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History of England

  • The british enlightment

    The first major Enlightenment figure in England was Thomas Hobbes, who caused great controversy with the release of his provocative treatise Leviathan
  • The british enlightment

    Newton’s discoveries on the laws of motion and the sources of gravitation were published in The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
  • The british enlightment

    John Locke came into the picture, promoting the opposite type of government—a representative government—in his Two Treatises of Government
  • The steam engine

    The steam engine
    Thomas Newcomen invents the first steam engine. It is not very
    useful yet in those moment, but steam make machines go will be important to the Industrial
  • The spinning jenny

    The spinning jenny
    James Hargreaves, a British carpenter and weaver, invents the
    spinning jenny. The machine Spins more than one ball of yarn at a time, making it easier and
    faster to make cloth.
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    From Scotland designs a more efficient steam engine; since then steam engines power the first trains, steamboats, and factories being this one of the most important inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Economic recession

    Economic recession
    The Credit Crisis: Originated in London and qickly spread to the rest of Europe. The hype came on this year after a partner of the British banking house Neal, James, Fordyce, and Down, got away to escape his debt repayments. That caused that creditors paniced about it and began to demand instant cash withdrawals. The repercussions of this crisis were one of the factors to the Boston Tea Party protests and the American Revolution.
  • The cotton gin

    The cotton gin
    Eli Whitney created a machine that makes it much easier to separate
    cotton seeds from cotton fiber and helped the southern states make more money from cotton crops.
  • The telegraph

    The telegraph
    Samuel Morse invents the telegraph, which allows messages to be sent quickly over a wire.
  • The sewing machine

    The sewing machine
    Elias Howe invents the sewing machine for clothes can be made in large factories and stop sewing by hand.
  • The Bessemer Method

    The Bessemer Method
    Henry Bessemer invented a process for making steel out of iron, more quickly and more cheaply helps the production of building.
  • Vaccines for diseases

    The chemist Louis Pasteur believed that germs caused
    disease, so he created vaccines that helped prevent many common diseases.
  • Light bulb to light a lamp

    Light bulb to light a lamp
    Thomas Edison created a light bulb that lasted longer than other light bulbs designed and showed it off by lighting a lamp.
  • The first powered airplane flight

    The first powered airplane flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright invent the first plane that is not powered by wind. Orville flies the plane for 12 seconds over a beach in North Carolina.
  • The Women’s Social and Political Union

    The Women’s Social and Political Union
    Although English women had been allowed to vote in local elections and act on school boards since the 1880s, full political equality eluded them.
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale
    The Entente Cordiale was the culmination of the policy of Théophile Delcassé, France’s foreign minister from 1898, who believed that a Franco-British understanding would give France some security against any German system of alliances in western Europe.
  • The Model T

    The Model T
    Henry Ford creates a type of car called the Model T. It is much cheaper than other cars, allowing many more people to buy cars.
  • The First world War

    The First world War
    The war pitted the Central Powers—mainly Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey—against the Allies—mainly France, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan, and, from 1917, the United States.
  • First Public demostration of television

    First Public demostration of television
    Scottish inventor and engineer John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television, leading to the historic trans-Atlantic transmissions of television from London to New York .
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    The Great Depression

    Worst financial and economic desaster of the 20th century. It lasted almost 10 years and resulted in massive loss of income, record unemplyment rates, and uotput loss.
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    After the invasion of Poland, the Second World War continues until 1945. Britain and France subsequently agreed to support Poland in the event of a German invasion.
  • Beveridge lays welfare foundations

    Beveridge lays welfare foundations
    The Beveridge Report aimed to provide a universal social insurance scheme covering everything from unemployment to sickness and family allowances.
  • The OPEC Oil Prices Shock

    The OPEC Oil Prices Shock
    It began when the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) memeber countries (such as Arab nations) decided to retaliate against the United States in response to its sending arms supplies to Israel during the Fourth Arab–Israeli War.