Western Civilization

  • 200


    What happened:
    -Greek language influenced the English language.
    -Greece had the first democracy.
    -Architecture with columns is still something we use today.
    -World's first Olypic games, which are still celebrated today
  • 200


    What happened:
    - Roman Republic formed (people were involved in governement)
    - Started the "Law of Nations" which was a law stating that everyone is born with specific rights.
  • 476

    Middle Ages

    Middle Ages
    What Happened?
    -Black Death
    -100 Years War
    -Decline of Feudalism
    -Religion was most important (Faith alone answered all problems)
    -Church provided education
    -People paid the church
    -Art was not very advanced
  • Nov 22, 1300


    What Happened?
    -Many artistic, technological, educational, and architectual advances
    -Humanism was studied (ability of man)
    -The time of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael
    -Not as interested in religion
  • Nov 22, 1492

    European Exploration

    European Exploration
    What Happened?
    -Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas
    -Compass and other sailing technology were created
    -Search of God, Gold and Glory
    -Triangular trade between Europe, Africa, and the Americas
    -Natives were slaves
    -Many died
    -Africans were made slaves
    -Inca and Aztecs were conquered by the Spaniards
  • Nov 22, 1521


    What Happened?
    -Martin Luther (Founder of Lutheran Religion)
    -Popes did not lead people spiritually but rather sold indulgences
    -Anglican Church created by King Henry VIII (Because he wanted a divorce)
    -Protestants went against the Catholic Church
    -Christian denominations formed
  • Spanish Armada

    Spanish Armada
    What Happened?
    -King Phillip II wanted England to be Catholic
    -The King sent 130 ships to attack England
    -England was stronger and destroyed most of the Spanish ships
    -Remaining Spaniards fled back to Spain going around Ireland and Scotland and were hit by storms
  • Scientific Revolution

    Scientific Revolution
    What Happened?
    -Absolutism started and King Louis XIV was in power during 1643
    -The time of Isaac Newton, Galileo, and Copernicus
    -Conflict with science and the church
    -New discoveries on the universe and soalr system
    -Women as scientists was frowned upon
  • Glorius Revolution

    Glorius Revolution
    What Happened?
    -King James was Catholic and the parliament wanted a protestant king
    -King James II was in power and fled to France
    -William and Mary rule England and sign the Bill of Rights
    -England is a protestant country