Period 5 major events timeline

Events

7 years war/ French Indian War

1756 - 1763

American Revolution/ Smith writes Wealth of Nations

1776

French revolution

1789 - 1799

Haitian Independence

1804

Congress of Vienna

1814 - 1815

Latin American Independence

1820 - 1829

Opium War in China

1839 - 1842

European revolutions/ Marx and Engels write "The Communist Manifesto"

1848

Commodore Perry opens Japan

1853

Sepoy Mutiny

1857

End of Russian serfdom / Italian unification

1861

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

German Unification

1871

Berlin Conference

1884 - 1885

US acquires Philippines, Cuba, Guam, and Puerto Rico

1898

Spanish American War

April 25, 1898 - August 12, 1898

Boer War

1899 - 1902

British Control in South Africa begins

1899