period 5


Reign of King Louis XVI

1774 - 1793

King Louis XVI was the last king of France, and he triggered the French revolution. He was a poor leader who decimated his countries economy. his citizens started the french revolution that led to reform, very drastically at that. 5.3

2. American Revolution

1775 - 1783

The american revolution sparked many revolutions to occur, due to the example of how useful, and fulfilling a revolution can be. America was at first a British colony, in Britain imperialization era, (5.2). Also, the revolution led to reform not only in american politics, but also in British politics. (5.3)

James Watt perfects steam engine


Simón Bolivar

1783 - 1830

Simon Bolivar was the master mind behind basically all of south american revolutions, and liberation from European counties. In south america, with the banning of slavery, many Europeans came over to make large sums of money, (5.4) . Also, since he instrumented many revolutions, he was part of 5.3 as well.

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

The French Revolution, as stated before, was sparked by terrible economy, poor leadership, and high prices of bread. The Revolution set out to reform the government completely, and accomplished the desired goal. (5.3)

Haitan Revolution

1791 - 1804

The Haitian Revolution was the only ever successful slave rebellion that led to vast reform in politics, and economy. (5.3)

Cotton gin developed


The cotton gin was new technology used for separating, and weaving of cotton. This time period was the time of Industrialization, and the cotton gin led away from the cottage system, to work in large factories. (5.1)

Napoleonic Wars

1803 - 1850

The Napoleonic wars were led by the great leader and general of France, Napoleon Bonaparte. He was trying to accomplish expanding Frances borders, and increase the amount of colonies France had at its expenditure. (5.2) He wanted to expand for resources and increase money flow. (5.1)

Reign of Napoleon

1805 - 1815

Napoleon was a general who swayed the french revolution in favor of the revolutionaries. He tried to gain more landmass in the Napoleonic wars, and the led to imperialism. (5.2)

Wars of independence in Latin America

1808 - 1826

Liberation was desired by the Latin american population, and they did not like Spanish rule. they had many revolutions, that led to reform in government, politics, and economics. (5.3) They did not like being imperialism by Spaniards, (5.2)

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

The congress of Viennas goal was to define land borders of the nations of Europe, caused by napoleon muddying up the boundaries during his expansion. This led to nationalism, (5.3) and (5.2) because some new nations came out during this time.

Panama Canal


The Panama canal allowed for faster trade and increased money flow. (5.1)

War of Greek independence

1821 - 1832

The Greeks wanted to be liberated from the Ottoman empire because they wanted to govern for themselves. This caused nationalism in Greek societies, (5.3)

Opium War

1839 - 1842

The Opium war was brought on to china from Europeans. Britain wanted the ta from china, and since the Chinese had no desire for Europeans goods, the British got most of china addicted to opium. However, China started to fight the British, causing 5.3 aka nationalism

Women’s Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, NY


The women in this period still did have that many rights compared to men. The conventions goal was to give rights to the women of America. (5.3)

Communist Manifesto published


The communist manifesto led to modern day communism. Inspired by Karl Marx, it changed many governments and led to reform (5.3)

Taiping rebellion

1850 - 1864

The Taiping rebellion took place in India and led to very minimal reform with Britain control of India. (5.3)

Sepoy Rebellion

1857 - 1858

The Sepoy rebellion also took place in India and was led by Indian military member because the cartridges we covered in fat, going directly against the Indian religion. However that wasn't the only reason for rebellion. Even though it was only about 8 months long, it opened many Europeans eyes, forcing change to happen. (5.3)

Suez Canal


The Suez canal allowed for quicker, faster, and cheaper way for good and money to be exchanged and traded. it allowed for industrialized goods to be spread. (5.1)

Unification of Italy

1858 - 1870

The unification of italy led to a nationalistic sense among Italians, who hadn't been fully centralized since the Roman era. (5.3)

Origin of the Species published


The origin of species, although never said directly in it, led to scientific racism. The Origin of Species was of Darwin observations in the Galapagos, showing evolution occurred, and god did not in fact only affect nature.

Emancipation of Russian serfs


The emancipation of serfs caused the serfs to become more nationalistic for Russia. Also emancipation was need to industrialize and score in global capitalism. (5.1) (5.3)

Unification of Germany

1865 - 1871

Before the unification of Germany, the German area was many different powers, not at all united for the greater good. However, when Germany united, it caused a great national pride. (5.3)

Meiji restoration

1868 - 1912

The Meiji Restoration was an initiative brought on by japan, so they could industrialize. (5.1) japan wanted to industrialize to become a global power and not become a colony, causing a nationalistic sense among Japanese.

4. Boer War

1880 - 1881

3. Berlin West Africa Conference


This event was for deciding about which nation got which African area. Its main purpose was for setting regulations. however, Belgium did not follow these rules, causing tensions. Many Europeans migrated to Africa for the insane amount of wealth available there. (5.4) (5.1)

Indian National Congress founded


Boxer Rebellion

1889 - 1901

The rebellion was in India regarding European over influence. it cause some little reform, and nationalism for India. (5.3)

Russo-Japanese war

1904 - 1905

Japan has juts came out of centuries long isolation and is in for resources for industrialization to stay japan, and not a foreign colony of Europe. this created industrialization, and a very strong nationalistic population, (5.3) Japan invaded and fought Russia for trading ports,and for the raw resources needed for industrialization, at a cheap price.

1. All-India Muslim League founded


the All Indian Muslim league was a Indian Muslim foundation, created in response to growing Hindi power in politics and government. this created nationalism, (5.3)

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

The Mexican revolution was brought on by corrupt government systems, and a corrupts president who rigged elections in his favor. this revolution changed the entire face of Mexican politics to be fair, and just. (5.3) this also led to a more nationalistic population.

Fall of Qing Dynasty


The fall of this Mughal dynasty was brought on by European imperialism, because it weakened Mughal control, (5.2) the east India company was largely to blame because it created distrust, and rivalries between Indian princes.

Henry Ford and assembly line


Henry Fords assembly line changed the face of industry forever, now, workers would only have to be educated on one fraction of an automobile assembly structure, not the whole car. this led to increased wealth, and boosted the economy. (5.1)