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.
  • 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.
  • 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.