unit one, unit two, unit three main events.

  • Apr 16, 1492

    columbus sail to america

    columbus sail to america
    Columbus led his three ships - the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria - out of the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1492. His objective was to sail west until he reached Asia (the Indies) where the riches of gold, pearls and spice awaited. His first stop was the Canary Islands where the lack of wind left his expedition becalmed until September 6.
  • Apr 16, 1521

    cortez conquers the aztecs

    cortez conquers the aztecs
    The Spanish conquest of the Aztecs in 1521, led by Hernando Cortes, was a landmark victory for the European settlers. Following the Spanish arrival in Mexico, a huge battle erupted between the army of Cortes and the Aztec people under the rule of Montezuma. The events that occurred were crucial to the development of the American lands and have been the subject of much historical debate in present years.
  • english settle jamestown

    english settle jamestown
    In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James River. They were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders hoped to make a profit from the resources of the New World.
  • louis xvi of france begins his regin

    louis xvi of france begins his regin
    Louis XIV became king at the age of four in 1643 upon the death of his father Louis XIII.
  • peter the great

    peter the great
    Tsar Peter I of Russia is more usually described as 'Peter the Great'. As a young man, he travelled to Europe in 1697–98 to study new developments in technology, especially shipbuilding.
  • what happened during the french revolution

    what happened during the french revolution
    What the revolutionaries failed to notice was that by abandoning the idea of God altogether they would in effect only be moving in circles only to end up as a system in which man rules over man.
  • copernicus presents the heliocentric theory

    copernicus presents the heliocentric theory
    long before, the germs of a heliocentric theory. In the sixth century before our era, Pythagoras, and after him Philolaus, had suggested the movement of the earth and planets about a central fire; and, three centuries later, Aristarchus had restated the main truth with striking precision.
  • napoleon conquers most of europe

    napoleon conquers most of europe
    Despite their reputation for being weak-willed cowards prone to surrender, the French have enjoyed a major part in shaping the history of the world for the last 1,000 years.
  • glorious revolution in england

    glorious revolution in england
    The Glorious Revolution in England changed the role and powers of the Kings of England from those of an Absolute monarch to a Constitutional monarch.
  • french revololution begins

    french revololution begins
    Liberty, equality, fraternity! Those were the cries of the French Revolution. France had been a powder keg for decades as wealthy aristocrats grew richer and the poor grew hungry and more desperate.