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Historical periodization

Scientific Revolution

Approx. 1543 - Approx. 1687

Age of Absolutism

Approx. 1610 - Approx. 1789

Age of Enlightenment

Approx. 1650 - Approx. 1789

Georgian period

1714 - 1830

Industrial revolution

Approx. 1760 - Approx. 1840

Catherine II of Russia

9 July 1762 - 17 November 1796

American Revolution

1765 - 1783

Louis XVI of France

10 May 1774 - 21 September 1792

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

Victorian era

1837 - 1900

Lincoln

1861 - 1865

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Reconstruction Era

1863 - 1867

Second Industrial Revolution

Approx. 1867 - Approx. 1914

Gilded Age (America)

Approx. 1873 - Approx. 1900

The Lost Generation

1883 - 1900

Progressive Era

Approx. 1890 - Approx. 1930

Teddy Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

Edwardian period

1901 - 1914

Greatest Generation

1901 - 1924

Wilson

1913 - 1921

WWI

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

Prohibition enacted

1920

Silent Generation

1925 - 1942

Hoover

1929 - 1933

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

Third Reich

1933 - 1945

Prohibition repealed

1933

FDR

1933 - 1945

WWII

1 September 1939 - 2 September 1945

Baby Boomers

1940 - 1964

Truman

1945 - 1953

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Gen X

1965 - 1984

Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gen Y

1980 - 1999

Reagan

1981 - 1989

American sociopolitical

The Origin of Species

1859

Social Darwinism

1877

Temperance movement

1926 - 1933

Existentialism

Approx. 1945 - Approx. 1960

Visual art movements

Baroque

1590 - 1725

Dutch Golden Age painting

1615 - 1702

Romanticism

Approx. 1790 - Approx. 1880

Realism

1849 - Approx. 1906

Impressionism, France

Approx. 1860 - Approx. 1890

Pointillism

1886 - Approx. 1892

Cubism

1907 - 1914

Futurism

1910 - 1930

Surrealism

Approx. 1924 - Approx. 1966

Pop Art

1956 - 1967

Literary movements

Romanticism

1770 - 1848

Realism

1833 - Approx. 1900

Oliver Twist

1838

A Tale of Two Cities

1859

Naturalism

Approx. 1880 - Approx. 1940

A Study in Scarlet

1886

Howl

1956

Architectural movements

Neoclassicism

1750 - Approx. 1830

Art Deco

1925 - 1940

Theatre movements

Restoration comedy

1660 - 1710

Machine play

1660 - 1690

Melodrama

1791 - 1862

Romanticism

1800 - 1880

Naturalism

1859 - 1898

A Doll's House

1879

A Dream Play

1907

Written in 1901

Theatre of the Absurd

Approx. 1947 - Approx. 1966

Death of a Salesman

1949

Mother Courage

1949

Written in 1939

Waiting for Godot

1953

Film movements

First narrative films

1900

First movie theatres open

1907

Birth of a Nation

1915

French Impressionism

Approx. 1918 - Approx. 1926
  1. Pictorialism (beginning in 1918): made up of films that focus mainly on manipulation of the film as image, in through camerawork, mise-en-scene, and optical devices.

  2. Montage (beginning in 1923): at which point rhythmic and fast paced editing became more widely used.

  3. Diffusion (beginning in 1926): at which point films and filmmakers began to pursue other stylistic and formal modes.

German Expressionism

Approx. 1919 - Approx. 1931

Nanook of the North

1922

The Jazz Singer

1927

First "talkie"

Poetic realism

Approx. 1934 - Approx. 1939

The Plow that Broke the Plains

1936

The Plow That Broke the Plains is a 1936 short documentary film which shows what happened to the Great Plains region of the United States and Canada when uncontrolled agricultural farming led to the Dust Bowl. It was written and directed by Pare Lorentz.

Why We Fight

1942 - 1944

Italian Neo-realism

1944 - 1952

French New Wave

Approx. 1958 - Approx. 1964