Period 5

Events

Cotton

1760

2.5 million pounds of raw cotton imported

The North American Revolution

1775 - 1787

The French Revolution

1789 - 1815

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

Latin America Revolutions

1810 - 1825

North and South America throw off the grip of European colonies

1830

Cali Gold Rush

1845

Crimean War

1853 - 1856

A major set back for the Russian emperor who gets pushed out of the Crimean as Europeans got involved

Russian- Japan war

1904 - 1905

Nicholas II enters the war with Japan, and a humiliating defeat exposes government weaknesses which leads to the boiling over of social discontent in Revolution of 1905

Technology

Cotton Gin

1793

Invented by Eli Whitney

Steam-powered locomotive

1804

Luddite

1811 - 1816

Protest against the machines-- movement dies put quick after 14 Luddites are hanged in 1813

Factory Discipline

1844

very strict: workday 6am- 7 pm; if late by 2 minutes then 1/2 hour pay, if late by more than 2 minutes then paid at partial shift

Britain and France lay foundations for modern for modern corporations

1850 - 1860

Assembly line created

1913

Invented by Henry Ford

France

Society in Saint Dominque

1790

Napoleon Bonaparte dictatorship

1799 - 1815

British, Austrian, and Russian force Napoleon to abdicate

1814

He's exiled to St. Helena, he dies 1821

Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty

1644 - 1912

Opium Wars

1839 - 1842

The Taiping Rebellion

1850 - 1864

Nan Rebellion

1851 - 1866

Muslim Rebellion

1855 - 1873

The self-strengthening movement

1860 - 1895

Tungan Rebellion

1862 - 1878

Hundred Days Reform

1898

Ottoman Empire

Sultan Selim III

1789 - 1807

He reformed taxation, increased agricultural output and tried to reduce corruption. He also remodeled army on European lines, but the Janissaries revolt, kill new troops and then imprison the Sultan

Sultan Mahmud II

1808 - 1839

He attempts the same, has Janissaries murder for him. He also reforms schools, taxation, builds telegraph and the postal service.

Tanzimat Era

1840 - 1876

Pace of reform accelerated, drafted new law codes, undermined power of traditional religious elite, fierce opposition from religious conservatives and bureaucracy.

The Young Turk Era

1876

Ottoman Empire economy decline

1882

Ottomans unable to pay even interest loans, forced to accept foreign administration of debts

Japan

Tokgawo gov't attempts reforms

1841 - 1843

The Meiji Restoration

1868

Japan forces Korea to open 3 ports

1876

Japan and China sign agreement to not invade Korea

1885

Constitution Promulgated

1889

China breaks the agreement

1894

The first Jino Japanese War

1894 - 1895

Lasts only a few months, but Japan is able to gain a foothold in Manchuria