Dylan Walker and Taylor Marks

  • Period: Apr 16, 1450 to

    Unit one: Exploration

  • Apr 20, 1450

    Atlantic Slave Trade

    Atlantic Slave Trade
    The buying, transporting, and selling of Africans for work in America. By the time the Atlantic Slave Trade ended, 9.5 million Africans had been imported to America.
  • Apr 16, 1492

    Columbus sails to the Americas

    Columbus sails to the Americas
    Christopher Columbus convinced Spain to allow him to find a route to Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. He made a mistake in thinking that he could reach Asia by just sailing west. He landed on an island in the carribean thinking it was the East Indies. He encountered Native Americans when he first arrived.
  • Apr 20, 1492

    The Columbian Exchange

    The Columbian Exchange
    The global transfer of plants, animals, and disease that occurred during the European colonization of the Americas. Ships from the Americas brought back all different kinds of items that Europeans, Asians, and Africans had never seen before.
  • Apr 16, 1521

    Cortes conquers the Aztecs

    Cortes conquers the Aztecs
    Aztec's used a bow and arrow while Cortes army used muskets and cannons. Cortes army also enlisted the help of nearby native groups and carried disease that aided them in taking over the Aztec's.
  • Apr 16, 1543

    Copernicus presents the Heliocentric Theory

    Copernicus presents the Heliocentric Theory
    The Heliocentric Theory is the idea that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. Copernicus published his book on the Heliocentric Theory called "On the revolutions of the heavenly bodies." His book had a great impact that angered the catholic and Protestant Church.
  • Period: Apr 16, 1543 to

    Unit three: Revolutions

  • Apr 20, 1562

    The French Wars of Religion

    The French Wars of Religion
    The battle lasted for about thirty years, ending once Henry IV came to the throne.Henry passed the Edict of Nantes, whiich made catholicism the official religion of France and allowed Protestants certain religious freedoms.
  • English settle Jamestown

    The first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America.
  • Louis XIV of France begins his reign

    Louis XIV officially became king in 1643, but didnt take over power until 1661 because he was only four years old. He was 23 when he started to rule.
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    Unit two: Absolutism

  • Peter the Great of Russia begins his reign

    Peter the Great of Russia begins his reign
    Peter became czar as a child. He was too young to rule so his sister ruled in his place until he was old enough. At age 17, he took power for himself.
  • Glorious Revolutionn in England

    The act of settlement was that no Catholic could become a monarch.
  • French Revolution begins

    French Revolution begins
    Under the Regime system, the people of France were divided into three large social classes, or estates. Before the revolution, France had an Absolute Monarchy.
  • The Storming of the Bastille

    The Storming of the Bastille
    The mob, joined by some of the King's soldiers, stormed the Bastille. Part in response to the King bringing in Swiss soldiers. This was a symbol of revolt and revolution.
  • The Great Fear

    The Great Fear
    Peasants feared that work of the National Assembly would be stopped by foreign armies. Peasants burned their nobles' chateauz and destroyed documents which contained their fuedal obligations.
  • Napoleon conquers most of Europe

    Napoleon wanted the throne to himself. He had failed at conquering ALL of Europe at the time.
  • Treaty of Todesillas

    An agreement between Portugal and Spain, declaring that newly discovered lands to the west of an imaginary line in the Atlantic ocean would belong to Spain and newly discovered lands to the east of the line would belong to Portugal. This all happened because Portugal coplained that the line gave too much to Spain, so it was moved farther west.