World History Section 2

Timeline created by EffanUrkel
  • Jun 19, 1566

    King James II

    Was King of England for a short period of time. Was kicked out of the throne because he was catholic. His daughter Mary and her husband William, replaced King James II. He ran away and never came back.
  • Apr 13, 1570

    Guy Fawkes

    He was a plotter that wanted to blow up the House of Parliament and King James 1. He is famously known for the Gun Powder Plot that failed miserably and led to his arrest. He was tortured and executed. There is a day named after him that celebrates the defeat of his Plot.
  • The Gun Powder Plot

    Guy Fawkes and Robert Catesby failed attempt of blowing up King James 1 and The House of Parliament. They were gonna do it by got caught and thrown in jail. They got tortured and executed.
  • The Petition of Rights

    These rights limited the power of the King, which was King James 1. King James 1 always talked to Parliament only when he needed money. So to stop that from happening always. Parliament made the Petition of Rights to stop King James 1 from money always. The Rights limited King James 1 powers and made Parliament more powerful.
  • The Glorious Revolution

    A revolution in which King James II was replaced by his daughter Mary and her husband William. King James was replaced because he was catholic. The citizens chose William and Mary because Mary was the daughter of King James II and she was married to William, who was the ruler of the Netherlands.
  • The Ruling of William and Mary

    William and Mary took over the throne from King James II when he tried to make everyone catholic. Mary was the daughter of King James and her husband was William, ruler of the Netherlands. William was born on November 4, 1650 and Mary was born on April 30, 1662.
  • The First Steam Engine

    The steam engine was developed over a period of about a hundred years by three British inventors. The first steam engine was built by Thomas Savery, of England, in 1698. Savery built his machine to help pump water out of coal mines.
  • The Steam Engine

    Created in 1698, the steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. The steam engine uses the force produced by steam pressure to push a piston back and forth inside a cylinder. This pushing force is transformed, by a connecting rod and flywheel, into rotational force for work.
  • Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution, now also known as the First Industrial Revolution, was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Europe and the United States, in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. It gave way to new innovations and ideas across the globe.
  • The Invention of the Spinning Jenny

    The spinning jenny is a multi-spindle spinning frame, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. It was invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves in England.
  • Samuel Slater coming to America

    Samuel Slater was an English-born manufacturer who introduced the first water-powered cotton mill to the United States. This invention revolutionized the textile industry and paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. Samuel Slater was born in Derbyshire, England, on June 9, 1768. He came to America and help him fund out about the other Industrial Revolutions.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte was a French statesman and military leader who rose to power during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolution. He was Emperor of the French and changed France for the better.
  • The Publishing of Amazon Grace

    Amazing Grace is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written in 1772 by the English poet John Newton. Newton wrote the words from personal experience.
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution was a period of time in France in which people overthrew the monarchy and took control of the government. The French Revolution lasted 10 years from 1789 to 1799. It began on July 14, 1789 when revolutionaries stormed a prison called the Bastille.
  • The French Revolution(Revolutions of 1800s)

    The French Revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies beginning in 1789. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, catalyzed violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon who brought many of its principles to areas he conquered in Western Europe and beyond.
  • The Storming of Bastille

    Angry revolutionaries storm the Bastille. By doing this, not only does it serve to make a statement against the monarchy but the mob also attained weapons and gunpowder that were kept in the prison.
  • The Royal Family attempts to flee

    King Louis XVI and his family attempt to flee from France but are caught at Varennes. The guards recognized him. They are sent back to Paris where the King is forced to go on trial.
  • The Reign of Terror

    Thousands of people are sentenced to death by execution that is caused by conflict between two political parties the Jacobins, and the Girondists. The leader of the Jacobins, Maximilien arises as a new leader of the Revolution.
  • The Execution of the Louis XVI

    After being put on trial the king is sentenced to death. He is executed by the guillotine on January 21, 1793. His head was shown to the crowd.
  • The Patenting of the Cotton Gin

    In 1794, U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. By the mid-19th century, cotton had become America's leading export. It also kept slavery alive because it could make getting cotton faster and more profitable.
  • The Locomotive

    Created in 1802, the locomotive is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. The use of these vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains. Traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front.
  • Napoleonic Wars

    The Napoleonic Wars were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies which was led by Napoleon, against a overflowing array of European powers formed into various groups financed and usually led by the United Kingdom. The Wars lasted for 12 years. The Napoleonic Wars continued the Wars of the French Revolution.
  • The Abolition of the Slave Trade Bill

    It became illegal in Britain to buy and sell people. Parliament gave a round of applause to William Wilberforce who had tears running down his face.
  • The Invention of the Locomotive

    The first successful steam locomotive was built in 1812–13 by John Blenkinsop. The locomotive paved the way for traveling.
  • The Battle of Waterloo

    At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history. The Prussians pursued the rest of the French army and Napoleon left the field. French casualties in the Battle of Waterloo were 25,000 men killed and wounded and 9,000 captured, while the allies lost about 23,000.
  • Potato Famine

    It began with a group of microorganisms that wiped out most of the potato crop on which two-fifths of the blight of this staple crop was responsible for approximately one million deaths and mass emigration.
  • The Great Exhibition

    It was hosted in the Crystal Palace. It was considered the first World’s Fair-type exhibition, presenting new technology and exhibits from all over the world. It ran for five months in 1851 and came to represent the advances and attitudes of the Victorian era.
  • The Origin of Species Published

    It was written by Charles Darwin and published in 1859. It was the most revolutionary scientific work of its era and one that still proves controversial today. Darwin changed a huge chunk of biology. He created a debate about the purpose of nature and how life forms develop that continues to the present.
  • The Birth of Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov on April 22, 1870. He was born in Ulyanovsk, Russia. He grew up to become a leader of Russia.
  • The Telephone

    Created in 1876, the telephone is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound, typically and most efficiently the human voice, into electronic signals. Alexander Graham Bell was the first to be granted a United States patent for a device that produced clearly intelligible replication of the human voice.
  • The Birth of Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin was born Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin on December 18, 1878. He was born in Gori, Georgia. He grew up to become a cruel and horrible dictator of Russia.
  • Cuban War of Independence

    The Cubans decided they had wanted nothing more to do with Spain. Spain and Cuba never really got along that well and had falling-outs before. But this one was different. This time the Cubans meant it. They wanted to be their own country.
  • Philippine War of Independence

    The Philippines wanted in on that revolutionary party that Cuba was throwing. They didn't like Spain either and decided to have a little revolution of their own.
    With the help of radical leaders the Philippines too were going after independence.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The war with Spain ended with this treaty, but this was also when the U.S.'s identity crisis started to set in.
  • Empire Speech

    It was time for the election and William Jennings Bryan wanted to give another speech. The Last election it was all about silver and gold but this time it was about the empire.
  • The Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan. Japan won the war and had great pride. In the other direction, Russia was embarrassed and were embarrassed of the Czar.
  • The Revolution of 1905

    The Revolution of 1905 was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Even some was directed at the government. It included worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies.
  • The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife

    Archduke Ferdinand and his wife were visiting Bosnia when they were shot inside their car by a Serbian nationalist called Gavrilo Princip. This one was the starting point of World War 1. Created lots of conflicts and tensions.
  • World War I breaks out

    WWI has been described as the "Collision of Empires." And for good reason. This war didn't spell the end for imperialism, but its popularity soon faded throughout Europe and North America.
  • The Invasion of Belgium

    Germany invades Belgium, a neutral country in WWI. Because of this, it pushes Britain to ally with France, Russia, and Serbia. It causes a shift in the alliances.
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania

    The Lusitania was a Britain ship that was travelling from New York to Liverpool, England when it was attacked by a German U-Boat and sank. This caused America to get involved into the war and despise the Germans. Also made sure that America would be pushed to get involved into the war.
  • February Revolution

    The February Revolution was the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917, in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced by the Provisional Government. This government, intended as an interim stage in the creation of a permanent democratic-parliamentary polity for Russia. It was in turn overthrown by the Bolsheviks in October of the same year.
  • The U.S. joins World War 1

    President Woodrow Wilson asked congress to declare war on Germany after four American ships were sunk by Germany in the month of March. Because of this, the United States joins the war and fights against Germany and Austria-Hungary. This causes a major shift in the war.
  • October Revolution

    The October Revolution was the second and last major phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917, in which the Bolshevik Party seized power in Russia, inaugurating the Soviet regime. The October Revolution had followed and capitalized the February Revolution earlier in the year. The February Revolution had overthrown the Tsarist autocracy, resulting in a provisional government.
  • The Russian Revolution

    After two years of defeat, the Russian population grew weary with the war and were unhappy with Russia's leaders. Because of that, they revolted, which was led by Vladimir Lenin, which forced Russia to form an Armistice with the Central Powers, which allows them to move their forces towards Russia's allies on the Western Front. Because Russia left the war, it is no longer a two front war.
  • The End of World War 1

    Due to lacking resources, discontent among its citizens, and their allies surrendering, Germany was forced to seek an Armistice with the Allied forces, ending WWI. Because of all this, it leads to the end of the war.
  • The Great Terror/Purge

    The Great Purge/Terror was a brutal political campaign led by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to eliminate dissenting members of the Communist Party and anyone else he considered a threat. Although estimates vary, most experts believe at least 750,000 people were executed during the Great Purge, which took place between about 1936 and 1938. More than a million other people were sent to forced labor camps, known as Gulags.
  • Bloody Sunday

    A mass shooting that killed 14 people. It happened because people put together a petition to present to Czar. In the end, his guards decided to shoot them.