Eight Events That Changed the World - Utkarsh Sokiya Period 9

  • 313

    Christianity is legalized in Rome

    Christianity is legalized in Rome
    In 313 the Roman Empire passed the legalization of the practice of Christianity. Before 313, Christianity was prohibited and if you were caught practicing it you were crucified outside the walls of Rome. Christians were also tortured in circuses in which they were flayed alive or fed to animals. It was considered a taboo to be Christian. Due to the legalization, in later years, the Holy Roman Empire was established.
  • 313

    Christianity is Legalized Part Two

    Christianity is Legalized Part Two
    Due to the legalization, in later years, the Holy Roman Empire was established. Maybe if Christianity wasn't legalized it would be an extinct religion or a religion with very few followers such as Zoroastrianism.
  • 470

    Socrates (BC)

    Socrates (BC)
    Socrates was a great and extremely influential man. Millions and myself included consider the great Athenian philosopher to be a father to the educational system in America. Socrates was infamous in his time for asking why but his ideology is used today and helps us to further understand the world and realize why things are the way they are. If not for Socrates the educational system would be extremely different.
  • 470

    Socrates Part Two

    Socrates Part Two
    Students like me would not have the power to ask why or why something is the way it is. Due to his thinking and belief that "the unexamined life is not worth living for a human being,” student like me have the power to question. Socrates also gave birth to two other great Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle who have also impacted the world we live in today.
  • 470

    Socrates Part Three

    Socrates Part Three
    Even though it has been over 1600 years since Socrates walked our planet we feel his presence through his evergreen and everlasting ideology of questioning people.
  • 571

    Muhammad

    Muhammad
    Muhammad's mother was told, "You are pregnant with the lord of this people." Muhammad revolutionized the world and the Middle East forever. Muhammad became the founder of Islam and the prophet. He was told by Allah, god, to spread Islam and so he did. Muhammad tried to spread his idea in his hometown of Mecca but was shunned. He then went to Medina where je quickly gained followers under the name of Islam and from there on Islam spread.
  • 571

    Muhammad Part Two

    Muhammad Part Two
    Later the Islamic empire was established in which arts, literature, poetry, architecture, math and economics were further explored. The Islamic empire also gave birth to new ideas and inventions. Muhammad revolutionized the world with the birth of Islam and now Islam is the second most practiced religion in the world.
  • Jun 11, 814

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Charlemagne was a man of great power, intellect and virtue. He was also a fine leader leading him to be one of the most influential men in history. Charlemagne helped to reunite and unify the broken Roman empire after its collapse. As the Human Record says, “Charlemagne established at least a sense of order and unity if not its total reality.”
  • Jun 11, 814

    Charlemagne Part Two

    Charlemagne Part Two
    .” Rome fell victim to frequent invasions that ended with looting of goods and riches by tribes and the citizens of Rome were left distraught, confused and unsafe. They lived in a time of great fear and disorder until Charlemagne came. Charlemagne enforced a government that helped to reunite the people by religion. He used Christianity as a uniting factor and it most definitely was a effective strategy.
  • Jun 11, 814

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Charlemagne then established the Holy Roman Empire which featured the church in a way it wasn't before. The church became the center of the empire's and a part of everyone's life. The church also gained a political power it never had before.
  • Jun 11, 1412

    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc
    Joan of arc can be considered to be the first female representation of power. Joan of Arc helped lead the French to victory against the English in the Hundred Year War. Joan was led by the word of god and was hailed a hero in France. Later; however, Joan was accused of being a witch and was burned on a stake ending her powerful life. Joan paved the path for women later on to join the army like she did and display their powers.
  • Jun 11, 1412

    Joan of Arc Part Two

    Joan of Arc Part Two
    All in all Joan was a great representation of a women who stood up and did something no one had done before.
  • Jun 11, 1419

    The Medici Family

    The Medici Family
    The Medicis played a great and quite substantial role in the Italian or Southern Renaissance. They were the patrons of the arts and helped artists such as Michelangelo and Da Vinci make their extravagant works. They played a part in the beautification of Florence and made it the "place to be" at the time. Florence became a city filled with statues on every corner and paintings in every building. It became the capital of the arts.
  • Jun 11, 1419

    Medicis Part Two

    Medicis Part Two
    Not only did the Medicis play a role in the arts, they also played a role in the financial aspect of Florence. The Medicis gained their wealth and power through a bank they had established run by the family called the Bank of Medici. It funded most of the businesses in the city and thus was a crucial aspect in the survival of the economy of the city. They revolutionized art and most definitely made Florence what it is today, a city filled with beauty. The picture features the Medici family coat.
  • Jun 11, 1450

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    The invention of the printing press was a major discovery that led to many other technological advancements. The invention by Johannes Gutenberg allowed people to publish their ideas and convey them in a way they never were before. The printing press also aided in the unification of Europe. News was spread quicker through newspapers and it was more precise this way because unlike before the story wasn't changed when it was told from person to person.
  • Jun 11, 1450

    Printing Press Part Two

    Printing Press Part Two
    Ideas were also shared rapidly by this new invention that helped the empire and the world to progress technologically and in many other aspects as well. Due to the invention of the printing press we have newspapers today that inform us of what is happening in the world and magazines to entertain us. The invention revolutionized news and the passing of ideas forever.
  • Jun 11, 1533

    King Henry the Eighth

    King Henry the Eighth
    King Henry is also revered as another very influential man for his abolishment of the church's say in the government. He greatly reduced the power the church had on the government and over the people. He also played a great role in the Protestant Reformation. Due to his feelings and actions towards the church, the church lost a lot of power and wealth. King Henry the Eighth had a very selfish motive for his actions against the church however.
  • Jun 11, 1533

    King Henry the Eight Part Two

    King Henry the Eight Part Two
    He went against the church because they would not grant him a divorce to his wife who could not bear his a son. He wanted a women who would give him a son that would continue the family name and take over his throne. Regardless of his selfish motives he changed the government at the time and if not for him the church could still probably have a say in the divorce of an individual.