Important Events

  • Encyclopedia

    Gave americans answers to questions they might have during this time. Without the encyclopedia people wouldn't know anything about life.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Stamp Act
    Parliament's first serious attempt of asserting governmental authority throughout the colonies was the Stamp Act. After the Seven Years War; Great Britian was faced with a huge national debt and the Stamp Act was an attempt to end the massive debt.
  • U.S. Constitution signed

    U.S. Constitution signed
    U.S. Constitution
    The document that created the present government of the United States is the Constitution. The Constitution establishes and creates the three branches of government; executive branch, legislative branch, and the judicial branch. The Constitution also contains the Bill of Rights which explains the rights of American citizens.
  • Signing the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

    Signing the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
    Adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
    Explained that all men are free and have equal rights, every citizen has the right to participate in government.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    Cotton Gin
    Whitney's cotton gin revolutionized the American textile industry, manufacturing became less work and less time.
  • Napoleon is named General in Charge of the Army of Italy

    Napoleon is named General in Charge of the Army of Italy
    Napoleon becomes General in Charge of the Army of Italy
    Napoleon becoming the general in charge of Italy's Army led to many events: victory at Rivoli, capturing Mantua, defeating Pressian, and defeating the Russian Army at Battle of Friedland.
  • Telegraph invented

    Telegraph invented
    The telegraph was a device to make sending messages easier and faster. It was a source of communication that made it easier for people to recieve and send messages rather than writing them, it saved time. Used taps instead of letters (morse code).
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    Panama Canal
    Mileage and time would be greatly and dramatically reduced when from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean or the Pacific to Atlantic. The main purpose of the Panama Canal was to increase trade, money was saved because it took less time distance and time to travel therefore more goods were available.
  • "Fourteen Points"

    "Fourteen Points"
    "fourteen points"
    In January Wilson recites his "Fourteen Points" for world peace. Most of his points were specifically to German borders, Turkish, Polish, and Belgian sovereignty. It asks for "general association of nations under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutal guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike."
  • Signing the Treaty of Versailles

    Signing the Treaty of Versailles
    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to concede territories to Belgium, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. The overseas German colonies became League of Nations Mandates. Article 231 stated that Germany was reliable for all material damages. Brought Germany's economy down because of all the payments they had to make because of World War 1.