Ap World History Final Project


The Creation of the First Paleo/Neolithic societies

8000 BCE - 3000 BCE

During this time people were moving from the beginning stages of hunting and gathering to agriculture. This allowed for the creation of food surpluses and the advancements toward better civilizations.

The Creation of the First River Valley Civilizations

3000 BCE - 2000 BCE

These were the first major civilizations that developed along rivers. These were the first civilizations that had city states that were united under a single rule or culture.

Code of Hammurabi

1700 BCE

This was the first written law and that distinguished the severity of crimes and created a sense of justice. This is also the first step towards our laws now.

The First Civilizations in the Americas

1500 BCE - 200 BCE

These are the two early civilizations in the Americas, the Olmecs and the Chavin, that thrived with agriculture and developed new technologies to help them advance.

The Rule of Queen Hatshepsut

1478 BCE - 1457 BC

Queen Hatshepsut was the first known female ruler in history and her rule allowed women to rights over property. This was a time and place where women had a relatively high status.

Alexander the Great's Empire

400 BCE - 300 BCE

Alexander the Great, after Phillip III, expanded the empire to India, and Persia. Thsi Empire preserved Greek culture and and began Hellenism.

The Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - 209 BCE

This was the Dynasty that came after the Zhou Dynasty and was ruled by Shihuangdi. This Dynasty began the creation of a series of fortification walls that became the Great Wall of China.

Unification of Mongols by Genghis Khan

1200 CE

The Mongols were nomadic people who rode on horseback and conquered surrounding areas. Then Genghis Khan united Mongol tribes which led to the creation of the biggest empire the world had seen yet.

Spread of Black Death

1333 CE - 1349 CE

The Black Death was a disease that spread throughout Afro-Eurasia and killed a lot of the population. This was one of the most deadly diseases and it spread throughout trade routes where culture and ideas spread.

Columbian Exchange

1450 CE - 1750 CE

This was the exchange of ideas, culture, crops, disease, etc among the Old and New world. This introduced many population growing crops, the introduction of new animals, and the infusion of races.

Discovery of America

1492 CE

Christopher Columbus set out on a voyage to find a better route to India but instead found America. This discovery would lead to the exploitation of a whole new world and would draw other nations interest.

Martin Luther and his 95 Theses

1517 CE

After the Church began practices that corrupted the Church such as indulgences. Then Martin Luther posted a list of frustrations of the Catholic Church. This was the beginning of what would lead to the creation of different branches of Christianity and the Catholic Reformation.

Rise of Islam

1600 CE - 1700 CE

Islam was a faith that was began in the Middle East an the last prophet was Muhammad. This was the creation of a religion that embodied features and similarities of Christianity and Judaism.

Industrial Revolution

1800 CE - 1900 CE

This was the age that new technologies such as the Spinning Jenny and telephones. In this age the factory system began. The advancement of societies began under this age and other impacts such as major pollution and worldwide communication.

Abolition of Salve Trade in Europe

1807 CE - 1820 CE

After the Enlightenment, many European nations began to outlaw slavery. This was a major situation where an entire area had outlawed slavery.

The World Wars

1914 CE - 1945 CE

This was one of the first times where areas from across the world were engaged in war and this led to millions of deaths and the use of the first nuclear weapons.

The Great Depression

1929 CE

After the stock market crash there was a great famine and this also left other countries without US credit. This also left many Americans without jobs.

The Creation of the UN

1945 CE

The UN was created to replace the League of Nations and still exists today. It is comprised of many different nations to settle disputes and other issues between nations.

The Cold War

1945 CE - 1990 CE

It was an arms race between the US and the Soviet Union. These were the only two superpowers left.


2001 CE

This was a terrorist attack on US soil that was claimed by Al Queda. This was the first attack on America. This also arose many concerns and awareness towards terrorism.