Chloe Guyer Timeline By Chloeguyer 1453 The fall of Constantinople The Ottoman was a powerful empire and they took control over Constantinople in 1453. The fall of Constantinople showed how much strength the Ottoman empire had. 1496 The Spanish colonizing Africa The spanish colonized many places in Africa. There are now some Spanish cities in Africa, even though africa is not under spanish rule anymore. 1500 The Portuguese empire searching for Gold The Portuguese began their empire by looking for gold in Africa. They then kept colonizing and looking for land and wealth. 1519 Import of Turkeys in Colombian exchange In the Colombian Exchange turkeys were imported from America to spain. Turkeys became a vital food source for people all around the world. 1763 The treaty of Paris The French and British were at war for 7 years. There was a treaty called the treaty of Paris which ended this 7 year war, this left the British being dominant in Canada. 1800 The Russian Empire's annexation of Ukraine In the 18th century Russia took over Ukraine. The reasons for this anexation were that Russia wanted fertile agricultural land which Ukraine had. This helped feed the empire.