• Nov 23, 1455

    Guteberg Prints the Bible

    Guteberg Prints the Bible
    This started the worldwide spread of the Bible in print, making it more accessible to most people. It also encouraged the pursuit of learning to read and write and interest in literature. This also encouraged more books to be printed, which also spread interest in the now easily accessible books.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Scientific Revolution

    Scientific Revolution
    The Scientific Revolution took place during the Reformation (1300s to 1600s) and completely changed the population of Europe's perspective on scientific findings of the world. The revolution actually spanned over a hundred years, with the collective ideas and new developments made in that time that revolutionized the ways of observing the world.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    The Heliocentric Theory

    The Heliocentric Theory
    With the publishing of Nicolaus Copernicus's book (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies) about his findings on the heliocentric theory, Copernicus changed the scientific methods and ways of gathering information on the world forever. His findings and theory, that the sun was the center of the universe as opposed to the Earth as many believed, sparked the Scientific Revolution and new ways of thinking.
  • The Scientific Method

    The Scientific Method
    The development of the scientific theory was possibly the most important scientific development in this time. Its development made more accurate ways of proving, testing, and gathering theories in the field of science. Though the scientific theory was improved over a long period of time, the original documented idea was made by the ideas of Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes.
  • The Law of Gravity

    The Law of Gravity
    The law of gravity was a condensed theory made of the findings of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo. It was put together by the English scientist Isaac Newton, who put the breakthroughs into a single theory of motion. This law was one of the most important scientific idea ever spread because it opened more possibilities to exploring the scientific knowledge on the world and how it functioned with other unknown forces.
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    Age of Enlightenment

    The Age of Enlightenment was the period of time which started in the late 17th century and continued on to the 18th. It was called the Age of Enlightenment because of the new intellectual ideas that provided the majority of people with "elightened" ways of thinking. Many scientific and literary discoveries were made during this period. (note: adding picture not possible)
  • Discoveries in Chemistry

    Discoveries in Chemistry
    Discoveries in chemistry were brought on by Robert Boyle, who is considered the founder of modern chemistry. He changed the idea of what made up the earth, the elements that made the earth. from earth, air, fire and water to the proposal that matter was made of smaller particles that joined up in different ways. This led to the discovery of atoms and a more complex understanding of the reason and workings of the world.
  • Industrialization Through Inventions

    Industrialization Through Inventions
    New innovations and inventions throught of and made during the Industrial Revolution led the way to more elaborate and efficient inventions based on and improving the original inventions. The idea that machines could be fueled by not just manpower and that other fuel sources (coal, water, wind) existed and could make everyday life easier changed the quality of necessary products, the rate of production, and the availability of products to lower class peoples.
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    The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution, brought on by the Agricultural Revolution, was the period of time that summed up an incredible amount of new inventions and ways of producing materials during the 1700s. The new inventions originated in Europe but spread to far more places in the world and spurred on industrial revolutions there. (note: adding picture not possible)
  • Philosophers Spreading Ideas

    Philosophers Spreading Ideas
    The Enlightenment in Europe spread ideas through philosophes, the French word for philosophers and people who believed that reason could apply to any part of life. Their beliefs formed by the five concepts of reason, nature, happiness, progress, and liberty were extremely infuential to the outlook on life in that very Enlightenment-influenced time in Europe.