the rest fled. The uprising was over
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    Great Jamaica Revolt

    A great revolt of enslaved Jamaican people, which had grand lasting effects: this revolt prompted Britain to outlaw slavery in 1833
  • Reform Bill gives vote to middle-class men in England

  • Britain Officially Emancipates all British Slaves

  • Benjamin Disraeli published Sybil

    Sybil described the relationship between rich and poor as “two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if were dwellers in different zones or inhabitants of different planets.”
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    Mexica-United States War

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    Caste War of Yucatán

  • Women's Rights Convention Seneca Falls, New York

    The first Women's Rights Conference, hosted by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

  • Beginning of railroad construction in Argentina, Cuba, Chile, and Brazil

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    Taipin Revolution

  • Feminist Newspaper Established in Brazil

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    Crimean War

  • Sewers and Industrial Waste Dumped into Rivers

    Sanitation conditions in industrial areas were so bad at the time that, for example, Thames River in London smelled so bad that it the British House of Commons had to suspend its session.
  • Emancipation of Serfs in Russia

  • Serfs freed in Russia

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    Civil War and Abolition of Slavery in United States

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    Conflict Between Paraguay and Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay

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    First International Socialist Organization in Europe

  • Afterr 1865, Rapid growth of U.S. industrialization

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    Radical Reconstruction

    An extremely brief period where freed blacks had full political rights and some power, but was followed by harsh segregation laws, denial of voting rights, a wave of lynching, and virulent racism.
  • After 1868, Takeoff of Japanese Industrialization

  • An Independent All Girls School is Established in Mexico

  • Opening of the transcontinental railroad across United States

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    Unification of Germany and Italu

  • Unification of Germany

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    Porfirio Díaz's Dictatorship

  • Henrik Ibsen Releases Film: A Doll's House

    This was a radical film about a woman in a loveless and oppressive/abusive household. In the film, she leaves her husband and children to live a happy life. The film was met with outrage
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    An elite Javanese feminist. Born into a rich family, during Dutch rule, she went to a Dutch school until she turned age 12. Upon which occasion, she was secluded in her house for 4 years, as was Javanese tradition. She had both feminist and nationalist ideals, which in her case were largely opposing each other. She is said to be a pioneer in Feminist thinking in Indonesia. Died young at the age of 25
  • The Indian National Congress is Established

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    Cuba and Brazil Abolish Slavery

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    Second International Socialist Organization in Europe

  • New Zealand Becomes First Country to Grant Women Full Suffrage

    This miraculous event was followed by Finland doing the same in 1906. The next country to do so waited until 1946
  • Marxist Socialist Russians founded an Illegal Russian Social-democratic Labor Party

    They quickly involved themselves in workers' education, union organization, and eventually revolutionary action
  • US Steel Corporation had annual budget 3 times larger than US Federal Government

  • Failed Revolution in Russia

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    Mexican Revolution

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    Wave of Strikes in Britain

  • 1,250,000 Russian Factory Workers (40%) go on Strike

    Tsar's radical reforms weren't enough. Many felt revolution was inevitable
  • Russian Revolution

  • Women Gain Suffrage in America