World History Timeline #2: 1700-1900

Events

7 Years War

1756 - 1763

The 7 Years War was a monumental war which was a global war between all of the European super powers. The war was spread out over Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India, and the Philippines.

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1840

The industrial Revolution was a major turning point in history. This change went from hands on work to work being done faster and quicker by machines. New chemical manufacturing, Iron production processes, the increasing use of steam power were main effects. While the development of trade and the rise of business were major causes of the Industrial Revolution.

American Revolution

1765 - 1783

It was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, which declared independence as the United States of America

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

A social and economic revolt against the French monarchy and the acts of inequality towards the 3rd Estate. It was also partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire

Napoleon's Rule as Emperor

1804 - 1814

Napoléon was a French statesman and military leader who really gained importance during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns.

Communist Manifesto

1848

The Communist Manifesto is political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. This book is filled with their theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles". It also talks about the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism.

Crimean war

1853 - 1856

The Crimean War was when the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain and Sardinia. The rights of Christian minorities in the Holy Land, which was a part of the Ottoman Empire was what was being fought for. The French promoted the rights of Roman Catholics, while Russia promoted those of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Abolishment of slavery in America

1865

Passed January 31st and rattified on December 6th 1865 the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States."

First Republic of Spain Declared

1873

The First Republic of Spain was the short-lived political regime that existed in Spain between the parliamentary proclamation on 11 February 1873 and 29 December 1874.

Thomas Edison invents the first phonograph

1877

The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. While other inventors had produced devices that could record sounds, Edison's phonograph was the first to be able to reproduce the recorded sound.