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Charles Darwin

  • Born

    Charles Darwin was born on Feberary 12th, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. He lived with a wealthy family and was originally planning to follow a medical career. This event is significant because Charles Darwin would be the first to prove the theory of evolution.
  • Missouri Compomise

    Missouri Compomise
    The Missouri Compromise passed in 1820. Missouri was admitted as a slave state, and Maine as a free state. With the exception of Missouri, this law prohibited the Louisiana Territory from having slaves. This is significant because Missouri was the first state in the Louisiana Territory to admitt to slavery. Also, Maine was called a free state, seperating from Massachusetts and becoming its own state.
  • Antarctica Discovered

    Antarctica Discovered
    Antarctica was discovered in 1820 by the Russians. The first landing was a year later by American Captain John Davis, who was the first to step on foot of the ice. This is significant becasue Antarctica is one of the seven continents in the world.
  • College

    In 1828, he attended Cambridge University to study a degree in divinity. He thought that his three years at Cambridge Univiersity was wasted as far as academic studies. This event is significant because if he chose to continue a medical career, he wouldn't have had a successful career as a naturalist and discover the theory of evolution.
  • Graduation

    He graduated in 1831 and returned home to good news. he received a letter from John Stevens, a botany professor, which recommended for a position as a naturalist on the HMS Beagle, a vessel in the British Navy. This is significant because this was his first time as a naturalist with no experience.
  • Ship sails

    Ship sails
    After numerous times of trying to set sail, they finally did on December 27th, 1831. Charles Darwin and his crew sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to several countries This event is significant because this was the start of his success.
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    HMS Beagle

    Charles Darwin found many different specimen such as insects, plants, flowers, birds, and animals. He traveled to places like Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. This is significant because these are the things that pull together Darwin's book on the theory of evolution,
  • Slavery abolished in British Empire

    Slavery abolished in British Empire
    Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1833. In practicle terms, children under the age of six were free, and over six would be known apprentices. This was a significant event because it shows that other places had difficulties with the abolishment of slavery and it wasn't just the U.S.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    The Dred Scott v. Sandford case was an important case between the abolitionists and non-abolitionists. Dred Scott, a slave, lived in a free statw, which made him free. He sued his master's wife, but lost the case. This is important because it shows how bad slavery was in the past. This happened shortly after the Missouri Compromise passed, which made it even difficult dor Dred to win the case.
  • Origins of Species

    Origins of Species
    On November 24th, 1859, Charles Darwin published his book called the "Origins of Species." it took him many years to publish because he didn't have enough information by the end of his trip. This is significant becasue this book split the people in two groups: one sided with Darwin and the other didn't. This caused a catastrophe in society and questioned Darwin's theroy.
  • Controversy

    After the release of his book, people agreed and disagreed with Charles Darwin's theory. Some still believed that God created the Earth in seven days, while others sided with Darwin. This is significant because it lead to a controversy over the Origins of Species and questioned many people.
  • Origins of Species

    Origins of Species
    This book proved the need for change in political and economical systems, and the theory of evolution. This is significant because he was the first to realize this before anyone else could.
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War was between the Confederacy and the Union. This war started with the uprising of slavery and how it should be banned in all states. The Union wins the war after five years, and slavery is banned in the U.S. This is important because slavery was a big deal in America, and the only way to solve it was by going to war.
  • Medal

    In 1864, Charles Darwin was awarded the Copley medal from the great Royal Society.
  • Thomas Edison Demonstrated lightbulb

    Thomas Edison Demonstrated lightbulb
    Thomas Edison, a famous American inventor, created and demonstrated his lightbulb in 1879. He later formed the Edison Electric Light Company in New York City which sold his lightbulbs. This is significant because without someone as smart as Thomas Edison, we may have a whole new way of using the lightbulb.
  • Death

    Charles Darwin April 19th, 1882. he died from a heart attack at the age of 73.