Enlightenment and Nationalist Revolutions Timeline

By cheine1
  • Montesquieu publishes book, On the Spirit of the Laws

    This book went on to influence many revolutions in both Europe and America.
  • America delcares Independence

    We would not be here today if it wasn't for the Declaration of Independence.
  • French Revolution

    The French Revolution made France what it is today and put many great leaders in charge like Napoleon.
  • Napoleon overthrows the Directory though a coup d'etat

    This was how Napoleon first gained power over France. He went on to be a great ruler who in efforts to take over Europe was destroyed.
  • Napoleon crowns himself emperor, begins to create a vast European Empire

    This gave Napoleon complete control. As he took the crown from the Pope, he made himself the leader of all of France and began to attempt to defeat the surrounding empires.
  • Haiti wins freedom from France

    This was one of the first Central American revolutions and inspired many to come.
  • Padre Hidalgo calls for Mexican Independence

    This was the beginning of our neighboring countrie's revolution. The world would not be what it is today without the courgrage of Padre Hidalgo to stand up against authority.
  • Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo

    This marked the end of Napoleon's rule of much of Europe. It also is the basis for a modern idiom, "Meeting your Waterloo."