Ap world history

Unit 4 Timeline

  • Period: May 11, 1394 to May 11, 1524

    Henry the Navigator, Columbus, Magellan, Da Gama

    Henry, was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents. Columbus, was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator from the Republic of Genoa, in northwestern Italy,His voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. Da Gama, Portuguese explorer ,he led the first naval expedition from Europe to sail to India, opening an important commercial sea route.(1524)
  • Period: May 7, 1450 to

    Unit 4

  • Period: May 11, 1450 to

    Triangle Trade

    The outward passage from Europe to Africa carrying manufactured goods.The middle passage from Africa to the Americas or the Caribbean carrying African captives. The homeward passage carrying sugar, tobacco, rum, rice, cotton and other goods back to Europe. This helped out the economy and bringing around new crops and exchanging ideas.
  • Period: May 11, 1455 to

    Columbian Exchange

    The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas and the rest of the world following Colombus's voyages.
  • Period: May 11, 1471 to May 11, 1547

    Cortes, Pizzaro Explorers

    (1485-1547)Hernán Cortés overthrew the Aztec Empire. He captured the great wealth of the Aztec for Spain, and Mexico remained under Spanish rule for three centuries.(1471-1541) Pizarro's first expedition, however, turned out to be a failure as his conquistadors, sailing down the Pacific coast, reached no farther than Colombia before succumbing to such hardships as bad weather, lack of food.
  • Period: May 11, 1500 to


    1550-1700 a philosophical movement in Europe that forstered the belief that one could reform society by discovering rational laws that governed social behavior and that were just as scientific as the laws of physics.
  • Period: May 11, 1501 to

    Safavid Empire

    The Safavid Empire was a theocracy, The state religion was Shi'a Islam. In 1555 the Ottomans and the Safavid Empire declared peace.After the conquest a division of powers was agreed between the new Afghan Shahs and the Shi'a ulama.
  • Period: May 11, 1517 to

    Protestant Reformation

    It was led by Martin Luther, John Calvin and other Protestants. The Catholics responded with a Counter-Reformation, led by the Jesuit order, which reclaimed large parts of Europe, such as Poland. In general, northern Europe, turned Protestant, and southern Europe remained Catholic.
  • Period: May 11, 1526 to May 11, 1530


    He was the emperor and Founder of the Mughal dynasty. 1483-1530. Ruled Fergana, Turkestan, (modern day Uzbekistan)and increased the size of his kingdom through warfare. He is most known for finding the dynasty.
  • Period: May 11, 1526 to

    Mughal Empire

    During the classic period, the Empire was marked by a highly centralized administration connecting the different regions. Mughal Empire declined rapidly, weakened by wars of succession, agrarian crises fueling local revolts, the growth of religious tolerance.
  • Period: May 11, 1543 to

    Scientific Revolution

    Intellectual movement in Europe initially associated with planetary motion and other aspects of physics, by the 17th century and laid the groundwork for modern science. Scientific method, genetics, physics, Anatomy.
  • Period: May 11, 1552 to

    Matteo Ricci

    His maps were eagerly perused by the Chinese, who gained from him their first notion of modern Europe. In return, Ricci sent back to Europe the first modern detailed report on China. He composed a number of treatises, and he helped translate the western works.
  • Period: May 11, 1564 to


    Scientist/ Astounoumer he improved the magnification on the telescope. His telescopes were very profitable. He came up with the conclusion that Jupiter's moon orbited Jupiter. He discovered 3 of Jupiters satellites (moons). He was great in Astronomy.
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    Tokugawa Shogunate

    Died 1867. The Tokugawa period important economic and social changes occurred: improved farming methods and the growing of cash crops stimulated agricultural productivity. Urban life became more sophisticated.
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    Creation of Colonies in the New World

    Early European possessions in North America included Spanish Florida, Spanish New Mexico, the English colonies of Virginia and New England, the French colonies of Acadia and Canada, the Swedish colony of New Sweden, and the Dutch New Netherland. This includes the conquering of the coast of the 13 colonies starting with James Town in 1607.
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    Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years War was religious conflicts between the Catholics and Protestants in the Holy Roman Empire. Major impact was the destruction of major regions. Fought between 16 countried from that time.
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    Peter the Great

    He was the Russian Tsar. He enthusiastically introduced Western languages and technologies to the Russian elite, moving the from Moscow to the city of St. Petersburg.(1725)
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    Qing Dynasty

    Established in China by the Manchus who overthrew the Ming Empire in 1644. At various times the Qing also controlled Manchuria, Mongolia, Turkestan, and Tibet. The last Qing emperor was overthrown in 1911
  • Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great
    During her time, Catherine expanded Russia's borders to the Black Sea and into central Europe. She promoted westernization and modernization though within the context of her autocratic control over Russia and increasing the control of landed gentry over serfs. Catherine the Great promoted education and the Enlightenment among the elite. She kept up a correspondence with many figures of the Enlightenment in Europe.
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    French-Indian War

    War fought between Great Britain and France. The outcome was the the French ceded Frech Loisiana west of the Mississippi. Britian confimed dominant power of the eastern half of North America.