Unit 4 1750CE - 1914CE Mueggenborg

By heardk
  • Spinning Jenny

    Invented by James Hargreaves, Oswaldtwistle, and Lancashire in various places. It increased yarn production, and reduced the work amount greatly.
  • Water Frame

    This is a water-powered spinning frame credited to Richard Arkwright, based on an invention by Thomas Highs' spinning frame.
  • Watt's Steam Engine

    James Watt improved the steam engine, using a lot less coal, and much cheaper to run. It was suitable for "driving factory machinery"
  • Period: to

    Industrial Revolution

    An era where there were major innovations/ changes in angriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology, beginning in the UK. Daily life was greatly effected due to these changes. During this time there were various inventions, including water wheels and powered machines, steam power, spinning jenny, hand loom, etc.
  • Whitney's Cotton Gin

    The modernized version of the cotton gin, created by American Eli Whitney... It mechanized the cleaning of cotton.
  • End of Atlantic Slave Trade

    Thomas Jefferson led the ending of international slave trade. US Congress passed the Slave Trade Act of 1794, which prohibited the building of ships for slave trade... It took so long for it to take place because of the US Constitution.
  • Period: to

    Mexican War of Independence

    A conflict between the Mexican people and the Spanish authorities, resulting in Mexico PWNing everyone.
  • Period: to

    Brazilian Independence

    A series of political events between Brazil and Portugal, Brazilian Kingdom calling for independence.
  • Period: to

    Greek Independence (Revolution)

    Assisted by European Powers the Greeks were independent from the Ottoman Empire... Before, after the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottoman Empire, most of Greece was under the Ottoman rule. Greeks revolted frequently, and developed a secret organization called the Filiki Eteria in an attempt to liberate Greece.
  • Period: to

    Afrikaners' Great Trek

    A great migration eastward and north-eastward in Africa away from British control in the Cape Colony by Boers.
  • Electrical Telegraph Invented

    Sparked by the tragic loss of his wife, Samuel Morse used electrical current to invent the first electrical telegraph in order to have high speed communication.
  • Period: to

    Opium Wars

    Over trade and diplomatic relations between China (Qing Dynasty) and the British Empire. Where basically British pwned China with there advanced artillery... China got addicted to opium.
  • Period: to

    Revolutions in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Italy

    All these countries nationalists tried to get autonomy, independence, or hegemony over other nationalities. Everyone resisted the empire's conservatism.... They failed because they all had different/ conflicting goals.
  • Period: to

    Taiping Rebellion

    A widespread civil war in southern China led by heterodox Christian Hon Xiuguan against the Qing Dynasty. 20 million people died.
  • Period: to

    The Perry Expedition: Matthew Perry Opening of Japan

    Matthe Perry, commander of US Navy, comes to Japan with all his army ships and "asks" them to please open up their ports. Or else.
  • Period: to

    The Crimean War

    Conflict between the Russian Empire against the French, British, and Ottoman Empires, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. Conflict mostly over the territories of the declining Ottoman Empire.
  • Period: to

    Britain takes over India

    By 1856 India was taken over by the British East India Company, they tried to rebel, but ultimately failed... As a result India was broughd under the direct rule of the British Crown.
  • Period: to

    Sepoy Rebellion

    Sepoys rebelled against the British East India Company's army in May, sparking many other rebellions throughout India. It threatened Company power, and was contained with the fall of Gawlior.
  • Emancipation of the Russian Serfs

    The first and most important of liberal reforms during the reign of Alexander II of Russia. It emancipated the sefgs on private estate and of the domestic household.
  • Meiji Restoration

    Japan rule restored due to enormous changes in Japan's political and social structure.
  • Suez Canal

    An artificial waterway in Egypt that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
  • Period: to

    Imperialization of Africa

    European powers rushed to African to claim the unclaimed territories. Germany and Britain made a peace treaty and settled out what they wanted.
  • Period: to

    Boxer Rebellion

    In the "spheres of influence" in China. Southern China wants to have independence from Northern China because of Northern China's isolation and un-modernized ways, while Southern China is closer to the rest of the world, so they want to move on to the modern ways.
  • African National Congress Founded

    South Africa's governing left wing political party, supported by it's tri partie with the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party.
  • Qing Dynasty overthrown

    Republic of China put an end to the 2 thousand year rule of the Qing Dynasty. It fell after the monarchy dissolved.
  • Panama Canal

    A ship canal that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean- key conduit for international maritime trade.
  • Aswan Dam

    An embankment dam situated across the Nile River. Made to control the flood waters and harness the hydroelectric power.