World History Final

  • Period: 1300 to


    A period of time from the 14th century to 17th century. Considered as the gap between the Middle Ages and Modern History.
  • 1347

    Black Death

    Black Death
    The Black Death breaks out in Europe for the first time. This disease changes the economy, which lays the ground work for the Renaissance.
  • 1440

    The Forgery of the Donation of Constantine

    The Forgery of the Donation of Constantine
    Lorenzo Valla was an Italian Humanist. He used textual analysis to prove the Donation of Constantine to be forged.
  • 1498

    Last Supper

    Last Supper
    Leonardo da Vinci, a famous Renaissance artist, paints his most know piece, Last Supper. The painting depicts the last supper of Jesus Chirst and his 12 apostles.
  • 1510

    Sistine Chapel

    Sistine Chapel
    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was another famous Renaissance artist. His most known piece is the celing of the Sistine Chapel, specifically "The Creation of Adam" scene.
  • Period: 1550 to

    Age Of Absolutism

    A period in history where monarchs gained wealth and power. Louis XIV is a well known monarch at this time.
  • Hamlet

    William Shakespeare, an Italian poet, writes an infamous play of his. Hamlet is about the Prince of Denmark and his quest to find his father's killer.
  • Period: to

    Age Of Enlightenment

    A period of time where people embraced godless discovery. Most modern math and science proprieties were discovered in this time.
  • The Start Of A Religion

    The Start Of A Religion
    Thomas Hobbes publishes Leviathan, a grievance against the Catholic Church. This ends up starting the religion of Leviathan.
  • Russia's Youngest Czar

    Russia's Youngest Czar
    When he was only 10 years old Peter the Great became Czar of Russia. It is unknown why he ruled so young.
  • Palace Of Versailles

    Palace Of Versailles
    King Louis XIV had the palace of Versailles built. This move showed his power and wealth, but was a defining moment that lead to the French Revolution.
  • A Serious Proposal

    A Serious Proposal
    Mary Astell writes Serious Proposal to the Ladies. She stated that women need to be more educated and encouraged women to do so.
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    Thomas Newcomen invents the world's first steam engine. This marks the beginning pf the Industrial Revolution.
  • Period: to

    Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution was a transition to a new manufacturing process. This leads directly into the modern day way of life.
  • Russia's Capital Moves

    Russia's Capital Moves
    Peter the Great moves the Russian capital and names it St. Petersburg. It was on a swampy coast of the Baltic.
  • The Great Death

    The Great Death
    Peter the Great died was a mixed legacy. He had much success, but he never got a warm water port, which was vital for Russia.
  • Death Of A King

    Death Of A King
    King Louis XIV laid on his deathbed in 1751. He said, "I have loved war too well: do no copy me in this nor in the lavish expenditures I have made."
  • Spinning Jenny

    Spinning Jenny
    James Hargreaves invents the spinning Jenny. This spins more than one ball of yarn or thread at a time so a cloth can be made faster.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    King George implements a tax on colonists so help pay for war. The colonists are upset that they are being taxed when they hold no seats in Parliament.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty, a group of those who apposed the King, decide to protest. They dress up as Mohawk Indians and throw a fresh shipment of tea into the Boston Harbor.
  • Period: to

    American Revolution

    America was originally a British colony. The Americans decide that they wanted to be free so they declared freedom.
  • The Shot Heard Around The World

    The Shot Heard Around The World
    The first shot of the Revolutionary War is fired. News of this breaks and thousands join the Continental Army.
  • Treaty Of Paris Of 1783

    Treaty Of Paris Of 1783
    The Treaty of Paris of 1783 officially ends the Revolutionary War. The USA is now a independent country.
  • Equality

    Condorent, an Enlightenment Philosopher, publishes a treaties on the right of women. He states the men and women have the same natural rights.
  • US Consittution

    US Consittution
    The Articles of the Confederation was the original document used to rule the US. The Articles had its problems and were replaced by the US Constitution.
  • Beginning Of A Revolution

    Beginning Of A Revolution
    Ideals of Enlightenment reach France. All the lower class people are not happy with the lavish lives of the noble and they start a revolution.
  • Period: to

    French Revolution

    Period of far-reaching political and social reform. This ended with the rise of Napoleon.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The National Assembly agree not to disband until they have written a constitution. It asserted that the power came from the people, not the monarchy itself.
  • Storming of Bastille

    Storming of Bastille
    The city of Bastille, France was stormed by a mob. This mob did this because the city has a hated symbol of the monarchy.
  • Right of Man

    Right of Man
    Thomas Paine writes Rights of Man. This states that all people have a natural right that the government can't alienate.
  • Reign Of Terror

    Reign Of Terror
    The "Reign of Terror" was a period of time during the French Revolution. During this people who were considered a threat to the new uprising were executed.
  • Execution Of The King

    Execution Of The King
    The king of France at the time was Louis XVI. He was executed by the self declared National Convention.
  • Period: to

    Napoleonic Era

    The Napoleonic Era is a period of time in the history of France and Europe. This era is classified as the last two of five stages in the French Revolution.
  • Coup D'état

    Coup D'état
    Coup d'état establishes Napoleon as the First Consul of France. The plan was for him and two other to have equal power, but Napoleon rose the have the most power.
  • France's Emperor

    France's Emperor
    Napoleon declares him self emperor. He faced several assassination attempts during his rule.
  • Emperor's Fall

    Emperor's Fall
    Napoleon is abdicated as France's emperor. He is given sovereignty over the island he is exiled to.
  • Hundred Days

    Hundred Days
    A period of time were Napoleon returned to France. He came back from his exile until Louis XVIII was restored as king.
  • Napoleon's Second Exile

    Napoleon's Second Exile
    After returning to France from his exile on Elba, he remain there for a hundred days. He is once again exiled when King Louis XVIII is reinstated. He is captured in a failed escape and exiled to St. Helena.
  • Napoleon's Death

    Napoleon's Death
    On his exiled island of St. Helena Napoleon passes from suspected stomach cancer. His death marks the official end of his era.
  • Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone. Although, he is not credited with the actual invention of the telephone.
  • First Lamp

    First Lamp
    Thomas Edison, a famous inventor from this era, uses his light bulb to light the first lamp. This is a large improvement in the commercial use of electricity.
  • First Flight

    First Flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright use an engine they invented to fly the world's first powered airplane. They also are about to take the world's first flight, only airborne for seconds.