Copernicus establishes his Heliocentric theory which contradicts the Catholic Church's Geocentric theory
Galileo is forced to abjure his claims of Jupiter's moons and other bodies.
Charles I was tried for treason due to his abuse of power and was executed, Parliament becomes reestablished as powerful
Thomas Hobbes proclaimed that a nation needs a ruler with authority and must protect its people.
The British Parliament gains power, Britain removes most if not all Catholic control
Adam Smith pushes the ideas of a free market, capitalistic society over mercantilism.
Set a precedent for other North and South American countries.
Used ideals from the enlightenment to limit the rule of government.
3rd Estate of France vow to create a constitution
A large slave rebellion sparks the begin of Haiti's independence.
Established the position of Consulate, began the Reign of Napoleon.
France surrenders and relinquishes control over Haiti. Haiti becomes the second country in the Americas to gain independence.