World History Final

  • Period: 1300 to


    A period of enlightenment from the 1300's to the 1700's. People were very motivated to indulge in art and social reform.
  • 1347

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    The Black Death ravages Europe for the first time. By changing the economic situation, the devastating disease helps lay the preconditions for Renaissance: spare money to invest in display.
  • 1417

    The Florence Cathedral

    The Florence Cathedral
    Brunelleschi starts working on his paintings on the dome of the Florence Cathedral. It takes him 19 years to finish these paintings.
  • 1432

    The Adoration of The Lamb

    The Adoration of The Lamb
    Van Eycks releases a famous painting known as The Adoration of The Lamb. It is loved by many.
  • 1452

    Birth of Leonardo da Vinci

    Birth of Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci is born in Anchiano, Italy. He grows up to be a famous painter, among many other things.
  • 1494

    Rule of Savonarola in Florence

    Rule of Savonarola in Florence
    He is burnt as a heretic. Italy declares war, the French invade.
  • 1500

    Spanish Inquisition

    Spanish Inquisition
    Philip II starts the Spanish Inquisition. It kills around 25,000 people.
  • Period: 1550 to

    Age of Absolutism

    The age in which absolute monarchies were the predominant form of government. Many people suffered because of the lack of rights protecting them.
  • 1554

    Catholic Reformation

    Catholic Reformation
    Phillip II defends the Catholic Reformation. The public is not happy with his decision
  • 1571

    The Battle of Lepanto

    The Battle of Lepanto
    Philip II gains nothing from this battle. It proves to the people that Philip II does not have the best judgement.
  • The Spanish Armada

    The Spanish Armada
    King Louis XIV partakes in the Spanish Armada. It did not go as planned and England lost control over some land.
  • Charles I Executed

    Charles I Executed
    Charles I is put on trial and found guilty of treason. He is publicly beheaded.
  • Mary Astell Writes Serious Proposal to the Ladies

    Mary Astell Writes Serious Proposal to the Ladies
    Mary Astell wrote this as a calling to women to push for better education so they can be intellectual equals with men. The paper gained a lot of support in the female community and women started pushing for equality.
  • Period: to


    The time in which people were focused on knowledge, and the study of human anatomy to learn more about what we are. They focused on learning and being knowledgeable on political topics.
  • Period: to

    Industrial Revolution

    The period in which industry was undergoing a lot of change, and very important things, like the steam engine were being invented. Social reform was also a large part of this as work in factories was very hard and living conditions were very bad for the factory workers.
  • Steam Engine is Invented

    Steam Engine is Invented
    Inventor Thomas Newcomen creates the first steam engine. The engine in itself is not useful yet, but the idea that comes with it is.
  • Voltaire Publishes Philosophic Letters to the English

    Voltaire Publishes Philosophic Letters to the English
    Voltaire criticized some of the problems facing France at the time. It really helped people start realizing that France needed fixes.
  • Spinning Jenny Invented

    Spinning Jenny Invented
    James Hargreaves invents the Spinning Jenny. It weaves more than one ball of yarn or thread at a time, increasing production.
  • Diderot Publishes The Encyclopedia

    Diderot Publishes The Encyclopedia
    The Encyclopedia is considered his most important work. It's aim was to "change the way people think" and it was very succesful in doing so.
  • Period: to

    American Revolution

    The time when the Americas were being fought over, and when the people of the now US decided to declare their independence from the unfair ruling of England.
  • The "Shot Heard 'Round The World"

    The "Shot Heard 'Round The World"
    The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. The news of bloodshed spread along the eastern seaboard, and thousand of people converged on Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    In the first major battle of the war, inexperienced colonial soldiers held of British advances for more than two hours at Breed's Hill. This is a show of force by the Colonial Army as over 1,000 of the total 2,200 British soldiers fighting ended up dead or wounded
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    Following over a decade of agitation over taxes and a year of war, US representatives declare independence from Britain. King George III is not happy and responds with force.
  • France Allies With The US

    France Allies With The US
    As a result of the victory at Saratoga and diplomatic efforts, France joins the war against Britain on the side of the new American Government.
  • British Surrender at Yorktown

    British Surrender at Yorktown
    A joint French and American force traps a large portion of the British Army on Virginia's Yorktown peninsula. British General Cornwallis is forced to surrender, and although NYC and Charleston S.C. remain in British hands for two more years, the war is essentially over.
  • Condorcet Publishes a Treatise on The Rights Of Women

    Condorcet Publishes a Treatise on The Rights Of Women
    Condorcet published a paper exclaiming that women have the same natural rights as men. This work was not taken very well considering the time in which it was published.
  • National Assembly in France

    National Assembly in France
    The National Assembly takes place between 1789-1791, made up of Clergy, Nobility, and "Third Estate"(common peoples)
  • Period: to

    French Revolution

    The period of time where France was struggling to find its identity and decide how it should govern itself. There were multiple overthrows of power in an attempt to find their place.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    3rd Estate declares itself "Assembly of the Nation". Nat. Ass. resolves not to disband until it has written a constitution.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Committee of Public Safety institutes unconventional laws; behead many innocent people. The Reign of Terror ends shortly after the people revolt in July of the next year
  • Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason

    Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason
    The Age of Reason was written, focusing on the existence and reason of "higher powers". He gives his views on Deism, and explains the probability of the existence of a "higher power".
  • France Defeats Austria

    France Defeats Austria
    French defeat Austrians in northern Italy. They make peace afterwards.
  • Period: to

    Napoleonic Era

    The period of time in which Napoleon Bonaparte was self-proclaimed emperor of France. During this time he conquered large portions of Europe, but was stopped in Russia.
  • Napoleon Proclaims Himself Emperor

    Napoleon Proclaims Himself Emperor
    Napoleon takes charge of France. He proclaims himself as emperor.
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Battle of Austerlitz
    Napoleon defeats the Third Coalition. This Battle will go on to be viewed as on of his most brilliant battles.
  • Treaty of Tilsit

    Treaty of Tilsit
    After the Battle of Friedland, Napoleon and Alexander of Russia negotiate a treaty in which France gains 50% of Prussian territory. In private, Alexander also agrees to join France in their war against Britain.
  • Napoleon's Defeat in Russia

    Napoleon's Defeat in Russia
    Napoleon pushes into Russia, suffers major defeat. Only 40,000 of 611,000 men survive.
  • Russian Campaign

    Russian Campaign
    Napoleon campaign's his army into Russia, not realizing how hard it would be to keep troops supplied so far away from home. The French Army suffers major losses as the Russian winter takes hold.
  • German Campaign

    German Campaign
    Napoleon's army regroups in German territory and win a few battles but suffer a decisive defeat in the Battle of Leipzig. Napoleon is left with few troops to continue with.
  • Napoleon's Death

    Napoleon's Death
    Napoleon dies on St. Helena island. He was forced to live there after the British caught him sneaking away to America.
  • Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
    He might not have invented it, but he got the patents. The technology of a telephone was a major increase in world communication.
  • Thomas Edison Lights a Lamp

    Thomas Edison Lights a Lamp
    Edison creates a better light bulb and uses it to power lamps for longer, allowing work during the night. This light was a very influential part of the Industrial Revolution.
  • The First Model T

    The First Model T
    Henry Ford creates the Model T. The first car built on an assembly line, therefore making it much cheaper to get a car.