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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
The Creation of the UN
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.
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.