Culminating End-of-Year Assesment: A Graphic Timeline of World History

By vmpmcs
  • Jan 1, 1300

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    Movement following the Middle Ages that centered on revival of interest in the classical learning of Greece and Rome. meaning "rebirth."
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Discovering America

    Discovering America
    When Christopher Columbus landed on America for the first time. When America became known by the europeans.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    The Scientific Revolution

    The Scientific Revolution
    Transformation in thinking caused by scientific observation, experimentation, and the questioning of traditional opinions.
  • Jan 1, 1517

    The Reformation

    The Reformation
    Religious revolution that split the church in western Europe and created a number of new churches.
  • The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment
    Philosophers believed that they could apply the scientific method and use reason to explain human nature logically.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    When power-driven machines began to do much of the work that people had done before.
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution
    The war between the American colonies and Great Britain, leading to the formation of the independent United States.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    July 4 1776
    The proclamation made by the second American Continental Congress, which asserted the freedom and independence of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain.
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    The anticlerical and republican revolution in France from 1789 until 1799, when Napoleon seized power.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    July 14 1789
    At the beginning of the French Revolution, an armed mob of Parisians captured the fortress and released its prisoners, an action that came to symbolize the end of the ancien rgime.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    September 5 1793 – July 28 1794
    Period during the French Revolution when the National Convention worked to suppress all opposition.
  • Napoleonic Wars

    Napoleonic Wars
    May 18 1803 – November 20 1815
    A series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times.
  • The Opium War

    The Opium War
    Conflict between China and Britain that arose due to Britain’s export of opium to China.
  • Treaty of Nanjing

    Treaty of Nanjing
    August 29 1842
    Treaty following the Opium War in which China gave Hong Kong to Britain and opened ports to British trade.
  • Treaty of Kanagawa

    Treaty of Kanagawa
    March 31 1854
    Negotiations between Matthew Perry and Japan that permitted trade between the two countries.
  • Indian Revolt of 1857

    Indian Revolt of 1857
    May 10 1857- June 20 1858
    Revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India.
  • Meiji Restoration

    Meiji Restoration
    Change when a group of samurai overthrew the Tokugawa shogunate and restored the emperor to power.
  • The Berlin Conference

    The Berlin Conference
    November 15 1884–1885
    A meeting at which representatives of european nations agreed on rules colonization of africa
  • World War I

    World War I
    A war fought from 1914 to 1918, in which Great Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, the United States, and other allies defeated Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria.
  • The Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution
    March 8 1917 – November 8 1917
    the uprising in Russia, in which the Czarist government collapsed and a provisional government was established.