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Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans First Domesticate Animals

10000 BCE - 9999 BCE

This was important because it lowered the work load on humans. This impacted world history because we still use animals for work today.

Neolithic Revolution Begins; Humans First Event Agriculture

8000 BCE - 7999 BCE

This was important because the Neolithic Revolution changed the way humans lived and agriculture is needed to have food. This impacted the world by humans not having to be nomadic anymore.

Wheel Invented

5000 BCE - 4999 BCE

This is important because it was a revolutionary invention. It impacted world history because we use better versions of that invention today.

First Civilizations

Civilization Develops in Ancient Mesopotamia

4000 BCE - 3999 BCE

This is important because the Mesopotamians were a very advanced culture. It impacted world history by providing many technological advancements.

Mummification Begins In Egypt

3600 BCE - 3599 BCE

This is important because Egyptians had to preserve their dead for the afterlife. This impacted world history by providing a glimpse at what ancient civilizations in Egypt did.

Invention of the First Writing System (Cuneiform- Pictogram Languages)

3000 BCE - 2999 BCE

This is important because this was the first language. This impacted world history by providing a newer form of communication.

World Religions

Abraham Founded Judaism

1800 BCE - 1799 BCE

This is important because a new religion was born. It impacted history by inventing a new religion that people still worship today.

Hinduism Founded in India (Bhagavad Gita Written)

1700 BCE - 1699 BCE

This is important because a new religion was born. It impacted history by providing a new religion for people to worship.

Temple Mount Built (Modern Wailing Wall)

957 BCE - 956 BCE

This is important because this is where Muslims go to pray. It impacted world history because this was a place that Muslims could pray at.

Sidhartha Guatama Finds Buddhism

563 BCE - 562 BCE

This is important to history because Sidhartha found a new religion based on peace. It impacted history by providing a new religion to worship.

Jesus Born

4 BCE - 3 BCE

It beginning of new religion. It impacted history by having a start to a new religion.

Jesus Crucified on the Cross

30 CE - 31 CE

This is important to history because this impacted Christianity.

Establishment of Christianity

40 CE - 41 CE

This was important to history because a new religion had been established. It impacted history today because Christianity is one of the most popular religions in the world.

Muhammad Born in Mecca

570 CE - 571 CE

This was important to history because Muhammad was the founder of Islam. It impacted history because Muslims take a hajj to his birthplace.

Muhammed Dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock Site

632 CE - 633 CE

This was important to history because this is a site that many Muslims go to. It impacted history because people still go to the place in which he died.

Greece/Rome

Civilization Develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE - 1599 BCE

This is important to history because many other historical events happened because of this civilization. It impacted history with their polis.

City-states of Athens and Sparta Develop

800 BCE - 799 BCE

This was important to history because the ideas that people came up with during this time inspired others. It impacted history with their involvement with the arts.

Ancient Rome Founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE - 752 BCE

This was important to history because Rome was one of the most influential civilizations.It impacted history because we still use ideas that Ancient Rome uses.

Rome Develops Republic System of Government With Checks and Balances

509 BCE - 508 BCE

This was important to history because this helped the government of Rome to better itself. It impacted history because we use the same system in the United States today.

Democracy Invented in Athens

508 BCE - 507 BCE

This is important to history because Democracy was a way that everyone could have a say in their government. It impacted history because the Untied States and many other use the same government system.

Socrates Born; Invents Socratic Method

469 BCE - 468 BCE

This was important to history because he wanted people to use the Socratic Method, which means to learn through questioning. It impacted history by passing his ideas down to his students.

Trial of Socrates; Socrates Dies

399 BCE - 398 BCE

This is important to history because it shows how sometimes people die for what they believe in.

Julius Caesar is Murdered - Roman Republic Ends

44 BCE - 43 BCE

This was important to history because even though Julius acted as a absolute monarch, he still brought many positive changes to Rome. This impacted history by being the start of the Roman Empires.

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 CE - 411 CE

This was important to history because a unique and influential civilization had come to an end. This impacted history by being the beginning of a new civilization.

Europe in the Middle Ages

Feudal System Develops in Europe

850 CE - 851 CE

This was important to history because it was the first social structure based on loyalty.

First Crusade

1099 CE - 1100 CE

This was important to history because this was when the first crusade happened. This impacted history by the Pope to allow indulgences.

Magna Carta Limits the Power of the British Monarch

1215 CE - 1216 CE

This was important to history because this was the first time the power of a Monarch was limited. It impacted history because things in the Magna Carta are still used in America today.

First Bubonic Plague Outbreak

1347 CE - 1348 CE

This was important to history because it killed over half the population. It impacted history because it caused the end of the feudal system.

Empires of Ghana and Mali

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

830 CE - 1235 CE

This was important to history because the kingdom of Ghana was rich in salt and gold.

Berber Empire Takes Over Ghana by Military Force

1235 CE - 1236 CE

This is important to history because the Empire of Ghana came to an end.

Mansa Musa Rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 CE - 1337 CE

This is important to history because this civilization expanded the influence of Ghana to the east,south,and west of the original Ghana king down to control more gold and slat depositis.

Mansa Musa Takes Hajj to Mecca

1324 CE - 1325 CE

This was important to history because he built an Islamic University. This was impacted history by giving information about a religion to those who are uninformed.

Renaissance

Dante writes the Divine Comedy in Italy

1310 CE - 1311 CE

This was important to history because this was the first significant work published in Italian vernacular.

Printing Press Ivented by Guttenberg; Renasissance Begins

1439 CE - 1440 CE

This was important because the printing press made books more available, the spread of knowledge became easier, and slowly more people became more literate. It impacted history by opening a new door for literature.

Leonardo DaVinci Dissects Cadavers

1489 CE - 1519 CE

This was important to history because now people could understand the human body, and they could create new medical inventions. This impacted history by providing new evidence to expand the medical world.

Shakespeare born: Writes Macbeth in England

1564 CE - 1565 CE

This was important to history because Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest writer in the english language. This impacted history because his plays are still acted out today all over the world.

Cervantes Writes Don Quixote in Spain

1605 CE - 1615 CE

This was important to history because it was the first modern novel. It impacted history by paving the way for more novels.

Galileo provides Evidnece for Heliocentrcity

1610 CE - 1611 CE

William Harvey Discovers the Heart Pumps Blood Around the Body

1628 CE - 1629 CE

Isaac Newton Discovers Gravity

1687 CE - 1688 CE

Reformation

Protestant Reformation Begins

1517 CE - 1518 CE

Martin Luther Nails 95 Theses to Door of Guttenberg Church in Germany

1517 CE - 1518 CE

King Henry VII Is Excommnicated and Finds the Anglican Church in England

1531 CE - 1532 CE

John Calvin Finds Calvinist Church Based Idea of Predestination

1536 CE - 1537 CE

Catholic Church Holds Council of Trentand Counter Reformation Begins

1545 CE - 1563 CE

Age of Exploration

Aztecs Domesticate Maize

2500 BCE - 2499 BCE

Invention of the Astrolabe Makes Sea Travel Easier

1050 AD - 1051 AD

Constantinople Falls to the Ottoman Empire

1453 CE - 1454 CE

Land Route to China from Europe is Blocked; Age of Exploration Begins

1453 CE - 1454 CE

Christopher Columbus Travels to the Americas

1492 CE - 1493 CE

Indigenous People in the Americas are Killed with Smallpox Blankets

1507 CE - 1508 CE

Spanish Try to Convert Aztecs and Decimate the Aztec Population

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Triangle Trade

Atlantic Slave Trade Begins

1600 CE - 1807 CE

Atlantic Slave Trade Ends

1807 CE - 1808 CE

13th Amendment Passed- Slavery Outlawed in the US

1865 CE - 1866 CE

Enlightenment

Age of Enlightenment

1650 CE - 1804 CE

John Locke Published 2nd Treatise on Government

1689 CE - 1690 CE

Montesquieu Writes Spirit of the Laws Advocating Speration of Powers

1748 CE - 1749 CE

Rousseau Writes Treatise on Social Contract

1762 CE - 1763 CE

Voltaire Invents the Idea of Civil Liberties

1763 CE - 1764 CE

French and Amercian Revolutions

British Government Pass the Tea Act

1765 CE - 1766 CE

British Parliament Pass the Stamp Act

1773 CE - 1774 CE

Louis XVI Rules as Absolute Monarch of France

1774 CE - 1789 CE

War Breaks Out Between British and the American Colonists

1775 CE - 1776 CE

Declaration of Independence Written by Thomas Jefferson

1776 CE - 1777 CE

American Revolutionary War Ends

1783 CE - 1784 CE

US Constitution Written

1787 CE - 1788 CE

Bill of Rights Added to the Constitution

1789 CE - 1790 CE

French Revolution Begins With Meeting of the Estates General

1789 CE - 1790 CE

Storming of th Bastille

1789 CE - 1790 CE

Declaration of Rights of Man and the Citizen

1789 CE - 1790 CE

King Louis XVI Executed and France Declares Itself a Republic

1792 CE - 1793 CE

Robespierre Leads Reign of Terror

1793 CE - 1794 CE

Napoleon Comes to Power and Restores Peace; Writes Napoleonic Code

1804 CE - 1805 CE

Industrial Revolution

Seed Drill Invented

1701 CE - 1702 CE

Industrial Revolution Begins

1750 CE - 1914 CE

Enclosure Acts

1750 CE - 1860 CE

Factory System Begins

1750 CE - 1751 CE

Steam Engine Invented by Watt

1763 CE - 1764 CE

Factory Acts Passed in England Limiting Work of Women and Children

1830 CE - 1831 CE

Strong,Flexible Steel Developed

1856 CE - 1857 CE

Industrial Revolution Ends

1914 CE - 1915 CE

Modern Connections

First Israel/Palestinian Conflict

1948 CE - 1949 CE

Space Race Begins/ Soviet Union Launches First Satellite into Space

1957 CE - 1958 CE

US Lands First Man on the Moon

1969 CE - 1970 CE

Globalization

1970 CE - Present

Nixon Watergate Scandle Breaks Out

1972 CE - 1973 CE

Nixon is Forced to Resign

1974 CE - 1975 CE

Hutu Power Begins Genocide of the Tutsis

1994 CE - 1995 CE

Romeo Dallaire Tries to Stop Genocide

1994 CE - 1995 CE

Paul Kagame Rises to Power and Genocide in Rwwanda Ends

1994 CE - 1995 CE

Rover Lands on Mars

2004 CE - 2005 CE