World History 2

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In History
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    The Gunpowder Plot was a plot made by Robert Catesby to blow up the Houses of Parliament, the goal of this was to kill King James 1. Catesby sent Guy Fawkes to light the gunpowder, but before he could he was caught by the royal guards. He was later beheaded.
  • The Palace of Versailles

    The Palace of Versailles became an official residence at this time.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    During the meeting of the Estates General, the members of the French Third Estate suggested that a constitution be made for the kingdom. This suggestion got them kicked out of the room that the meeting was taking place in. So they went to a tennis court and promised not leave until a constitution was made.
  • Storming of Bastille

    A mob of people were searching for arms and gunpowder for war. That’s when they decided to go to Bastille. The guards would not let them in, so they went in by force. In the process, they killed several guards and the prison commander.
  • King Loui XVI Execution

    Earlier, King Loui XVI was convicted of treason and sentenced to death. So him and Marie Antoinette escaped from France. But when they later returned, they were both recognized, captured, and sent to be executed.
  • Coup d’ Etat

    “With the government in disarray, Napoleon launched a successful coup d’ etat on November 9, 1799.“
  • Napoleon as Emperor

    “Napoleon proclaimed himself emperor, and made Josephine Empress. His coronation ceremony took place on December 2, 1804, in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, with incredible splendor and at considerable expense.”
  • Dos de Mayo

    Napoleon tricked the Spanish prince and king into coming to France, where he imprisoned them. He later mad his brother, Joseph, king of Spain. This angered Spain causing them to rise up in rebellion.
  • Abolishing Slavery

    Abolishing Slavery
    The British finally decided to abolish slavery. This freed more than 800,000 slaves of the British Caribbean. This made the government provide damages to the slave owners.
  • Victoria Becomes Queen

    Victoria Becomes Queen
    Victoria is crowned queen at the age of 18. Her father and uncles died when she was young. So this put her as the next heir to the throne.
  • First Electric Telegraph Message

    First Electric Telegraph Message
    The first electric telegraph to be sent between an English inventor and a scientist. They later went on to found the Electric Telegraph Company. Their names were William Forthergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone.
  • Treaty of Nanjing

    This was the first of the “unequal treaties” to open China up to the West. It was a peace treaty between British and Nanjing because the British threatened to bomb Nanjing.
  • Sepoy Mutiny

    Sepoy Mutiny
    The Sepoy Mutiny occurred because there had been a rumor that the rifle cartridges had been soaked in animal fat. This was a problem for the Hindus and Muslims because the cow was a sacred animal for the Hindus, and the pig was forbidden for the Muslims. Because they refused to eat it, they were arrested and even killed. So the sepoys rebelled against the East Indian Company.
  • The Telephone

    The Telephone
    Alex Graham Bell came up with the idea for a telephone alongside Thomas Watson. They wanted to creat a receiver that could turn electricity into sound. It was invented in 1876 and got the patent for it on March 7, 1876.
  • The Berlin Conference

    The Berlin Conference
    ”European leaders met in Berlin to discuss regulating European colonization and trade in Africa. It was also an effort to prevent conflict between European nations.” - Imperialism in Africa
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    The Boxer Rebellion was a rampage to rid China of “foreign devils”. This included Chinese Christians and Chinese who had ties to foreigners.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    This was a war between Russia and Japan that resulted in the victory of Japan. It started because both countries had designed on Manchuria and Kore. Also because Japan was concerned about the Russian Trans-Siberian Railway across Manchuria.
  • Assassination of Frank Ferdinand

    Assassination of Frank Ferdinand
    Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Black Hand. Although warned about the dangers, Ferdinand traveled to Bosnia-Herezegovina. This was the spark that started WW1.
  • The Armenian Genocide

    The Armenian Genocide
    The Turkish government arrested and executed hundreds of Armenian intellectuals. This was because they believed that Christian non-Turks were a threat to the new state. Ordinary Armenians were sent on death marches.
  • The War Guilt Clause

    The War Guilt Clause
    This is often known as Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles. This was basically Germany taking responsibility for the start of the war. Germany had to pay £6,600.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    This ended WW1. France and Britain signed the treaty, but America did not. This was a treaty to codify peace between the Allies and Germany.
  • War of Attrition

    War of Attrition
    A military strategy to wear down the other side of resources. Whoever won, ended up with the most resources. This can force the opponents physical collapse.
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    The Gallipoli Campaign

    This operation was a joint operation with British and French. It was an attempt to capture the Ottoman capital of Istanbul. The attempt failed.