Logan’s timeline

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    Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes was a English philosopher who was notable as one of the founders of social contract theory.
  • James I becomes King of England

    James I becomes King of England
    Elizabeth dies and Mary Stuart's son James I became the king of England and started the Stuart Dynasty in England
  • James I dies

    James I dies and his son Charles I becomes king.
  • Charles I signs the Petition of Rights

    Charles I signs a contract made by Parliament so that he wouldn't jail people without a good reason, make taxes without parliament's approval, or keep his soldiers in peoples’
    homes & use his army to maintain order
    during peacetime.
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    John Locke

    John Locke was an English philosopher known for his three natural laws (life, liberty, and property).
  • Civil War breaks out

    King Charles I and his supporters declared war against parliament. This civil war lasted from 1642-1651 until parliament was victorious. After that parliament publicly executed Charles I.
  • The Start of the Common wealth

    After the Civil War, a Commonwealth was created—type of government with no king & ruled by Parliament. Oliver Cromwell led the Commonwealth, but did not use democracy— he became a military dictator
  • Cromwells death

    Life in the Commonwealth was harsh because it was led by Cromwell & the Puritans; Forced strict religious rules on people of England. So after Cromwell died they wanted a King again
  • Charles II becomes king

    Charles II becomes king
    In 1660, Charles I’s son became King of England—Charles II was called the “Merry Monarch” because he brought back theatres, sporting events, dancing & he got along with Parliament!!
  • The glorius revelution

    James II fled to France when he realized he had little support from England. This peaceful transfer of power was called the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
  • William of Orange becomes king

    Parliament was worried about the next king be catholic so the encouraged William of Orange to come and take over England
  • The English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights
    The Bill of rights establishes constitutional monarchy in England.This passage made it clear that Parliament was in control
  • Candide

    Candide
    Candide by Voltaire was published
  • Charles X is born

    Charles X is born
    After Napoleon had been defeated France decided to go back to Kings. So they crowned Louis XVII, who soon died so they crowned Charles X. Charles X become king and ruled from 1824 to 1830.
  • James Cook claims Australia for Britain

    James’s cook and a ship full of prisoners are sent to Australia to claim it for Britain.
  • James Watt invents the first reliable steam engine

    James Watt invents the first reliable steam engine
    While at the university of Glasgow James Watt got the opportunity to modify his steam engine, By doing this his steam engine was made more efficient and reliable.
  • Wealth of Nation

    Wealth of Nations by. Adam Smith was published.
  • Amazing Grace is written

    Amazing Grace is written
    Amazing Grace was a inspirational hymn written by John Newton who had his life changed while aboard a slave ship that was going to be torn apart in a drastic storm. His sins were forgiven and he never involved in slavery again. He promoted freedom for all.
  • The National Assembly

    The National Assembly
    The three estates were brought together to discuss issues within France. This ended up with the third estate being under the impression that their vote wouldn’t count as two, but then found out when they got there that their vote wouldn’t count for more the name one.
  • The storming of Bastille

    The storming of Bastille
    The storming of Bastille was when the third estate rushed the fort of Bastille in Paris France that had once been a prison. Once taken, they let out the few prisoners that had still been held captive.
  • Women’s bread march on Versailles

    Woman were mad with the bread prices so the went and stormed the Palace of Versailles where the king had been.
  • Eli Whitney made the Cotton gin

    Eli Whitney made the Cotton gin
    The cotton gin made it super easy for cotton to be seedless. By just putting some cotton in the cotton gin it would pull out all the seeds. The cotton gin was modified by Eli Whitney in 1798 to make it more efficient.
  • Louis XVI exucution

    The king Louis is executed.
  • Marie Antoinette exucution

    Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI’s wife was excuted and charged for treason.
  • Napolean crowns himself Emperor of France

    Napolean crowns himself Emperor of France
    Napolean takes the crown from the pope and puts it on his head making him the new leader of France.
  • Napolean returns to France to take power

    Napolean escape the island of Elba to take control for the last time. He is soon defeated, this period is known as the one hundred day period.
  • Napolean is beat and exiled to Saint Helena

    Napolean is beat and exiled to Saint Helena
    Napolean is defeated at the battle of Waterloo and exiled to an island off of Africa called Saint Helena.
  • Victoria becomes Queen

    Victoria becomes Queen
    At just 18 years of age Victoria becomes the Queen of England and the Victorian period starts.
  • Sati is banned in India

    Sati is banned in India
    The Indian custom Sati was banned. Which is the practice of Hindu widows throwing themselves on husbands’ funeral fires
  • Greece Obtains its Freedom

    The Greek revolution ended with the signing of the Treaty of Constantinople which gave the Greek people their freedom from the Ottoman empire.
  • The Commencement of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833

    The Commencement of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833
    This act abolished slavery for good in England. This agreement was highly promoted by people like William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano, and John Newton.
  • Samuel Morse made the first public demonstration of the electric telegraph

    Samuel Morse made the first public demonstration of the electric telegraph
    Samuel Morse is not the created of the telegraph but is responsible for making lots of improvements to it and even make the electric telegraph. His main accomplishment though is Morse code which is a language that blind people can use to communicate with.
  • Queen Victoria gets married

    Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert.
  • Treaty of Nanjing

    Treaty of Nanjing
    The treaty that ended the opium wars. This treaty was incredibly unfair in the fact that the China had to give Hong Kong to Britain, let christian missionaries into the country, open up trade to the rest of the world, and to legalize opium.
  • Potato Famine

    Potato Famine
    The potatoes in Ireland’s catch an air born disease that ends up kill tons of Irish people. Britain does nothing to support the Irish which causes lots of them to leave Ireland.
  • Alexander Graham Bell starts development on the telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell starts development on the telephone
    It is debatable whether or not Alexander Graham Bell is the true creator of the phone but he is the most widely known for created the first practical phone.
  • Elias Howe's sewing machine is improved

    Elias Howe's sewing machine is improved
    Although Elias Howe is the original inventor of the sewing machine Isaac Singer is the won who improved it and marketed it in 1851.
  • The Treaty of Kanagawa

    On March 31, 1854, the Convention of Kanagawa or Kanagawa Treaty was the first treaty between the United States and the Tokugawa shogunate. Signed under threat of force, it effectively meant the end of Japan's 220-year-old policy of national seclusion by opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American vessels.
  • Queen Victoria’s husband dies

    When Queen Victoria’s husband die she began the mourning process. She always wore black, uncomfortable dresses. Even though her husband had died she still made sure that the her servants set out a pair of her husbands clothes every morning.
  • The Suez Canal is finished

    The Suez Canal is finished
    1869, Suez Canal influenced Britain’s interest in Egypt. The Canal linked the Mediterranean with the Red Sea, this shortened trips from Europe to Indian Ocean; no need to sail around southern tip of Africa
  • The typewriter is invented

    The typewriter is invented
    The modern typewriter was created by Christopher L. Shole in 1873. His Sholes & Glidden Type Writer introduced consumers to the QWERTY keyboard, which is still the standard keyboard arrangement on personal computers today.
  • Alexander Graham make some the telephone

    Alexander Graham make some the telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the “electric speech machine,” or telephone, in 1876. The telephone quickly revolutionized the way people communicated both at work and with friends.
  • Vaccines are made

    Louis Pasteur made significant contributions to human health with his germ theory of disease along with his vaccines for rabies and anthrax.
  • Berlin Conference

    Berlin Conference
    In 1884–1885, European leaders met in Berlin to discuss regulating European colonization and trade in Africa. This established the "rules" for conquest in Africa.
  • The motion picture was created

    The motion picture was created
    On October 17, 1888, Thomas Edison submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office his ideas for a motion picture device that would record and produce objects in motion. He called his invention the “Kinetoscope."
  • Queen Victoria dies

    Queen Victoria dies of old age
  • Boxer rebellion is put down officially

    Boxer rebellion is put down officially
    The Boxer Rebellion formally ended with the signing of the Boxer Protocol on September 7, 1901. By terms of the agreement, forts protecting Beijing were to be destroyed, Boxer and Chinese government officials involved in the uprising were to be punished, foreign legations were permitted to station troops in Beijing for their defense, China was prohibited from importing arms for two years and it agreed to pay more than $330 million in reparations to the foreign nations involved.
  • Treaty of Portsmouth

    Treaty of Portsmouth
    The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the 1904–05 Russo-Japanese War. It was signed on September 5, 1905 after negotiations lasting from August 6 to August 30, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States.
  • Archduke Fran’s Ferdinand gets assasinated

    The archdukes’ assination caused an uproar among Austria neighboring countries.
  • The U.S. declares war on Germany

    The U.S. declares war on Germany
    After finding out about the Zimmerman telegram and the sinking of the Lusitania America declares war on Germany.
  • The second Russian revolution

    Lenin rises to full power after the Bolsheviks take control in the second Russian revolution. From then on they are a communist country until 1993
  • The Czar Nicholas is killed

    After being held hostage by the bolsheviks and going house to house the Czar Nicholas and family are executed
  • Armistice day

    Armistice day
    The allies sign a treaty with Germany. This treaty ends all war on land.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The treaty of Versailles officially ended World War I
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    The Beer Hall Putsch of November 1923, or the Munich Putsch, was Hitler’s attempt to overthrow the Weimar government of Ebert and establish a right wing nationalistic one in its place.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s emergence as chancellor on January 30, 1933, marked a crucial turning point for Germany and, ultimately, for the world.
  • Burning of the Reichstag

    Burning of the Reichstag
    The Reichstag fire was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, precisely four weeks after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
  • Four concentration camps are opened

    March 22, 1933 the Nazis open 4 concentration camps: Dachau, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, and Ravensbruck for women.
  • Germany invades the Rhineland

    Germany invades the Rhineland
    The nazi party takes back part of Germany known as the Rhineland that was occupied by allied forces.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    The occasion of concerted violence by Nazis throughout Germany and Austria against Jews and their property on the night of November 9–10, 1938.
  • WWII starts

    WWII starts
    World War Two starts with Germany invading Poland.
  • Dunkirk Evacuation

    The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940.
  • Prisoners are freed from Auschwitz

    As Soviet troops approached Auschwitz in January 1945, most of its population was sent west on a death march. The prisoners remaining at the camp were liberated on 27 January 1945, a day now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • V-E day

    V-E day
    Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day (Great Britain) or V-E Day (North America), is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany 's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on the 8 May 1945.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia due to growing tension.