Revolutions Digital Timelline

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  • Thirty Years' War

    Thirty Years' War
    The war began due to religious conflict which began between Catholic and Protestant states. It then became a drastic fight for the balance of power throughout Europe. All of Germany was destroyed and half of it's people was murdered. The war changed the geopolitical face of Europe and the role of religion in society.
    Thirty Years, Editors. “Thirty Years' War.”, A&E Television Networks, 9 Nov. 2009,
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The Glorious Revolution was sparked by political and religious motives. William lll and Mary ll signed the bill and began to co-rulers after the overthrow of King James ll. It had a great impact in laws, documents. in several countries such as the US, Canada, Ireland, and so on. This definitely changed the English government for the better and gave its citizens rights.
  • War of Austrian Succession

    War of Austrian Succession
    When King Charles Vl died Maria Theresa seized the throne to Austria. Then, King Frederick of Prussia took the advantage of circumstance and invaded Prussia. Then began a cluster of wars throughout Europe. War ended with a treaty called "Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle" in 1748. This is important due to its the struggle that occurred between Prussia and Hapsburg.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    This was when the British colonists in America rebelled against the rule of Great Britain. At first there were protests and arguments between colonists and the local British army but things continued to get worse. After many battles the colonists were finally able to obtain their freedom and America became an independent country.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    It was passed by British Parliament which meant that anything that was to be printed needed to be paid with a tax such as newspapers, legal documents, and playing cards. It was offensive because instead of the tax commencing money it was raising money in the colonies. Many riots and protests happened during the Stamp Act crisis, but this lead to Americans protecting and defending their own soil.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    After the British were defeated in Yorktown, England agreed to arrange peace treaties to end the war. The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution War and made the British Crown give up its territory east. It also made England recognize the independence America now had.
  • Storming of Bastille

    Storming of Bastille
    The commoners had demands towards the king and demanded that they have a voice in the government. As the revolutionaries obtained their muskets but no gunpowder, they proceeded towards the Bastille to get the gunpowder and make Governor de Launay surrender the prison. After they were denied, they started to fight and this was the start of the French Revolution.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The Third Estate took this oath in a tennis court near the Palace of Versailles due to the king and estates general locking the doors to the meeting hall. The commoners were very upset and swore that they would not move until they were heard.Soon their demands were met. This act was important because it showed the reliance that the political authority came from not the monarchy but the people of France.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    The revolution started after the storming of the Bastille. The people of France overthrew the french monarchy and took power of the government. This revolution completely changed the political and social structure to France. This gave independence and freedom to the commoners and abolishes slavery and gave women rights.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Due to the French Revolution the government was in crisis. France started to get attacked from foreign countries and at the same time, a civil war started to break out. Soon Maximilien Robespierre led a group of radicals who took over the government and started the Reign of Terror. Whoever they thought wasn't loyal to the revolution would be executed. There was unemployment famine, starvation, inflation were high.