A period where European nations became superpowers and Kings became Absolute Monarchs having total rule over their country.
1650 - 1800
A period of intellectual, cultural, and philosophical change; including ideas of logic, freedom, reason.
War of the Spanish Succession
1701 - 1714
Austria, Britain, Prussia, Netherlands vs. France, Spain, Bavaria over the succession to the Spanish throne and fear of a French-Spanish Union.
The Industrial Revolution
1750 - 1850
A period where social, cultural, and economic conditions were effected due to changes in technology, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and transportation.
Improved Steam Engine Patented
Engineer James Watt invented an improved steam engine which was used to apply power to all types of machines.
The French Revolution
1787 - 1799
A period where French citizens decided to overthrow the absolute monarchy government to gain freedom and equality.
Treatise on The Rights of Women is Published
Enlightenment Philosopher Condorcet believed that women have the same natural rights as men.
Storming of the Bastille
French Salesmen and Craftsmen attacked the Bastille prison which was a symbol of the King's power. The rescue team called by the King decided to fight with the revolutionaries. The fall of the Bastille was one of the first major events of The French Revolution.
The Haitian Revolution
1791 - 1804
Haiti was the first Latin American country to fight for and win its independence.
The Latin American Revolutions
1791 - 1826
A series of wars where the Latin American countries fought for their independence from the French. By 1826 all of the countries gained independence.