Napoleonic Code Established- First legal code intended to be used across Europe and it still influences nations’ legal systems around the world. [IS #2]
Abolition of the Holy Roman Empire, followed a military defeat under the rule of Napoleon.
British Parliament votes for the end of the slave trade
Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and starts in Moscow.
Napoleon forced to abdicate and the reign of Louie the 18th begins.
Battle of Waterloo marks the end of Napoleon’s 100 days.
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]
David Ricardo’s Principles on Political Economy, which concludes that land rent grows as population increases.
Peterloo Massacre, charged into a crowd o 60,000- 80,000, in Great Britain
Beginning of the Greek Revolts, a successful war of independence by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire.
Napoleon died because of stomach cancer.
Charles X becomes King of France.
The Decembrist Revolt, the Russian army officers led a group of 3000 soldiers, in Russia begins.
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]
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]
Charles the 10th issues the July Ordinances, a series of decrees set forth.
Cholera, a bacterial disease spread in water, Outbreak in Europe.
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]
The Great Reform Act introduced wide ranging changes to the electoral system.
Slavery banned within the British Empire. The factory Act was introduced.
The beginning of the reign of Queen Victoria, had the additional title of the Empress of India.
The beginning of the Chartist Movement, a working class movement to gain political rights.
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]
The British gain control over Hong Kong.
The repeal of the corn laws and the spread of the Irish Potato Famine.
Ten Hours Act ensured that women and children worked up to 10 hours a day in factories
The communist manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Revolutions break out in France and spread to other parts of Europe (ex Austrian Empire).
The output of the cotton fibers increased to more than 2 billion yards.