From Exploration to Independence

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In History
  • Period:
    1,800 BCE
    to
    -800 BCE

    The Maya Civilization

    The Maya flourished in the El Petén region of northern Guatemala. They were expert builders and constructed the magnificent cities of Tikal and Copán
  • 1,690 BCE

    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government

    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government
    John Locke writes his positive view on man
  • 1,641 BCE

    Thomas Hobbes writes the Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes writes the Leviathan
    Thomas Hobbes writes this to stress his negative opinion on how man are useless species.
  • 1,532 BCE

    Inca fall under Pizarro

    Inca fall under Pizarro
    After Pizarro invade and take over the Inca they fall and bow down to him
  • 1,519 BCE

    Cortes invades the Aztec

    Cortes invades the Aztec
    Cortes also formed alliances as they invaded the Aztec empire.
  • Period:
    1,400 BCE
    to
    1,532 BCE

    The Inca Empire

    The southermmost Mesoamerican empire was the Inca empire. Their capital was located in Cuzco. They had a complex government and ranged from 6 to 14 million people in the empire.
  • Period:
    1,200 BCE
    to
    -600 BCE

    The Olmec Civilization

    The Olmec are believed to be the earliest Mesoamerican culture to develop an advanced civilization.
  • Period:
    1,200 BCE
    to
    1,521 BCE

    The Aztec Empire

    They were located in Lake Texcoco, where they built the city, Tenochtitlán. The Aztec established a royal dynasty by using natural resources to their advantage.
  • 1095

    Pope Urban Calls for Crusades in the Holy Land

    Pope Urban Calls for Crusades in the Holy Land
    Pope Urban called a crusade against the Muslims
  • 1200

    Europe is a Farming Economy

    Europe is a Farming Economy
    Europe starts farming
  • 1271

    Marco Polo travels to the East

    Marco Polo travels to the East
    Marco Polo, his dad, and his uncle start their journey
  • 1289

    Crusades End

    Crusades End
    The battles of the Christians and Muslims end
  • 1293

    Polos journey home

    Polos journey home
    Marco Polo goes home after his long adventure
  • 1298

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book
    Marco Polo has been imprisoned during the war
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

    As Europeans experienced more of the outside world
  • 1415

    The Portuguese capture the Fortress of Ceuta in Africa

    The Portuguese capture the Fortress of Ceuta in Africa
    Portugal are staring to take over Africa as they venture to Asia
  • 1419

    Portugal discover the Madeira Islands

    Portugal discover the Madeira Islands
    Prince Henry and Portugal find the islands
  • 1427

    Portugal discover the Azores Islands

    Portugal discover the Azores Islands
    Prince Henry also discover these islands 8 years later
  • 1434

    Prince Henry's Ship make successful voyage

    Prince Henry's Ship make successful voyage
    Prince Henry was finally able to do this
  • 1440

    The Printing Press

    The Printing Press
    Johan Gutenberg invented the printing press which was inspired by Marco Polo.
  • 1456

    Portugal discover the Cape Verde Islands

    Portugal discover the Cape Verde Islands
    Before Prince Henry died he made one last discovery
  • 1469

    The marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella

    The marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella
    The king and queen of Spain get married
  • 1488

    Portugal reach the Eastern Coast of Southern Africa

    Portugal reach the Eastern Coast of Southern Africa
    Batolomeu Días guides Portugal to here
  • Sep 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Sets sail to the West

    Christopher Columbus Sets sail to the West
    Columbus is trying to find a faster route to Asia by going West.
  • 1529

    Pizarro invades the Inca

    Pizarro invades the Inca
    Pizarro made his voyage to the New World and had allies which helped him Invade the Inca.
  • United States Declares Independence

    United States Declares Independence
    In 1776 after the United States defeated the British in the war they declared independence
  • France writes the Declaration of Independence in Rights of Man

    France writes the Declaration of Independence in Rights of Man
    After The French looked at the Philosophers view of man, they decided that man deserved independence
  • Haiti gains Independence

    Haiti gains Independence
    The Haitian Revolution began in 1789 and for the first time ever slaves rebelled in it and it ended in 1803.
  • Bolivar and his soldiers begin Venezuela’s fight for independence

    Bolivar and his soldiers begin Venezuela’s fight for independence
    Bolivar sent his troops to Venezuela and after the Admirable Campaign he helped Venezuela gain independence
  • Bolivar’s Gran Columbia gains its independence

    Bolivar’s Gran Columbia gains its independence
    After Bolivar creates the Gran Columbia including many countries he finally gains its independence and it trying to make it a free country.
  • Jose de San Martin frees Peru from Spain

    Jose de San Martin frees Peru from Spain
    After San Martín became governor he helped Peru be free by recruiting troops, weapons and more
  • Mexico gains independence

    Mexico gains independence
    After the help of Hidalgo Mexico gained independence from Spain