1800-1850

Events

1804

1804

Napoleonic Code Established- First legal code intended to be used across Europe and it still influences nations’ legal systems around the world. [IS #2]

1806

1806

Abolition of the Holy Roman Empire, followed a military defeat under the rule of Napoleon.

1807

1807

British Parliament votes for the end of the slave trade

1812

1812

Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and starts in Moscow.

1814

1814

Napoleon forced to abdicate and the reign of Louie the 18th begins.

1815

1815

Battle of Waterloo marks the end of Napoleon’s 100 days.

1815

1815

Congress of Vienna- In the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the European powers established a balance of power in Europe which was based on conservative policies and repression of nationalist and liberal ideas. [SP #4]

1817

1817

David Ricardo’s Principles on Political Economy, which concludes that land rent grows as population increases.

1819

1819

Peterloo Massacre, charged into a crowd o 60,000- 80,000, in Great Britain

1821

1821

Beginning of the Greek Revolts, a successful war of independence by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire.

1821

1821

Napoleon died because of stomach cancer.

1824

1824

Charles X becomes King of France.

1825

1825

The Decembrist Revolt, the Russian army officers led a group of 3000 soldiers, in Russia begins.

1829

1829

Stephenson’s Rocket- A combination of the most advanced steam engine technologies of the day which would connect Britain, increasing the concept of mass leisure [3.2]

1830

1830

July Revolution in France- The European powers were having an increasingly difficult time keeping the peace throughout the early 19th century with many revolts such as this occurring across the continent. [3.4]

1830

1830

Charles the 10th issues the July Ordinances, a series of decrees set forth.

1830

1830

Cholera, a bacterial disease spread in water, Outbreak in Europe.

1831

1831

Giuseppe Mazzini Founds Young Italy - Young Italy was formed to promote the creation of a unified Italian Republic which reflected the wave of nationalism and liberalism across Europe in the wake of the French Revolution. [3.3]

1832

1832

The Great Reform Act introduced wide ranging changes to the electoral system.

1833

1833

Slavery banned within the British Empire. The factory Act was introduced.

1837

1837

The beginning of the reign of Queen Victoria, had the additional title of the Empress of India.

1838

1838

The beginning of the Chartist Movement, a working class movement to gain political rights.

1840-1870

1840 - 1870

The First Industrial Revolution- A period of vast and unprecedented innovation in which the factory system became the main method of producing goods. [PP #3]

1842

1842

The British gain control over Hong Kong.

1846

1846

The repeal of the corn laws and the spread of the Irish Potato Famine.

1847

1847

Ten Hours Act ensured that women and children worked up to 10 hours a day in factories

1848

1848

The communist manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

1848

1848

Revolutions break out in France and spread to other parts of Europe (ex Austrian Empire).

1850

1850

The output of the cotton fibers increased to more than 2 billion yards.