SSkipper Unit 4 Timeline

Events

The First British ships, arrived in Botany, Bay, Australia

1788

The ship carried about 700 convicts. Those who survived the eight- month voyage faced hardships on shore.

Britain passes the Constitutional Act of 1791

1791

The act created two provinces; English- speaking Upper Canada and French- speaking Lower Canada

Parliament passed the Act of Union

1840

Acting on some of Durhams recommendations Parliament passed the act
The act joined the two Canadas into one province. it also gave them an elected legislature that determined some domestic policies

Britain annexed New Zealand

1840

The United States acquired the thinly populated regions

1848

Acquired the thinly populated regions of Northern Mexico; gaining all or parts of present day states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Colorado

American ships sail into Tokyo Bay

July 1853

a fleet of well armed American ships commanded by Commodore Matthew Perry

The Treaty of Kanagawa

1854

the shotgun Iesada agreed to open its port to diplomatic and commercial exchange

Benito Juarez gained power

1855

A liberal from reformer of Zapotec Indian Heritag. Opened the an era of reform known as La Reforma

France had seized a portion of southern veitnam

1860

over the next decades France took over the rest of Vietnam and all of Laos and Cambodia

Napoleon III sent troops to Mexico

1863

and set up Austrian archduke Maximilian as emperor

Britain passed the British North America act

1867

The act created the Dominion of Canada. Canada had its own parliament similar to Britain

Juarez returned to power

1867

He returned to power and tried to renew reform but opponent resisted. he later died in office , never accomplishing all the reforms he envisioned

Members of the government traveled overseas

1871

they travel overseas to educate themselves about western governments, economies, technology and customs

Britain annexed Burma

1886

The emperor issued the Meiji constitution

1889

it set forth the principle that all citizens were equal before the law; it gave the emperor autocratic, or absolute power

Europeans controlled most of Southeast Asia

1890

they introduced modern technology and expanded commerce and industry

Japan gains power

1894

competition between Japan and China in Korea led to the First Sino-Japanese War. Although China had great resources, Japan had benefited from modernization

The Spanish American War broke out

1898

the war broke out between Spain and the United States over Cuba's attempt to win independence from Spain

Japanese woman were forbidden any political participation

1898

they were also legally lumped together with minors

Filipinos battled American forces

1899 - 1901

Led by Emilio Aguialdo. thousands of Americans and hundred of thousands of Filipinos died. as a result the Americans crushed the rebellion

Claimed nearly every island in the Pacific

1900

The United States, Britain, France, and Germany had claimed almost every island in the Pacific

Venezuela and Mexico were developing important and lucrative oil industries

1900

New Zealand won independence

1907

independence with their own parliament, prime minister, and elected legislature. they also preserved close ties to the British Empire

Panama Canal Opened

1914