The Making of the Modern World (1750-1918)

  • The American War of Indepenence

    The Declaration of Independence is one of the most famous documents in the world and is considered one of the mot important documents in American history. The date of its adoption by the Continental Congress of the orginal 13 American colonies. 4th of July is a public holiday in the USA- Independence day. It comfirmed the right of the USA to declear its independence from Britain, and listed a range of specific grievances against King George III and the British Goverment
  • First Fleet in Australia

    The First Fleet left England on 13th May 1787. With British Government hired 9 ships and 2 Naval vessels, with enough supplies to keep the 759 convicts. Arriving at Port Jackson on the Australian East coast on 26 January 1788 after deciding that Botany Bay was not suited for a settlement due to its lack of fresh water
  • Gold Rush

    Gold was found in Australian colonies from around 1823. The amount discovered were quite small and were all on goverment owned land, this meant the gold should of been surrened to the governer, so the finding werent usually reported.
  • Steam Power

    Steam Power revolutuinised transport. The Development of the Railways was the major innovation. The Stockton and Darlington Railway in England opened in 1825, and was followed by Liverpool and Manchester in 1830.
  • The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

    All six Austrlainan colonies were settled by people from Britian, who spoke the same lamguage, followed the same customs and traditions and had the same language. In the later years of the 19th century, two ideas began to merge. The other was belief that much could be gained by uniting the separte colonies to from a nation
  • World War 1

    The First World War began when Britain and Germany went to war in August 1914, and Prime Minister Andrew Fisher's government pledged full support for Britain. The outbreak of war was greeted in Australia, as in many other places, with great enthusiasm. World War 1 lastred 4 years and ened in 1918