Revolutions Digital Timeline- KA

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  • Thirty Years War

    Thirty Years War
    The war started with the Defenestration of Prague, which was when rebellious Protestants tossed two royal officials out of a window in Prague. Then this led to the King to make advances to try and suppress the Protestants who were against the Holy Roman Empire. The thirty years was a fight between the Cathloic and Protestant territories within the empire. To date this was the longest war with casualties amounting to around 8 million people.
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  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights was signed by Wlliam III and Mary II who ruled England.
    The Queen of England at the time was demanding taxes and punishing those who disagreed with her including Parliament without their consent. When King James II was overthrown the new soverigns were required to sign the English Bill of Rights securing the people's rights and William III and Mary II's right to rule. This document has protected the citizens of the United Kingdom from the late 1600s till now.
  • War of the Austrian Succession

    War of the Austrian Succession
    The war initially started due to the controversy of having a female heir. The surrounding countries with alliances to Austria assumed support of Maria Theresa before she took the throne, but revoked that once she was in power and recognised Charles Albert instead to cause uncertainty.
    This event clearly showed that Maria Theresa had earned her spot on the throne managing to perserve much of the Austrian inheritance for herself through the threat of war.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The King imposed the Stamp Act, a tax on all printed items imported into the colonies. During this event more taxes were attempted to be passed without success. However many had to be repealed due to violent protests. This event sparked the slogan "No Taxtation without Representation" and led to the Revelutionary war.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The American Revolution happened after multiple events and rising tensions boiled over into a full-out revolt. During the American Revolution the infamous Boston Tea Party took place, protesting the tax on tea. Then came the Coersive Acts, an attempt to regain control over the colonists by forcing them to pay the taxes of the tea or do without a harbour. In the end the colonists managed to win enough battles such as the one at Lexington and Concord to cause the British to sign a Peace Treaty.
  • Beggining of French Revolution

    Beggining of French Revolution
    After the King of France assisted the colonies to gain freedom from "taxation without representation" he faced the same perdicament from his own people. The King needed taxes to be paid and demanded them not expecting his people to fight back as the colonists did. The French Revolution lasted six years and the person in power changed freqeuntly. Many people were also hung including the King if they were thought to be enemies of the revolution. This event was a turning point for Europe as it-
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The Tennis Court Oath was made by the Third estate, the representatives of the commoners. This oath was made as a promise or vow to not disband until reforms had been made with the French constitution. It was made in a tennis court in secrecy against the decrees of the King. This oath was the start of the French Revolution, that was offically set in motion after the storming of the Bastille.
    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/third-estate-makes-tennis-court-oath
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The storming of Bastile, a fortified prision, was due to the rumor ammo and other militant supplies were being held there. Storming the prison was not the initial plan. The mob first requested from the general for the supplies to be surrended before any further action was taken. Unfortunately the surrender had to be administered after use of brute force. This event was a clear message to those in power that a storm was coming and changes would happen either peacefully or with force.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    The reign of terror happened nearing the end of the French Revolution. Tens of thousands were executed if they were believed to be against the revolution. Many who were a part of the original revolution efforts conducted these executions in towns and nearby cities. Much bloodshed happened but ultimately they acheived their goal of having more political power.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was a document vowing to end the particular war between Spain and the Americas. This allowed for negotiations to happen regarding territories such as the Philippines, Cuba, and Peurto Rico. The United States claimed the Philippines, Guam, and Peurto Rico, Cuba while Spain paid off the debts of Cuba. This event led to the territories of the United States to slowly expand to farther territories.