1750-1900 Changes and Continuities


Industrial Revelution

1750 - 1850

Marked a major change in supply and demand, as well as with consumers and producers.

American Revolution

1775 - 1783

The American war for independence.

Declaration of Independence


This is when the United States formally split themselves from England.

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Much like the American Revolution, the French Revolution started by the lower class protesting the king for food and better conditions.

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

Another revolution which was inspired by the American Revolution.

Napoleon's empire

1799 - 1815

Napoleonic War

1803 - 1815

This is when many of the European powers pushed out Nepolean

Muhammad Ali

1805 - 1848

Was a ruler in Egypt who was a former commander in the Ottoman army.

British take Cape town


British abolish slave trade


This marked the end of the trans atlantic slave trade.

Mexican War for Independence


Mexican War for Independence against Spain.

Ottoman Empire Decline

1828 - 1906

End of Sati


Temporary end to the Indian ritual of having the wife fling herself onto the burning corpse of her dead husband.

Opium Wars

1839 - 1860

Was a series of wars between Britain and China because China was banning opium which was a major trade factor for the British with China.

Tanzimat Reforms

1839 - 1876

Was the reorganization of the Ottoman empire.

Sepoy Rebellion

1857 - 1858

I rebellion against the East India Trading Company, it was unsuccessful.

British Rule in India

1858 - 1947

Slavery Abolished in America


After the American civil war which was won by the Union army.

Tokugawa Shogunate no longer in power


Suez Canal Opens


Better for trade.

Promulgation of the Ottoman Constitution


A constitution for the reorganization of the Ottoman empire.

Berlin Conference

1884 - 1885

This was a conference to determine how the Europeans could colonize Africa 'fairly'. The Africans where not invited to the conference.

Indian National Congress Founded


Was India's party that fought for independence from Britain.

Congo anexation


The Congo was annexed by Belgium's King Leopold II in order to make a 'free trade' colony, but turned into a labor camp.

Discovery of Gold in Africa


This led prompted the European colonies to go in and extract the precious metals and this led to forced labor of African citizens.

Sino-Japanese War

1894 - 1895

This was between Russian and Japanese. The Japanese won the war and it put them up as one of the world powers.

U.S. ownership of Philipines


This gave the U.S. a foothold across the world for trade with East Asia.

Boer War

1899 - 1902

A war between the BRitish and the descendants of the original Dutch settlers over the land.

Japan becomes word power


This puts Japan up on the level of the other world powers.

Young Turk Era

1908 - 1918


Major Economic Powers

1750 - 1900

Influenced many other economies with the industrial revolution.


1750 - 1900

Is the major religion of the area at the time.

Not Industrialized

1750 - 1900

Was not as industrialized as other countries, mainly agriculture like cotton.

European Rule

1750 - 1900

British rule in this area was generally there all the time during this period.

Forced Labor

1750 - 1900

Africans, at this point, where still being used for forced labor in the area.


1750 - 1900

China mainly agricultural based

1750 - 1900

For a very long time China was not industrialized, which was why they where usually so easily defeated.

European Influance

1750 - 1900

European countries influenced the cultures, economies, and governments of the Americas.


1750 - 1900

The European countries where all generally ruled by Monarchies.


1750 - 1900

During this period there was a large amount of continual fighting for independence and other things in the Americas.

Sunni vs. Shi'a

1750 - 1900

Two sides of Islam that are continually fighting.


1750 - 1900

Confucianism was still a major belief and political system in the area.