Revolution Digital Timeline

  • Thirty Years' War

    Thirty Years' War
    The Thirty Years’ War was a 17th-century religious conflict that was fought in central Europe. It's one of the longest brutal wars in human history. More than 8 million people were injured or killed. The war started as a battle with the Catholic and Protestant states. But as the Thirty Years’ War expanded, it became more about which group would rule Europe. In the end, the conflict changed the role of religion in society.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights was an act that was signed into law by William III and Mary II, who then became co-rulers in England. It outlined specific civil and constitutional rights and gave Parliament rule over the monarchy. The Bill of Rights is the primary law that set the stage in England for a constitutional monarchy. It condemned King James II for abusing his power. It’s also an inspiration for the U.S. Bill of Rights.
  • War of the Austrian Succession

    War of the Austrian Succession
    War of the Austrian Succession is a collection of associated wars. In the war, France supported the uncertain claims of Saxony, Bavaria, and Spain to parts of the Habsburg domain with the overall goal of destroying Austria. Another pair of wars were the First Silesian War and the Second Silesian War. Frederick II's victory led to the suspicion in Europe that Hadsburg colonies weren't able to defend themselves.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was the first internal tax gathered directly on American colonists. It was a tax on every piece of printed paper. Ship's papers, licenses, newspapers, legal documents, other publications, and playing cards were taxed. The money gathered by the Stamp Act was used to help pay the costs of saving the American frontier. If the tax wasn't questioned, it would allow more unnecessary taxes in the future to be passed on the Americans.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The American Revolution started from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s colonies and the government. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender in 1781, the Americans won their freedom making this one important event.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War. In the Treaty of Paris, the British Crown formally recognized American independence and give up most of its territory east of the Mississippi River to the USA. That doubled the size of the new nation and gave opportunity for westward expansion. It was signed by Ben Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay. It was seen as a way to have trade with a new nation without high costs.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    The French Revolution was a historic moment in modern European history. During this time in life, French citizens destroyed and redesigned their country’s political landscape. The disruption was caused by widespread discontent with the French monarchy and the poor economic policies. Although it failed to achieve all of its goals, the French Revolution played a role in shaping modern nations by showing the world the power inherent in people.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Deputies of the 3rd Estate(nonprivileged classes of the French nation), realized that if they attempted to change they would be out voted by the two privileged orders. When they found out they were locked out of their usual meeting hall at Versailles, they moved to a nearby indoor tennis court. There they swore never to separate until a written law had been settled in France. King Louis XVI ordered the clergy and nobility to join The Estate.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The Bastille is a state prison on the east side of Paris. It was attacked by a wild and violent group of people to demand the large ammunition stored there. This prison had become a symbol of the monarchy’s dictatorial rule. The event became one of the moments that marked the beginning of the French Revolution. In France it is still celebrated today as a national holiday.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Reign of Terror is a period of the French Revolution. The Revolutionary government decided to make Reign of Terror the order of the day and take harsh measures against those suspected of being enemies. In Paris, people were executed! The Terror had an economic side contained in the Maximum, a price-control measure required by the lower classes of Paris. During the time, a suspect's right to public trial and legal assistance was suspended.