from exploration to independence

Timeline created by yasmeen_younis
In History
  • Period:
    1,800 BCE
    to
    800

    The Maya

    indigenous people of Mexico and Central America
  • Period:
    1,200 BCE
    to
    -600 BCE

    The Olmec

    first major civilization in Mexico
  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy land

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy land
    Pope urban calls for a war against the Muslims fighting for the holy land. Both Christianity and Muslim religions had significance in this piece of land and they both wanted to claim it.
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

    Europe is a farming economy
    grew their own food (feudalism)
  • Period:
    1200
    to
    1521

    The Aztec

    ruled a large empire in Southern and Central Mexico
  • 1271

    Marco Polo begins his journey to the east

    Marco Polo begins his journey to the east
    Marco Polo, his father, and his uncle begin to travel to the east to discover new goods and land that they did not previously have.
  • 1289

    Crusades End

    Crusades End
    The crusades ended
  • 1293

    Marco Polo begins his journey home

    Marco Polo begins his journey home
    traveled by ship and took a total of 2 years
  • 1298

    Marco Polo was imprisioned and began writing his book

    Marco Polo was imprisioned and began writing his book
    He began to write a book based on his journey and observations. This impacted and helped other explorers because they could see what sorts of novel goods that Marco Polo observed, and wanted to follow in his footsteps.
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

    The rebirth of Europe. Science and art were established and major strides were made in these.
  • Period:
    1400
    to
    1532

    The Inca

    ruled an empire along the pacific coast
  • 1415

    Captured the fortress of ceutra in africa

    Captured the fortress of ceutra in africa
  • 1419

    Discovery of the maderia islands

    Discovery of the maderia islands
    portugal discovered the maderia islands
  • 1427

    Discovery of the azores islands

    Discovery of the azores islands
    Portugal discovered the Azores islands
  • 1434

    sucess of sailing around africa

    sucess of sailing around africa
    The Portuguese successfully sailed around Africa by sea. This was important because all journeys had previously been by land only.
  • 1440

    Printing Press was invented

    Printing Press was invented
    Johan Gutenburg invented the printing press
  • 1469

    Catholic Spain was unified

    Catholic Spain was unified
    Spain was united under the common belief of christianity
  • 1488

    Reached the eastern most tip of southern africa

    Reached the eastern most tip of southern africa
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher columbus discovers the Americas

    Christopher columbus discovers the Americas
    While Christopher Columbus was sailing to the west in order to get to India faster than the Spanish, he discovered that there was more land that had never been explored or discovered. He went to the west in hopes of getting there faster and before the Spanish because they had already begun their journey to India.
  • 1519

    Cortes invades the Aztec

    Cortes invades the Aztec
  • 1529

    Pizarro invades the Inca

    Pizarro invades the Inca
    Francisco Pizarro invades the Incan empire causing their fall
  • 1532

    The Inca fall under Pizarro

    The Inca fall under Pizarro
  • Thomas Hobbes writes The Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes writes The Leviathan
    thomas hobbes writes this book
  • John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government

    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government
    John Locke writes this book
  • United states declares independance

    United states declares independance
    Declaration of Independence is signed
  • France writes the Declaration of the Rights of Man

    France writes the Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • Haiti gains independence

    Haiti gains independence
  • Bolivar and his soldiers begin Venezuela’s fight for independence

    Bolivar and his soldiers begin Venezuela’s fight for independence
  • Bolivar’s Gran Columbia gains its independence

    Bolivar’s Gran Columbia gains its independence
  • Jose de San Martin frees Peru from Spain

    Jose de San Martin frees Peru from Spain
  • Mexico gains independence

    Mexico gains independence
    mexico gets its independence from spain