Social Studies timeline

  • 200

    China United

    China United
    China was first united in the 3rd century (200 B.C.E). The emperor who united China was Han Wu Di. He tried several ways of finding qualified people to administer their government.
  • 476

    The End of the Roman Empire

    The End of the Roman Empire
    The fall of the Roman Empire was cause because they never sloved the problem of how to peacefully transfer political power to a new leader. The huge size of the empire made it hard to defend.In 476 the last emperor in the west was driven from his throne.
  • 570

    Muhhammed Was Born

    Muhhammed Was Born
    Muhammed was born around 570 C.E. He taught the faith of Islam.
  • Jan 10, 618

    Song Dynasty

    Song Dynasty
    The Song Dynasties lasted from about 618 to 1279. Trade and business flourished. Marco Polo went to visit the dynasty toward the end, the cities were bigger than the ones in Europe.
  • May 31, 632

    The Last Sermon

    The Last Sermon
    Muhammad dies in 632 and delivers his Last Sermon. After Muhammads last pilgrimage to Makkah he dies and sent the Last Sermon
  • Jan 1, 651

    The Qur'an Was Established

    The Qur'an Was Established
    In about 651 Caliph Uthman established the offical edition of the Qur'an. The Qur'an contains passages that Muslims believed Muhammad received from the angel Gabriel.
  • Jan 1, 768

    Charlemagne Became Leader of the Franks

    Charlemagne Became Leader of the  Franks
    Chararlemagne was the leader of the Franks from 768-814 C.E. He unified most of the Christian lands of Europe into a single empire.
  • Jan 1, 830

    The House of Wisdom

    The House of Wisdom
    Caliph al-Ma'mun founded the House of Wisdom in 830 in Baghdad. Baghdad then became one of the worlds largest cities. Many scholars from many lands would go to the House of Wisdom.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Middle Ages Began

    Middle Ages Began
    The Middle Ages began in 1000 C.E and lasted until 1450 C.E. When the MIddle Ages began people lived in countrysides. But by the 12th century, towns were growing up around castles.
  • Jan 1, 1150

    The First Cathedrals

    The First Cathedrals
    The first cathedrals were built between 1150-1400. The first cathedrals were designed in a gothic style. Gothic style helped them create more taller, thinner walls, and more windows.
  • Jun 1, 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    King John signed the Magna Carta in June 1215. Angry nobles forced a meeting with the king, there they insisted that he put a seal on the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was an agreement between the nobles and the monarchs, so the monarchs could continue to rule, King John agreed and signed the Magna Carta.
  • Jan 1, 1240

    The Rise of Mali

    The Rise of Mali
    Ghana's empire fell in 1240 and the Mali empire began. MAli gained a lot of its wealth from the growth of trade.
  • Jan 1, 1337

    The Hundred Years' War

    The Hundred Years' War
    Between 1337 and 1453 England and France fought a series of war over who got control over the land in France, it was known as the Hundred Years' War. The Hundred Years' War helped end the decline of feudalism.
  • Jan 1, 1346

    The Bubonic Plague

    The Bubonic Plague
    The bubonic plague first struck Europe from 1346-1351. The bubonic plague began in Central Asia and spreaded throughout China, India, the Middle East, and then to Europe. The disease are carried by fleas that feed on blood of infected rodents.
  • Jenne-jeno was rediscovered

    Jenne-jeno was rediscovered
    Jenne-jeno was a West African city that archeologists began excaving in 1977. Jenne-jeno existed for more than 1600 years. Jenne-jeno was built where the Niger River meets the Bandi River