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World History 2

By SkHill
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    The Gunpowder Plot
    The Gunpowder Plot was an importantly time in English History as Guy Fawkes and Robert Catsby tried to kill the King and Parliament. Fawkes wanted to blow up the House of Parliament and then act like it was a unfortunate situation then make the Catholics rise up in England and take the crown. The King got a strange letter saying not to go and he canceled the meeting only to find Guy Fawkes waiting under the House of Parliament. They captured and beheaded him and his group.
  • The English Civil War

    The English Civil War
    This was war between the loyalists and roundheads. Olivier Cromwell was the leader of the roundheads and it lasted five whole years before it ended and the roundheads won. After the war the people picked Olivier Cromwell to be “king” of England.
  • Oliver Cromwell Commonwealth

    Oliver Cromwell Commonwealth
    After Cromwell’s successful battle against the King England decides to name his as their leader before they get a new king. Cromwell claimed that he would let it be like a democracy but it was more like a tyrant or monarchy. He acted like a King by never said he was. His reign ended in 1658 when he was killed.
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher during the enlightenment. He believed that for a government an absolute monarchy was best to control humans. He believed we were born greedy and selfish and that we need a government to impose order on us.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was an English philosopher during the Enlightenment. He believed humans were born good and that we should start with a blank slate. He thought that we are born with rights and they cannot be taken away. Life, Liberty, and Property are the Natural rights
  • The Palace of Varsailles

    The Palace of Varsailles
    Built by Louis XIV also known as the "sun king". This palace became the official residence of the court May 5, 1682. Nobility also lived in Versailles because then the king could keep watch on them and it would be hard to plot against the king. This place was very impressive with its notorious Hall of Mirrors, one side was all mirrors and windows with silver chandeliers. Anybody visiting had to walk through this room.
  • Age of Reason

    Age of Reason
    During this age people people believed a lot in science and math to stop human problems. They believed more in evidence not faith, artificial over natural, desire for logic and made more things aesthetically pleasing like Greco-Roman architecture. Overall people were being more inspired to do things and not as messy thinking on the positive not negative.
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    The Spinning Jenny created by James Watt was a multi-spindle spinning frame that helped people mostly slaves get more cotton done per day. It was named after his daughter. Although the invention was a great idea it kind of made slavery worse for slaves at least. It showed that slaves could get more seeds out of the cotton a lot quicker and could help the owners make more money. This put a dent in the reputation of the spinning jenny.
  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette
    Was the queen during the time King Louis the 16 was King. Hated early by the French people. Before she could even make a move she was hated because she was Austrian and France was rivals with Austria. Also she spent money loosely and was associated with to bad situations the "let them eat cake" and the necklace affair.
  • Olaudah Equiano

    Olaudah Equiano
    When he was 11 put into slave trade. Came to America eventually earns and buys his freedom writes a book and published it about his life and it gains traction. Later in life he resettled free slaves in Sierra Lieone
  • Eli Whitney

    Eli Whitney
    Eli Whitney was responsible for many great inventions during the industrial revolution such as interchangeable parts showing that instead of buying a whole new product he could just buy the broken or missing part to go with it and that is how he made most of his money. He also made the cotton gin but didn't copyright it so he didn't make the money and the cotton gin also advertised slavery.
  • Samuel Slater

    Samuel Slater
    Slater was a opportunist he saw there was interest in America for new inventions. So he went into factories in England and memorized the parts and pieces so he could take them to America. In America he gets the name "Father of Industrialization" but in England he gets Slater the traitor
  • Vendee Revolt

    Vendee Revolt
    During the Revolution most of the 3rd Estate was on board with making all of France equal despite a few of the 3rd estate and these people decided to start the Vendee Revolt which was brutally put to an end but they didn't like all the attacks on the church and pope and wanted 300,000 men but like previously stated came to an end
  • Iron Horse (Locomotive)

    Iron Horse (Locomotive)
    The Locomotive was first built in Europe and some people liked it and some didn't. First man wasn't use to going that fast and thought it could displace bones or mess up your brain. But others liked it because it cut the time in half between your destination pretty much and was a lot faster and easier for business for regular people.
  • 100 Days

    100 Days
    The 100 days were almost exactly 100 days from when Napoleon was exiled the first time to Elba and then sneakily on a boat returned to France and gained some uprising with people supporting him and wanting him to come back into power eventually he was exiled again but not back to Elba this time much father to the island of Saint Helena where he eventually died
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    Battle between French and British Navy Napoleon vs Nelson. Napoleon loses again this shows the superiority of the British to the French and this would make Napoleon go to his 3 biggest downfalls
  • Napoleon 3 Biggest Mistakes

    Napoleon 3 Biggest Mistakes
    Napoleons first mistake is making the continental system was to exclude Europe from trading with Britain and make the economy weaker but Portugal refused Napoleon decided to invade them which leads to his second mistake. Fighting Spain/Portugal/Britain this was a mistake because the Spanish used guerilla warfare to defeat France and France just used a ton of men and resources just to lose and at the same time he invaded Russia and they used scorched Earth to make France retreat and gain nothing.
  • John Newton

    John Newton
    At first John Newton was a captain of the slave ship he didn't like it he then went to parliament to try to fix it because slaves shouldn't be treated like that. He then became a preacher and uses that to protest the stop of slave trade he writes the song "Amazing Grace" and after the law is passed he dies 2 days later.
  • Imperialism in China

    Imperialism in China
    Britain wanted to trade with China. China said no unless you give us something for value. Britain sent tons and tons of ships filled with opium to China in exchange for tea. It as made illegal but they did it anyway. Lin Tse Nse was sent by China to stop the madness. China and Britain went to war and Britain won.
  • Opium War

    Opium War
    In the late 18th century the British East India Company contravening Chinese laws began smuggling Indian opium to China through various means and became the leading suppliers by 1773. By 1787 the Company was illegally sending 4,000 chests of opium to China a year each chest weighing 170 lbs or 77 kilos Britain won the fight.
  • Crystal Palace Exibition

    Crystal Palace Exibition
    Was to impress anybody interested in the new inventions of the revo. Was largest enclosed space in the world 14,000 visitors. It had 300,000 panes of glass. Unfortunately burned to the ground in 1936
  • Obsession with Death

    Obsession with Death
    In England during the Victorian Era Prince Albert died during Queen Victoria's reign. She was so sad about his death that she wore only black for a long period of time. Today it is a international symbol wearing all black that you are mourning the death of a loved one.
  • Examples of Obsession with Death

    Examples of Obsession with Death
    When people died it wasn't like how it is in today's society. They couldn't just take a picture of the body on their smartphones so they had other ways off remembering the person. One way was through hair art (typically by death of a girl) they would keep the hair and braid it into a unique picture. Other ways were post mortem photography which was when the person was dead they just took a picture of them with their family.
  • Strict Rules

    Strict Rules
    During the Victorian Era Queen Victoria had many strict rules, rules and what you could wear and even though she was a female and a good female leader in England she happened did not believe in women's right
  • Contact Lenses

    Contact Lenses
    In the 19th century Dr. Fick came out with his revolutionary lenses that helped people see better however they came with a bunch of problems they were really big and went over your entire eyeball instead of just the part you see out of and it was out of glass instead of plastic later on the contact lenses were refined and help millions today.
  • Japan and US

    Japan and US
    The US wanted Japan to open up with the west and trade with them. Japan embraced the change and it helped them they had better schools, medicine, and technology.
  • Invention of Radio

    Invention of Radio
    The Radio was a big part of the 19th century as this was a main form of getting news out quick to a huge group of people. It was also a main form of entertainment ans you could be listening to your sports game of you could be listening to music as you wash the dishes. Today we don't use the radio as much as we have smartphones and TVs but it is still important
  • Trench Foot

    Trench Foot
    Trench Foot was a mutation early in the war that would cause swollen foot and other things. It was caused by a soldier standing in filthy water for a long period of time.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    At the beginning of the war everyone thought it would be a quick war and everyone will be home by Christmas but that wasn’t the case. When Christmas came to be one soldier went out of the trenches into no mans land and later a whole bunch could of people followed him and they had a good time playing soccer and moving bodies out the way until the higher ups ended it.
  • Coca-Cola

    Coca-Cola was a drink that was advertised t do away with all your problems and stresses. It was considered medicine not a soft drink at the time. It had just a touch of cocaine which gave it that comforting feeling and so you would by more. Now there is no more cocaine in it and is a world-renound drink
  • Chemical Weapons

    Chemical Weapons
    World War 1 saw the vast introduction of chemical weapons such as tear gas and mustard gas these gasses were often heavier than the air and would sink down into the trenches. Germans were the main ones using these gasses sometimes wiping out multiple lines of Allied soldiers
  • Nicholas goes to war

    Nicholas goes to war
    Even though he had no experience the last Czar decided to go into battle and lead his troops. The Russian army got decimated and this made the Czar unpopular and Alexanderia was left to lead foreign relations and that didn’t go well either
  • The Last Czar Family

    The Last Czar Family
    The last czar family was gunned down in the cellar of a home in 1918 when they were taken hostage by the Bolsheviks
  • US joins the war

    US joins the war
    The US didn’t want to join the war but did in 1918. This gave the Allied Powers fresh men and a big reason why they “won” the war. Russia by far had lost the most men and the people in Russia were getting mad at the government. The government was pretty much forced to pull out and in came the US
  • War Guilt Clause

    War Guilt Clause
    At the end of the war the Allied Powers forced Germany to give up some land, pay reparations, and accept responsibility that the war was their fault this left Germany in economic ruins and wanting revenge.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    Treaty of Versailles ended World War 1 but caused the start of World War 2. It was between the Allied Powers as Germany was not allowed into the negotiations. Germany had to pay reparations and accept responsibility for the war
  • Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    After Nicholas II died it wasn’t clear who would be the leader the Soviet Union came into play and took over those years until 2 people emerged and battled to take over
  • Lenin v Trotsky

    Lenin v Trotsky
    When Lenin v Trotsky just came into play Lenin won so Trotsky fled for his life. A few years later he was found in Russia and was killed Lenin went on to use war communism and turn Russia to a communist country