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  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    The first steam engine was built and designed in the United States. One main resource was coal during this time and was used to develop the steam engine. In 1712, Thomas Newcomen had developed a steam engine powered by coal to pump water out of mines. 1764, James Watt look at Newcomen's invention and set out to make inprovements on the engine in order to make it more efficient. The steam engine led up to the operation of machinery and will eventually power locomotives and steamships.
  • The Fall of Bastille

    The Fall of Bastille
    When rumors spread about royal troops occupying Paris, many Parisians gathered outside the Bastille, a medieval fortress used as a prison to demand weapons and gun powder. Chaos broke out, killing hundreds in the crowd. The mob broke through the barriers, finding no weapons. This event because a symbol of tyranny and a symbol of the French Revolution.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    The French Revolution started in 1789 and ended in 1799. The French Revolution started because of the disloyalty to the king. And the downfall of the ancient regime. There were three phases of the revolution. Phase 1 was The National and Legislative Assemblies. Phase 2 was Convention and the Regin of Terror, Phase 3 was Napoleon taking over.
  • The Royal Escape

    The Royal Escape
    King Louis XVI of France, along with his wife Marie Antoinette decided to escape their embarrassing situation in Paris. Louis agreed. He disguised himself with his family. However, their disguises were revealed. They were returned back to Paris, this time confined to the Tuileries Palace. They were seen as traitors to the revolution. Reactions within France, as well as outside of France spurred about the king. Louis recieved threats from abroad.
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    When the empire of Napoleon I fell. The allied countries (United Kingdom, Russia, Austrain Empire, and Prussia) invaded France. They called for a meeting of Europe's allied countries in Vienna at the Schonbrunn Palace. Bringing together rulers and diplomats from across Europe, the Congress of Vienna had their first meeeting in September 1814. The Congress tried to restore Europe and make Louis XVII king.
  • The Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo
    This battle took place in Belgium near the town of Waterloo. The United Kingdom, Russia, Austria and Prussia organized their armies to defeat a French army under the control of Napoleon, when Napoleon wanted to be emperor again. This defeat ended Napoleon's rule as emperor of the French and exiled him again, this time to an island called, St. Helena.
  • Mexico's Independence

    Mexico's Independence
    On September 15th ,1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo rang the church bells summoning the people to a prayer. A ragged army of poor mestizos and Native Americans rallied to Father Hidalgo and marched to the outskirts of Mexico City. At first, some creoles supported the revolt. However, they soon rejected Hidalgo's call for an end to slavery and his plea for reforms to improve conditions for Native Americans. In Spain 1820, liberals forced the king to issue a constitution.
  • Opium War

    Opium War
    This was the first of two majors wars that forced China to extend trading with the Europeans. In the 1700s, British merchants began making huge profits by trading opium grown in India for Chinese tea, which was popular in Britian. Soon, many Chinese had become addicted to the drug. Silver flowed out of China in payment for the drug, messing up the economy. The Chinese called on Britian to stop the trade, but they refused. Therefor starting the war with Great Britian winning.
  • Unification of Germany

    Unification of Germany
    The Berlin Conference divided the African continent among European powers. German chancellor Otto con Bismark called for the conference in 1884. The meeting was held in Berlin, Germany from November 15th, 1884 to February 26th, 1885. By the end of the Berlin Conference, Africa was divided into 50 countries.
  • Communists Manifesto

    Communists Manifesto
    The Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. In the communists Manifesto, Marx theorized that economics was driving force in history. He argued that there was "the history of class struggles" between the "haves" and the "have-nots." The "haves" had always owned the means of production and therefore controlled the society and all its wealth. In industrialized Europe, Marx said, the "haves" were the bougeoisie. The "have-nots" were in proletariat, or working class.
  • Russo - Japan War

    Russo - Japan War
    There was a clash between Russia and Japan, Whoever won this war would win China's Liaodong Peninsula and its main city, Port Arthur. Japan saw the peninsula as an entryway to the Asian mainland. Russia saw the port as perfect home for its Pacific fleet. Russia seized the peninsula in 1898. For six years Japan built up its military. In 1904, it attacked the Russian fleet at Port Arthur and then launched a successful invasion. The Russo-Japanese War ended in 1905, with Japan winning the land.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    Established by several world leaders after WWI to prevent the Second WW but failed. This was an earlier version of the UN to improve working and living standars and took actions against slavery.
  • US Stock Market Crash

    US Stock Market Crash
    U.S. economy fell which led to the loss of jobs, poverty, and the Great Depression.
  • Hitler is Ruler of Germany

    Hitler is Ruler of Germany
    Hitler believed that Germany was the greatest nation in the world. Hitler's hunger for power had caused WWII, the holocaust, and fascism in Germany.
  • German Invasion of the USSR

    German Invasion of the USSR
    Largest invasion in history. HItler led an army of 3.9 million and invaded the USSR. He wanted to control all of Europe, but failed. The war killed 95% of his troops.
  • Establishment of NATO

    Establishment of NATO
    A military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treat. The organization responds to any events caused by attacks or major disputes. It consists of 28 nations.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    This was a military alliance among Eastern Europe communist countries established during the Cold War by the Soviet in an attempt to fight back against the U.S. NATO.
  • Construction of the Berlin Wall

    Construction of the Berlin Wall
    The wall was built in order to separate the East German communist party and West German Republic party. It helped prevent communism from spreading to the west side and also prevented a war between both sides.