World History Timeline Review Activity

Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans first domesticate animals

10000 BCE - 9999 BCE

Neolithic Revolution begins: Humans first invent agriculture

8000 BCE - 7999 BCE

Wheel invented

5000 BCE - 4999 BCE

First Civilizations

Civilizations develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 BCE - 3999 BCE

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 BCE - 3599 BCE

Invention of first writing system ( Cuneiform- Pictogram language)

3000 BCE - 2999 BCE

This is important because it was the first writing system and it impacts the world by influencing other writing systems to develop.

Egyptian government ruled by Pharaoh

2700 BCE - 2699 BCE

First set of written laws ( Code of Hammurabi)

1792 BCE - 1791 BCE

This important because this was the first written set of laws and it impacted the world by influencing other written set of laws.

World Religions

Abraham founds Judasim

1800 BCE - 1799 BCE

Hinduism founded in India ( Bhagavad Gita written)

1700 BCE - 1699 BCE

Temple Mount built ( modern site of the Western Wall )

957 BCE - 956 BCE

Sidhartha Guatama founded Buddhism

563 BCE - 562 BCE

Jesus was born

4 BCE - 3 BCE

Jesus crucified on the cross

30 CE - 31 CE

Establishment of Christianity

40 CE - 41 CE

Muhammad ( founder of Islam) born in Mecca

570 CE - 571 CE

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 CE - 633 CE

Greece/ Rome

Civilizations develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE - 1599 BCE

Homer write Iliad and the Odyssey

890 BCE - 889 BCE

City states Athens and Sparta develop

800 BCE - 799 BCE

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE - 752 BCE

Rome develops Republic system of government with checks and balances

509 BCE - 508 BCE

This is important because it was the first republic government. It impacted the world because the US uses its government system.

Julius Caesar is murdered- Roman Republic ends

509 BCE - 508 BCE

Democracy invented in Athens

508 BCE - 507 BCE

This is important because its the first democracy government. It impacted the world by influencing other nations use their from of government.

Socrates born; invents Socratic Method

469 BCE - 468 BCE

This is important because this is the beginning for Socrates. This impacted the world by recognizing Philosophers.

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE - 389 BCE

Aristotle born; studies with Plato

384 BCE - 383 BCE

Julius Caesar is murdered- Roman Republic ends

44 BCE - 43 BCE

Augustus is first Emperor of the Roman Empire; Pax Romana

44 BCE - 43 BCE

Roman Empire at its largest

117 CE - 118 CE

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 CE - 411 CE

This is important because this is the end of the roman empire. It impacted the world by decreasing trade.

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs take control of Jerusalem

638 - 639

Feudal system develops in Europe

850 CE - 851 CE

This is important because this is the government system right after the Roman empire. It impacted the world by taking control over nations.

First Crusade

1099 - 1100

Magna Carta limits power of British monarch

1215 - 1216

This is important because this is the first time this has ever happened. It impacted the world because other countries started to do the same

First Bubonic Plague outbreak

1347 - 1348

Empires of Ghana and Mali

Complex societies exist in Ghana

1500 BCE - 1499 BCE

Kingdom of ghana in Northwest Africa

830 CE - 1235 CE

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force

1235 - 1236

Mansa Musa takes Hajj to Mecca

1324 - 1325

Kingdom of Mali becomes weakened

1599 - 1600

Renaissance

Dante writes Divine Comedy in italy

1310 - 1311

Donatello sculpts David

1430 - 1440

Printing Press invented by Guttenberg. Renaissance begins

1439 - 1440

This is important because it was a faster and cheaper way of making books. It impacted the world by spreading culture.

Drawing technique of prospective invented

1470 - 1471

Leonardo DaVinci dissects cadavers to gain better understanding of human body

1489 - 1519

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501 - 1502

Leonardo Davinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 - 1504

This is important because The Mona Lisa was one of the first Renaissance paintings. It impacted the world by influencing other painters to paint like this

Raphael paint School of Athens

1510 - 1511

Shakespeare born; writes the macbeth in England

1564 - 1565

This is important because Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers. It impacted the world by influencing other writers to write like him

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

1610 - 1611

William Harvey discovers the heart pumps blood around the body

1628 - 1629

Isaac Newton discovers gravity

1687 - 1688

This is important because this is one of the most important things in science. It impacted the world by teaching them about gravity.

Reformation

Marin luther nails 95 Theses on the Guttenberg Church in Germany

1517 - 1518

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

1531 - 1532

John Calvin founds Calvinist Church based on idea of Predestination

1536 - 1537

Catholic Church holds Council of Church and Counterreformation begins

1545 - 1563

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize

2500 BCE - 2499 BCE

Invention of the Astrolabe makes sea travel easier

1050 AD - 1051 AD

Aztecs invent chocolate

1325 - 1326

Aztec city of Tenochtitlan founded

1325 - 1326

Constantinople falls and route to China from Europe is blocked

1453 - 1454

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

1453 - 1454

Christopher Columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 - 1493

Columbus returns to the island of Espanola with 17 ships and 1000 soldiers

1493 - 1494

Indigenous people in the Americas killed with samllpoxs

1507 - 1508

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 - 1521

Spanish try to convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 - 1521

Triangle Trade

Atlantic slave trade begins

1600 - 1601

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807 - 1808

13th amendment passed- slavery outlawed in the US

1865 - 1866

This is important because it stops slavery. It impacted the world by influencing other nations to end slavery.

Enlightenment

Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1804

This is important because this is a major change in the world. This impacted the world by influencing other nations to overthrow their government and have natural rights

Thomas Hobbes wrote Leviathon on how people need gov to control their nature

1651 - 1652

Locke wrote 2nd Treatise on Government on humans are good an born with rights

1689 - 1690

This is important because it is an enlightenment book. This impacted the world by spreading his belifs

Montesquieu write Spirit of the Laws advocating separation of powers

1748 - 1749

Rousseau writes treatise on Social Contract

1762 - 1763

Voltaire invents the idea of civil liberties

1763 - 1764

French and American Revolutions

British Parliament passes the Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

British government passes Tea Act

1773 - 1774

Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 - 1789

War breaks out between British and the American colonists

1775 - 1776

Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson

1776 - 1777

This is important because it separated America and Britain. It impacted the world by influencing other nation to overthrow their governments if they are not being treated fairly

American Revolutionary War ends

1783 - 1784

Us Constitution written

1787 - 1788

Storming of the Bastille

1789 - 1790

French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General

1789 - 1790

Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution

1789 - 1790

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

1789 - 1790

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the French Revolution

1790 - 1791

King Louis executed and France declares itself a Republic

1792 - 1793

Robespierre leads Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

Napoleon comes to power and restores peace: writes Napoleonic Code

1804 - 1805

Industrial Revolution

Seed Drill invented

1701 - 1702

Enclosure Acts

1750 - 1860

Industrial Revolution begins

1750 - 1751

Factory System begins

1750 - 1751

This is important because this is how factories came into place. This impacted the world by making other countries use the factory system.

Steam engine invented by Watt

1763 - 1764

Factory Acts passed in England limting work of women and children

1830 - 1831

Strong, flexible steel developed

1856 - 1857

Industrial Revolution ends

1914 - 1915

Modern Connections

European Imperialism in Africa begins

1880 - 1881

Scopes TrialJohn Scopes convicted of violating Butler Act by teaching evolution

1925 - 1926

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium imperialist control

1932 - 1933

First Israel/ Palestinian conflict

1948 - 1949

Israel founded

1948 - 1949

UN Genocide Convention in the aftermath of the Holocaust

1948 - 1949

Eisenhower makes Sputnik speech waring out of danger of a milltary complex

1957 - 1958

Soviet Union launches first satellite (Sputnik) into Space

1957 - 1958

This is important because this was the start of the space race. It impacted the world by making other Nations join the space race.

Butler Act overturned

1967 - 1968

US lands first man on the moon

1969 - 1970

Globalization

1970 - 2012

Nixon Watergate scandal breaks out

1972 - 1973

Nixon is forced to resign

1974 - 1975

Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends

1994 - 1995

Hutu Power begins genocide of the Tutsis

1994 - 1995

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

1994 - 1995

President Clinton hosts Camp David Peace Talks between Israeli an Palestine

2000 - 2001

Rover lands on the Mars

2004 - 2005

This is important because this ended the space race. It impacted other countries to go to mars.