The making of the modern world

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    William Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. He was famous because he supported the campaign for the complete end of slavery.
  • Europe Controls Most of Globe

    Europe Controls Most of Globe
    Until 1776 Europe controled most of the globe until they lost it to continents wanting independence, still they control a great share of the globe. (Europe, Australia, Canada)
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    In 1781 James Watt patented a steam engine that produced continuous rotative motion.
  • Foundation of Sydney.

    Foundation of Sydney.
    The modern history of the city began with the arrival of a First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and the foundation of a penal colony by Great Britain.Sydney established an elected city council in1840 and was from1788-1900the capital of the British colony of New South Wales. In1901,Sydney became a state capital when New South Wales voted to join the Australian Federation.
  • Cotton Gin

    Cotton Gin
    the first modern mechanical cotton gin was created by American inventor Eli Whitney in 1793, and patented in 1794.A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation.
  • Refrigeration

    Refrigeration
    refrigeration was demonstrated by William Cullen at the University of Glasgow in 1748. However, he did not use his discovery for any practical purpose. In 1805, an American inventor, Oliver Evans, designed the first refrigeration machine.
  • The history of photography

    The history of photography
    The history of photography commenced with the invention and development of the camera and the creation of permanent images starting with Thomas Wedgwood in 1790 and culminating in the work of the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1827. in 1827, Joseph Nicephore Niepce made the first photographic image with a camera obscura. Prior to Niepce people just used the camera obscura for viewing or drawing purposes not for making photographs.
  • Slavery Abolition

    Slavery Abolition
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire.
    The Act was repealed in 1998 as part of a wider rationalisation of English statute law, but later anti-slavery legislation remains in force.
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes,improved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power and development of machine tools.The transition also included the change from wood and other bio-fuels to coal.The Industrial revolution began in England and within a few decades spread to Western Europe and the United state
  • The Factory Act

    The Factory Act
    The Factory Acts were a series of Acts passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom to limit the number of hours worked by women and children first in the textile industry, then later in all industries.
    The factory reform movement spurred the passage of laws to limit the hours that could be worked in factories and mills. The first aim of the movement was for a "ten hours bill" to limit to ten hours the working day of children. Richard Oastler was one of the movement's most prominent leaders
  • Slavery Ends in the US

    Slavery Ends in the US
    During 1863 Slavery was halted and was pronounced as illegal, this was a complete victory for free
  • Federation of Australia

    Federation of Australia
    The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of New South Wales, Queensland,South Australia,Tasmania,Victoria and Western Australia formed one nation.They kept the systems of government that they had developed as separate colonies but also would have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation.When the Constitution of Australia came into force,on1Jan1901,the colonies collectively became state comenwelt
  • First airplane

    First airplane
    The inventors of the first airplane were Orville and Wilbur Wright. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers made the first successful experiment in which a machine (aka airplane) carrying a man rose by its own power, flew naturally and at even speed, and descended without damage.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canalis a 48-mile ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.Work on the canal, which began in 1881, was completed in 1914, One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal shortcut made it possible for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in half the time previously required.
  • WW1 starts

    WW1 starts
    World War I was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
  • The Suez Canal

    The Suez Canal
    The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction work, it allows transportation by water between Europe and Asia without navigation around Africa.