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Graphic Timeline of World History

  • Jun 2, 1301

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    The RenaissanceRebirth of ancient greek and roman worlds. Period of European history that began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe.
  • Jun 2, 1440

    Invention Of The Printing Press

    Invention Of The Printing Press
    In 1440, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invented a printing press process that, remained the main method of printing until the late 20th century. The inventor's method of printing from movable type, including the use of metals and alloys, a special press, and oil-based inks, allowed the mass production of printed books.
  • Jun 2, 1492

    Columbus' Voyage

    Columbus' Voyage
    Happened at the beginning of the age of exploration which started in the early 15th century and continued to the 17th century during which europeans explored Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania
  • Jun 2, 1517

    The Reformation

    The Reformation
    Initiated in response to the growing sense of corruption and administrated abuse in the church. Led to creation of protestism
  • Jun 2, 1517

    The 95 These

    The 95 These
    1517 Luther penned a document attacking the Catholic Church's corrupt practice of selling "indulgences" to absolve sin. His "95 Theses," sparked the Protestant Reformation. Although these ideas had been evident before, Martin Luther codified them at a moment in history ripe for religious reformation.
  • Triangular Trade

    Triangular Trade
    In early American settlement, goods came from two main sources: England and Africa. This became to be known as the Triangular Trade. A normal shipment of goods from Great Britain would have beads, cloth, hardware, rum, salt, or weapons. The shipment would go to Africa, where the goods would be traded for people who were enslaved and tightly packed in bad conditions for the journey to their new "home." Once in America, the ship would unload the slaves and take on any or all of molasses, rum, suga
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    Period Of Elightenment

    Cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, which began in europe and later in American colonies.
  • Scientific Revolution

    Scientific Revolution
    Gave Europeans a new way to view Human kind's place in the universe.
  • Invention Of The Factory System

    Invention Of The Factory System
    system of manufacturing that began in the 18th century and is based on the concentration of industry into specialized establishments. The system arose in the during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    Transition to new manufactoring processses that occured in the period from about 1769 to sometime between 1820-1840
  • Declaration of Independence Signing

    Declaration of Independence Signing
    Statement addopted by the continental congress on July 4, 1776 which announced the 13 American colonies regaurded themselves as independant states.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    period of radical social and political uphealing france that had lasting impact on French history
  • Storming Of the Bastille

    Storming Of the Bastille
    On July 14, 1789, the Paris mob was able to get hold of 3000 rifles and a few cannon. They went to the Bastille in search of more weapons. The fortress was weakly guarded with 30 Swiss Guards and 85 Invalides. The mob strormed the Bastille.
  • Reign Of Terror

    Reign Of Terror
    10-month period during the French Revolution in which suspected enemies of the revolution were guillotined by the thousands.
  • Napoleonic Wars

    Napoleonic Wars
    series of conflicts fought between France under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte and a number of European nations
  • Opium War

    Opium War
    Climax of disputes over trade and diplomatic relations between China and the British Empire
  • Indian Revolt

    Indian Revolt
    Revolt of inidan tribes that led to the transfer of the administration of india from the East India Company to the british crown.
  • Berlin Confrence

    Berlin Confrence
    Regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the new imperialim period
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    anti-foreign pronationalist movement by the rightous harmony society
  • Treaty Of Versailles

    	Treaty Of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Versailles Palace outside Paris on June 28, 1919, between the Allied and Associated Powers on the one hand and Germany on the other, brought World War I to an end.