World history

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  • William Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce
    William Willnerforce was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish slavery and the slavery trade. He was a native of Kingston upon Hull, and Yorkshire. He began his political career in 1780. Eventually becoming a member of parliament. He was born in 1759.
  • Industrial revolution

    Industrial revolution
    The industrial revolution transformed economies that had been based of of agriculture and handcrafts into economies with large scale sales of industry and factory systems. These new machines made industries more productive. The main feathers of the revolution were technology, socioeconomic, and culture. The technology changes heavily impacts our daily life today. It’s a new use of energy sources.
  • Jobs in the textile industry

    Jobs in the textile industry
    The industrial Revolutions impact was the strongest and sprung up all over Britain. Britain produces wool, cotton, wool, flax, and silk for sale. Factory workers operated spinning equipment and waving equipment. Factories were run for up to 24 hours a day. Six days a week for, 10 to 14.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon was born August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio Corsica. He was born into a noble family who owned land, vineyards, and a comfortable house. They weren’t always very wealthy though.
  • The spinning jenny

    The spinning jenny
    James Hargreaves was the inventor of the Spinning Jenny. The invention would revolutionise the process of cotton spinning. The machine used eight spindles where the thread was spun. So, by turning a single wheel, the operator could now spin eight threads at once.
  • The call of estate general

    The call of estate general
    The French Revolution started because of King Louis XVI. France was losing lots of money and of the verge of going bankrupt. They lost money because they were helping the Americans during their revolution, the palace of Versailles was so expensive and still being payed off, and because of a coup, years of bad harvest. Also, the king and queen were waist full spenders.
  • Tennis court oath

    Tennis court oath
    The tennis court oath was the estates general meeting. A pledge to stay put until the king gave a constitution. The purpose of it was to vote on whether or not the 2nd estate should pay taxes. Also, the 3rd estate wanted contribution and rules to be more fair.
  • Storming the bastille

    Storming the bastille
    The bastille was originally used a prison but didn’t go according to plan. In all it’s time as a prison, it only held 7 prisoner. It was stormed July 14, 1789 because of the gunpowder being stored there.
  • Napolean and the French Revolution

    Napolean and the French Revolution
    He was only 19 years old when the Revolution wasn’t taking place. The revolutionary legislative assembly gave way to the convention. This set up the first French Republic. The new regime tried to find a balance between the moderates and the more radical faction.
  • The execution of the king

    The execution of the king
    On this day, king Louis XVI was executed by the guillotine. This was also the day that the French revolutionaries overthrew the monarchy because they found him guilty of treason. Marie Antoinette watched him be beheaded.
  • The reign of terror

    The reign of terror
    This was a period of time when the most executions were done. It started after the king died and the first execution was Marie Antoinette. This period of time lasted about 6 months.
  • Cotton gin

    Cotton gin
    The cotton gin was a machine that quickly and easily separated cotton fibers from their seeds. This enabled much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. This Cotton gin was a revolutionary invention. It reduced the labor of removing seeds but it did not reduce the need for slaves. In fact, slaves were more profitable after this invention.
  • The locomotive

    The locomotive
    During the industrial revolution, a locomotive was invented. Steam powered was a key aspect of this revolution so that’s why it was invented. The invention made travel and the transport of goods faster. It created many changes and additions to technology during this time. There is another type which is a steam locomotive that run some on tracks powered by steam engines.
  • The death of Napolean

    The death of Napolean
    In October of 1815, Napolean was exiled to the remote island of saint Helena. This remote island is located in the south Atlantic Ocean. He died there at age 51 of most likely stomach cancer
  • Slavery is abolished in the british empire.

    Slavery is abolished in the british empire.
    In 1833, slaves in the British Empire started a period of apprenticeship. Abolitionists campaigned against the system and period. When the period ended in 1838, over 700,000 slaves were freed. These former slaves received no payment.
  • Slavery abolition act

    Slavery abolition act
    In British history, the act of parliament tried to abolished slavery. In British colonies, more then 800,00 slaves were set free. Also, some enslaved African Americans in Canada were freed. This took effect on August 1st, 1834. Soon after slavery was abolished.
  • Vaccination for the poor

    Vaccination for the poor
    Parliament established local poor laws providing vaccinations at the expense of ratepayers. Battles over ethical and practical issues lasted for the remainder of victorian reign. Some authorities were still hesitant to pay even after infant vaccinations were made compulsory.
  • Income tax is introduced.

    Income tax is introduced.
    Income taxes were levied during the time of peace by Sir Robert Peel's conservative government at a rate of 7d in the pound. The tax was 150 pounds per year exempting the working class. Although, direct taxation was unpopular in Victorian britain, many 19th century finance ministers played with the idea of abolishing income tax but, it proved to be too convenient and lucrative to use.
  • The invention of the telegraph

    The invention of the telegraph
    The telegraph, developed in the 1830s by Samuel Morse, was revolutionized long-distance communication. It works by transmitting electronics signals over a wire lead between stations. Improved American life during this time by making it easier for big businesses to operate. Big businesses were helped by the telegraph because it improve the standard of living for regular Americans. It improved the standard living of regular Americans.
  • The airplane

    The airplane
    So many inventors tried to invent a flying machine (the airplane). But the first successful where Orville and Wilbur Wright. On October 5th 1905, Wilbur set an endurance record in the Flyer III flying over 34 miles in 38 minutes.