World History Timeline Review.

Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans 1st domesticate animals.

10000 BCE

This Allowed For Farmers To Start Using Animals To Help Pick Food And They Could Choose The Desired Traits That They Wanted The Animals To Have .

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8000 BCE

Wheel Invented

5000 BCE

First CIvilizations.

Civilizaton develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigris and Euphrates

4000 BCE

This allowed for Ancient Mesopotamians to understand agriculture and fertile soil which lead to farmers in later time discovering an irrigation system.

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 BCE

Invention of FIRST writing system (Cuneiform-pictogram language)

3000 BCE

Egyptian Governement ruled by Pharoah

2700 BCE

First set of written laws (Code of Hummarabi)

1792 BCE

This helped the U.S write a set of laws and the Bill of Rights to have so the country of the United States would be structured.

World Religions.

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 BCE

Hinduism founded in India (Bhagavad Gita written)

1700 BCE

Temple Mount built (modern site of Wailing Wall)

957 BCE

Siddhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 BCE

JESUS was born


Jesus was crucified on the cross

30 CE

Establishment of Chrisitanity

40 CE

Christianity is important because most of the world has turned over to Christianity. A large percentage converted.

Muhammed (founder of Islam) born in Mecca

570 CE

Muhammed dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 CE


Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE

Homer writes the Illiad and the Odyssey

890 BCE

City-States of Athens and Sparta develop

800 BCE

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE

Rome develops Republic system of government with checks and balances

509 BCE

Rome develops Republic system of government with checks and balances

509 BCE

Democracy invented in Athens

508 BCE

Democracy is important to the development of the U.S. The Founding Fathers got the idea of a democracy from the Athens and added on to it.

Socrate born; invents Socratic Method

469 BCE

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE

Aristotle born; studies with Plato

384 BCE

Julius Caesar is murdered - Roman Republic ends

44 BCE

Augustus is 1st emperor of the Roman Empire - Pax Romana

44 BCE

Roman Empire at its LARGEST

117 CE

Fall of Roman Empire

410 CE

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs take control of Jerusalem

638 CE

Feudal System develops in Frane

850 CE

First Crusade

1099 CE

Magna Carta limits the power of British monarch

1215 CE

This is the first document that limited the power of a person in control. This helped the U.S develop the Constitution and checks and balances.

First Bubonic Plague outbreak


The Bubonic Plague made most of the Europe's population decline.

Empires of Ghana and Mali

Complex Societies exist in Ghana

1500 BCE

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

830 CE - 1235 CE

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force

1235 CE

Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 CE - 1337 CE

Kingdom of Mali becomes weakened

1599 CE


Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy

1310 CE

Dantello sculpts David

1430 - 1440

Prinitng Press invented by Guttenberg. Renaissance begins.


Drawing technique of perspective invented


Leonardo DaVinci dissects cadavers to gain better undersanding of human body

1489 CE - 1519 CE

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501 CE

Leonardo DaVinci paints Mona Lisa


Raphael paints School of Athens

1510 - 1511

Shakespeare is born

1564 CE

Shakespeare was a great man and a great poet. He is labeled as the best writer in the English language.

Cervantes writes the 1st novel Don Quixote in Spain

1605 CE - 1615 CE

Shakespeare's MacBeth was written in England

1606 CE

Galileo provides evidence for heliocentricity and is put on trial by the Church

1610 CE

William harvey discovers the heart pumps blood around the body

1628 CE

This helped make humans realize the anatomy of the body.

Isaac Newton discovers gravity

1687 CE

This helped humans understand gravity and how we came to be on Earth.


Martin Luther nails 95 Theses

1517 CE

This started the Protestant Reformation and made the Catholic Church split into Catholic and Protestant.

King Henry VIII is excommunicated and founds the Anglican Church in England

1531 CE

John Calvin founds the Calvinist Church

1536 CE

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 CE - 1563 CE

This made the sale of indulgences stop.

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize(corn)

2500 BCE

Maize or corn contributed and made farmers have something to eat.

Invention of the Astrolabe makes sea travel easier

1050 CE

Aztecs invent chocolate

1200 CE

Chocolate is delicious. This impacted the world because most of the world eats chocolate .

Aztec city of Tenochtitlan founded

1325 CE

Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire

1453 CE

Land route to China from Europe is blocked.

Age of Exploration begins in search of a sea route to China

1453 CE

Christopher Columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 CE

Columbus return to Island of Espanola

1493 CE

With 17 ships and 1000 soldiers in search of the 3Gs; System of ecomienda begins

Indigenous people in the Americas killed with smallpox blankets

1507 CE

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Spanish try to convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Triangle Trade.

Atlantic slave trade (Triangle Trade) begins

1600 CE

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807 CE

13th Amendment passed-slavery outlawed in US

1865 CE

Slavery ends in the U.S and Abraham Lincoln abolishes the act.


Age of Enlightenment

1650 CE - 1804 CE

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon

1651 CE

It was about how people need government to control their "nasty, brutish" natures

John Locke published 2nd Treatis on Government

1689 CE

It was about how humans are naturally good and are born with natural rights.

Montesquieu writes the Spirit of Laws advocating seperation of powers

1748 CE

Rousseau writes treatise on Social Contract

1762 CE

Voltaire invents the idea of civil liberties

1763 CE

French and American Revolutions

King Louis XVI executred and France decalres itself a Republic

1492 CE

British Parliament passes the Stamp Act

1765 CE

This started the American Revolution because the colonists believed in "No Taxation Without Representation".

British Government passes the Tea Act

1773 CE

Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 CE - 1789 CE

War breaks out between British and the American colonists

1775 CE

Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson

1776 CE

American Revolutionary War Ends

1783 CE

US Constitution written

1787 CE

French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General

1789 CE

Storming of Bastille

1789 CE

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the CItizen

1789 CE

Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution

1789 CE

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the French Revolution

1790 CE

Robespierre leads Reign of Terror

1793 CE - 1794 CE

Napoleon comes to power and restores peace; writes Napoleonic Code

1804 CE

Industrial Revolution

Seed Drill invented

1701 CE

Industrial Revolution begins

1750 CE

More things were able to be produced and more machines to do the work of a human.

Enclosure Acts

1750 CE - 1860 CE

Factory System begins

1750 CE

Steam Engine invented by Watt

1763 CE

Factory Acts passed in England

1830 CE

It limited work of women and children to 12 hours/day.

Strong, Flexible steel developed

1856 CE

This allowed for steel to be made cheaper so more things could be produced.

Industrial Revolution ends

1914 CE

Modern Connections

European Imperialism Africa begins

1880 CE

Scopes Trial

1925 CE

John Scopes convicted of violating Butler Act by teaching evolution in a public school.

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium imperialist control

1932 CE

This causes the division between the Tutsis and the Hutus and hatred starts. This will later cause a genocide.

Israel founded

1948 CE

UN Genocide Convention in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

1948 CE

First Israel/Palestinian conflict

1948 CE

President Eisenhower makes Sputnick Spech

1957 CE

The speech warned of the dangers of the military industrial complex

Soviet Union launches first satellite (Sputnick) into Space

1957 CE

Space Race begins

1957 CE

Butler Act overturned

1967 CE

US Lands first man on the moon

1969 CE

This causes the victory of the U.S.A over the Soviet Union in the Space Race. The Soviet Union sent a monkey into space, but the U.S.A Sent humans up.


1970 CE - Present

Watergate Scandal breaks out

1972 CE

Nixon forced to resign

1974 CE

Hutu Power begins genocide of the Tutsis

1994 CE

This caused for a huge decline in the population of Rwanda because half of the Tutsis and few Hutus were killed in the rage of the genocide.

Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends

1994 CE

Romeo Dallaire goes to Rwanda to try to stop the Genocide and is unsuccessful

1994 CE

President Clinton hosts Camp David Peace Talks

2000 CE

Rover lands on Mars

2004 CE

This is a huge deal to U.S. It was very important too them to win the space race against the Soviet Union.