Imperialism Timeline 1800-1930

Events

Vellore Mutiny (1806)

1806

Christian missionaries given free access to India (1813)

1813

Sultan removed by Young Turks (1839)

1839

Tanzimat Reform (1839)

1839

Opium Wars (1839)

1839

Treaty of Nanjing (1842)

1842

Taiping Rebellion (1851-1865)

1851 - 1865

US demanded Japan open trade to the West (1853)

1853

Governor-General Dalhousie annexed Awadh (1856)

1856

Sepoy Rebellion (1857)

1857

Meiji Restoration (1868)

1868

Abdul Hamid II installed as sultan (1876)

1876

King Leopold hosted largest gathering of explorers/geographers (September 1876)

September 1876

Stanley signed treaties on behalf of King Leopold (1879-1884)

1879 - 1884

Berlin Conference (1884)

1884

Indian National Congress established (1885)

1885

Berlin Act Signed (1885)

1885

Leopold issued decree giving right to take over "vacant" African land (July 1, 1885)

July 1, 1885

Leopold convened anti-slavery conference (1889)

1889

Young Turk Party founded (1889)

1889

Leopold granted "concessions" to two companies (October 1892)

October 1892

Sino-Japanese War (1894)

1894

White Man's Burden is written (1899)

1899

Boer War (1899)

1899

Boxer Rebellion (1900)

1900

Sun Yat-sen writes the Manifesto of the Chinese United League (1905)

1905

Russo-Japanese War (1905)

1905

Russia and Britain invaded Iran (1912)

1912

World War I (1914-1918)

1914 - 1918

Armenian Genocide (1915-1923)

1915 - 1923

Sykes-Picot Treaty (1916)

1916

Balfour Declaration (1917)

1917

Kuomintang established (1919)

1919

Treaty of Sevres (1919)

1919

May Fourth Movement (May 4, 1919)

May 4, 1919

Treaty of Lausanne (1923)

1923

Turkey is established as a republic (1923)

1923

Chinese Civil War (1928)

1928