world history timeline

North America

Columbus Reaches the americas

1492

This event is important because it lead to the colonization of the Americas be European powers

Jamestown Founded

1607

Jamestown is important because it was the first British colony in America.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian War is important because the punishments britain forced on the colonies lead to the American revolution.

american revolution

1765 - 1783

The american revolution is important because it lead to the creation of the United Stated of America.

Eli whitney Invents Cotton gin

1793

This event is important because the cotton Gin lead to an increase in the productivity of cotton farms.

Europe

renaissance

1300 - 1600

The Renaissance is important because it was a great leap in technological, scientific and political advancements.

Prince Henry starts navigational school

1419

This event is important because Henry's navigational school lead to great leaps in european navigation.

Medici family takes control of florence

1438

This event is important because the Medici family is representative of the power shift that happened in Italy during the renaissance.

Gutenburg invents printing press

1440

This event is important because the printing press made books available to a greater amount of people improving education and subsequently Quality of life.

Bartolomeu Dias Sails around to horn of Africaa

1488

This event is important because It marks a huge advancement in the ability of european explorers.

Vasco de Gama Sails to India

1498

This event is important because it linked Europe and India via sea route.

Reformation

1517 - 1648

The reformation is important because it changes how Christianity was practiced all over the world.

Martin Luther posts 95 Theses

1517

This event is important because It was the first time someone questioned the church and it lead to the creation of different sects of the christian religion.

Magellan's crew sails around the World

1522

This event is important because It was the first time anyone had sailed around the entire world.

Henry VII starts the church of england

1534

This event is important because it changed the religion practiced in england and lead to a difference in opinions about religion from the English citizens and their government.

Counter Reformation

1545 - 1563

This event is important because it was the church's attempt to counteract the reformation and it spread Christianity all over the world

Galileo Builds telescope

1609

This event is important because galileo's telescope would lead to huge advancements in astrology and improve our ability to place our word in the universe

french revolution

1789 - 1799

This event is important because it forever changed the government in france.

Ireland Stuck by Famine

1845

This event is important because it lead to a huge immigration of Irish immigrants to America.

World War I

1914 - 1918

This event is important because It forever changed borders of countries in Europe and was the largest war until World War 2.

Asia

Otttoman Empire

1299 - 1908

The Ottoman Empire is important because it was one of the largest and most influential empires to ever exist.

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

The ming Dynasty is Important because it lead China to great advancements in technology culture and art.

Zeng He explores for China

1405 - 1433

This event is important because Zheng He's voyages brought great wealth to China.

Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople

1453

This event is important because Constantinople was a very important strategic location to control.

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1707

The Mughal empire is important because it controlled most of india and spread muslim arts and culture.

Tokugawa Shogunate

1603 - 1868

The tokugawa Shogunate is important because it was the first time all of japan was under one rule.

Peter the Great becomes to sole Czar of Russia

1696

This event is important because Peter the Great brought many changes to Russia including many western improvements.

South America

First enslaved Africans arrive in The Americas

1511

This event is important because american Slavery would go on the become one of the worst injustices in human history.

Cortez conquers Aztec Empire

1521

This event is important because it marks the end of a great south american civilization.

Pizzaro Conquers Incan Empire

1533

This event is important because it marks the end of a great south american civilization and shows Spain's power.

Venezuelan War of Independence

1810 - 1823

This event is important because it lead to the creation of the country of Venezuela.