Lewis' World History Timeline

  • May 29, 1453

    Ottomans conquer Constantinople

    Ottomans conquer Constantinople
    The ottoman empire , an islamic empire, conquered constantinople and took over trade operations in the middle east. The empire would spread until 1919. Opens up trade in the Atlantic and cuts off trade from some of Asia.
  • Sep 7, 1533

    Elizabeth 1 becomes the Queen of England

    Elizabeth 1 becomes the Queen of England
    Her reign ended in 1558. The first female queen and longest ruling monarch in English history. Defeated the spanish armada.
  • England defeats the Spanish Armada

    England defeats the Spanish Armada
    Spain loses its great power. This makes England the most powerful Hegemony in the world for almost 300 years.
  • Tokugawa Shogunte

    Tokugawa Shogunte
    Towguaga clan takes over imperial japan and establishes itself as the shogun, they established the capital at kyoto and rule until 1857. They were primitive but succeeded later and ruled for over 200 years.
  • The Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years War
    The Thirty Years war lasted from 1618 -1648 between the countries of Central Europe last religious war between the protestants and Catholics.
  • English Civil War

    English Civil War
    The English Civil War was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists over, principally, the manner of England's government. It lasted from 1642 - 1651
  • Manchus founded the Qing Dynasty in China

    Manchus founded the Qing Dynasty in China
    The Qing Dynasty was one of the most influential and powerful dynasties in chinese history. The longest and last dynasty ended in 1922.
  • Peter the Great becomes the Czar of Russia

    Peter the Great becomes the Czar of Russia
    When his brother died he became the Czar. He modernized Russia by taxing the beard.
  • Catherine the Great becomes the Czarina of Russia

    Catherine the Great becomes the Czarina of Russia
    When Peter became the Czar Catherine became the empress consort or the Czarina .
  • The British colonies of North America declare their independence

    The British colonies of North America declare their independence
    Independence day! This was the true start of America.
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    The 10 year period in which the French monarchy of King Louis XVI turned into a republic for the people. It lasted from 1789 to 1799
  • The Napoleonic Age

    The Napoleonic Age
    The Napoleonic Age consisted of several wars known as the Napoleonic wars that lasted from 1803-1815. The wars broke out as a continuation of the French revolution and the french army was led by Napoleon 1.
  • The Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution was the time period from the 1820s to the 1840s in which rural societies in America and Europe developed into more industrialized urban places. Manufacturing was now available and the countries could mass produce things like textiles, metal castings , and many other things that boosted the economy. Although this was all great there were still some downsides to the revolution like poor living conditions, and child labor.
  • Mexico declares its independence from Spain

    Mexico declares its independence from Spain
    September 27, 1821 was when Mexico officially declared independence from the Spanish Empire. The revolt was caused by the French Militia, led by Napoleon, invaded spain. This sparked a revolutionary speech by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called Grito de dolores in 1810. After this war broke out and in 1821 the Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire was accepted by Spain. Making Mexico an independent country.
  • The Opium Wars

    The Opium Wars
    The Opium Wars were two wars in the mid-19th century involving Anglo-Chinese disputes over British trade in China.They lasted from 1839-1860. The Opium wars resulted in China opening up more foreign trade. Also tea export increased by over 500% and silk export rose to 28 times the previous amount of bales being shipped.
  • The Great Potato Famine

    The Great Potato Famine
    The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation,the spread of disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852.
  • The Unification of Italy

    The Unification of Italy
    The movement to unite Italy into one entity was known as the Risorgimento. This movement was started by Giuseppe Mazzini and Giuseppe Garibaldi. This revolution resulted in Italy becoming a unified and powerful democratic nation.
  • Karl Marx and Frederich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto

    Karl Marx and Frederich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were German philosophers who highly believed in the concept of communism which drove them to publish this book that showcased their views.
  • The Taiping Rebellion

    The Taiping Rebellion
    The Taiping Rebellion otherwise known as the Taiping Civil War was a massive rebellion that happened in China in 1850. It took an estimated 20 million lives and was one of the most important events in china in the 19th century.
  • The British Colonization of India

    The British Colonization of India
    The British Colonization of India caused trade to be opened up and gave way for the British to become even more powerful.
  • Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species
    The Origin of species is said to be one of the most important writings in scientific history and is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. It spawned the theory of biological evolution known as Darwinism and changed science forever.
  • The Civil War begins in the United States

    The Civil War begins in the United States
    The American Civil war started on April 12, 1861 and lasted until May 9, 1865. The war resulted in many casualties. It was between the North and the South, the war started because of differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. By the end of the war the north won and the union started freeing slaves.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. This proclamation freed all slaves that states that were against the union. Many people were given real lives and it started a whole new era of
  • The Meiji Restoration

    The Meiji Restoration
    The Meiji Restoration was the renewal and imperialization of Japan that occurred in 1868. This gave them the power to defeat the Russians in the Russo-Japanese War.
  • The Suez Canal

    The Suez Canal
    The Suez is an artificial waterway in Egypt that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It became one of the world's most traveled shipping lanes and gave a great way for trade.
  • The Unification of Germany

    The Unification of Germany
    The German Empire was founded on January 18, 1871, in the aftermath of three successful wars by the North German state of Prussia. Within a seven-year period Denmark, the Habsburg monarchy, and France were all defeated. The unification of Germany gave it more power and control in Europe.
  • The Berlin Conference

    The Berlin Conference
    The Berlin Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference or West Africa Conference , regulated European colonization and trade in Africa. Many European countries spit up the continent of Africa into many different colonies.1884-85
  • The Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War
    The Russo-Japanese War was fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The Japanese ended up winning this war which astonished both the Russians and the rest of Europe. This showed the world just how powerful the Japanese were and that they shouldn't mess with them.
  • World War 1 Begins

    World War 1 Begins
    World War 1 was the international conflict that lasted from 1914-1918 between the Central Powers and the Allies. It ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. The war was unprecedented in the slaughter, carnage, and destruction it caused.The mass casualties that occurred in this war had never been seen by the likes of man before.
  • The Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution was a pair of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which took down the Tsarist autocracy and led to the soviet union eventually rising into power.
  • The Chinese Revolution

    The Chinese Revolution
    The Chinese Communist Revolution or the 1949 Revolution was the result of the Chinese Communist Party's uprising and the second part of the Chinese Civil War.
  • The Mexican Revolution

    The Mexican Revolution
    The Mexican Revolution was a major armed struggle that lasted from 1910 to 1920 that radically transformed Mexican culture and government drastically