World History Timeline

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Early Human and Neolithic Revolution

Humans first domesticate animals

10000 BCE

Domestication of animals were important because this provided a future food supply for early humans. This impacted impacted world history because this allowed civilizations to develop and settle.

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8000 BCE

The invention of agriculture is important because this also allowed a future a food supply for early humans. This impacted world history because without this invention we would still be hunter-gathers searching for our next meal right now!

Wheel invented

5000 BCE

The invention of the wheel is important because this allowed things to be traveled more quickly. Without the invention of the wheel we wouldn't have cars in modern day society.

First Civilizations

Civilization develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 BCE

They were important because this provided a freshwater, agriculture, and trade for the Mesopotamians. This impacted the world today by increasing our knowledge on trading and agriculture.

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 BCE

Mummification was important because it allowed the person to have his/her things in the afterlife and to also to show respect. This impacted the world by having the studies of Ancient Egyptians and lead clues on how they built the pyramids and etc.

Invention of first writing system (Cuneiform-pictogram language)

3000 BCE

The invention of the first writing language is important because this allowed messages to be made and also made communication easier. This impacted the world today because without this invention we wouldn't have internet, mail, and or libraries for education. This would also mean that the printing press would not be invented in the Renaissance to enhance the learning process.

Egyptian government ruled by Pharoah

2700 BCE

This is important because this allowed a sturdy government and faster decisions to be made. This is impacted world history by allowing government to evolve and learn from its mistakes.

First set of written law (Code of Hammurabi)

1792 BCE

World Religions

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 BCE

Temple Mount built (modern site of the Wailing Wall)

957 BCE

Jesus born

4 BCE

Jesus crucified on the cross

30 CE

Establishment of Christianity

40 CE

Sidhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 CE

Muhammad ( founder of Islam) born in Mecca

570 CE

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 CE

Hinduism founded in India (Bhagavad Gita written)

1700 CE

Greece/Rome

Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE

Homer write Iliad and the Odyssey

890 BCE

City states of Athens and Sparta develop

800 BCE

This is important because these city states soon developed democracy and powerful military soliders for protection/ invasions. This impacted world history today because of Athen's and their invention of democracy. This soon developed the government system that the US has today but in an improved way.

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE

Rome develops Republic system of government with checks and balances

509 BCE

Democracy invented in Athens

508 BCE

This is important because this allowed the people to be satisfied and to have less of a chance of a revolution. This is important because this gave the building blocks of the US today.

Socrates born; invents Socratic Method

469 BCE

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE

Aristotle born; studies with Plato

384 BCE

Augustus is first Emperor of the Roman Empire; Pax Romana

44 BCE

Julius Caesar is murdered- Roman Republic ends

44 BCE

Roman Empire at its largest

117 CE

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 CE

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs take control over Jerusalem

638 CE

This is impacted world history because if the Arabs didn't take Jerusalem their wouldn't be a fight over Jerusalem. This is important because this allowed the Arabs to express their religion in Jerusalem before the war Muslim and Israelite waged war.

Feudal system develops in Europe

850 CE

First Crusade

1099 CE

Magna Carta limits the power of British monarch

1215 CE

First Bubonic Plague outbreak

1347 CE

This is important because this killed 2/3 of Europe's population. This impacted world history because this caused the rebirth of Europe to have many advances like perspective and realistic human forms.

Empire of Ghana and Mali

Complex societies exist in Ghana

1500 BCE

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

800 CE - 1235 CE

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force

1235 CE

Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 CE - 1337 CE

Mansa Musa takes Haji to Mecca

1324 CE

This is important because when Mansa Musa went to Mecca (the birth place of Muhammad) this converted him to Islam. He was now a Muslim. This impacted world history by having the kingdom fall and having a new power in control.

Kingdom of Mali becomes weakened

1599 CE

Renaissance

Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy

1310 CE

Donatello sculpts David

1430 CE - 1440 CE

Printing Press invented by Guttenberg. Renaissance begins

1439 CE

Drawing technique of perspective invented

1470 CE

This is important because this allowed the 3d figures to be drawn on 2d surfaces. This impacted world history so that artist today can draw and have 3 dimensional figures of 2 dimensional surfaces.

Leonardo Da Vinci dissects cadavers to gain better understanding of human body

1489 CE - 1519 CE

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501 CE

Leonardo Da Vinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 CE

Raphael paints School of Athens

1510 CE - 1511 CE

Shakespeare born; writes the play Macbeth in England

1564 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

Isaac Newton discovers gravity

1687 CE

This is important because this lets people know that their bound to Earth by gravity. This impacted world history by letting the world know that you can't do certain crazy things on Earth like you could on the moon.

Reformation

Martin Luther nail 95 Theses to the door of the Guttenberg Church in Germany

1517 CE

This is important because this told the Catholic Churches what's wrong with their system of belief and caused the Protestant Reformation. This impacted world history because this wouldn't be all possible because of the Protestant Reformation.

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

1531 CE

John Calvin founds Calvinist Church based on idea of Predestination

1536 CE

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 CE - 1563 CE

This is important because this allowed for some of the members of the Catholic Church. This impacted world history because this allowed Catholic Christianity not be extinct.

Age of Exploration

Aztec domesticate maize (corn)

2500 BCE

Invention of the Astrolabe makes sea travel easier

1050 CE

Aztecs invent chocolate

1200 CE

Aztec city of Tenochtitlan founded

1325 CE

Age of Exploration starts begins the search of a sea route to China

1453 CE

THis is important because this allowed the so called discovery of America or the new world. This impacted world history because this soon led to the colonization of America.

Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire and land route to China from Europe

1453 CE

Christopher Columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 CE

Columbus returns to Island of Espanola in search of of the 3 g's

1493 CE

Indigenous people in the Americas killed with small pox blankets

1507 CE

Spanish try convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Triangle Trade

Atlantic slave trade ( Triangle Trade) begins

1600 CE

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807 CE

This is important because this stops the imports and exports of slaves. This impacted world history because this repositioned Africans all across the globe but mainly America.

13th Amendment passed- slavery outlawed in US

1865 CE

Enlightenment

Age of the Enlightenment

1650 CE - 1804 CE

This is important because this was a change in government, this means now that the government is based off logic and reasoning. This impacted world history because this changed government forever and the way it thinks.

Thomas Hobbes wites Leviathon about how people need government

1651 CE

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government about humans natural rights

1689 CE

Montesquieu write Spirit of the Laws advocating separation 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

British Parliament passes the Stamp Act

1765 CE

British government passes 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

This is important because this lets the British know that the Americans are not taking anymore crap. This was the stand up of Americans! No taxation without representation! This impacted world history revolutionizing against the British.

Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson

1776 CE

American Revolutionary War ends

1783 CE

This is important because this gave the US independence. This impacted world history today by having our own country is the United States of America. Isn't that crazy!

US Constitution written

1787 CE

Declaration of Rights of Man and the Citizen

1789 CE

French Revolution begins with meeting with the Estates General

1789 CE

Storming of Bastille

1789 CE

Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution

1789 CE

This is important because this gave citizens of America certain guaranteed rights. This impacted world history by giving Americans such rights after the American Revolution.

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the French Revolution

1790 CE

King Louis XVI executed and France declares itself a Republic

1792 CE

Rebespierre leads Regin 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

This is important because this allowed for farming to go by quicker. This eliminated hours of work by hand. This impacted world history today by increasing agriculture and by saving hours for daylight for more crops to be grown.

Factory system begins

1750 CE

Industrial Revolution ends

1750 CE

Enclosure Acts

1750 CE - 1860 CE

Steam Engine invented by Watt

1763 CE

This is important because this allowed travel to be easier across land and more packages to be delivered. This impacted world history by having trains today that ship thousands of units on train.

Factory Acts passed limiting work of women and childern to 12 hours/day

1830 CE

Strong, flexible steel developed

1856 CE

Industrial Revolution ends

1914 CE

Modern Connections

European Imperialism in Africa begins

1880 CE

John Scopes violating Butler Act

1925 CE

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium imperialist control

1932 CE

First Israel/ Palestinian conflict

1948 CE

UN Genocide Convention in the aftermath of the Holocaust

1948 CE

Israel founded

1948 CE

Space Race begins

1957 CE

President Eisenhower make Sputnik Speech

1957 CE

Soviet Union launches first satellite (Sputnik)

1957 CE

Butler Act overturned

1967 CE

US lands the first man on the moon

1969 CE

This is important because this answered the curiosity of scientist when they sent man into space. This impacted world history because this ended the Space Race against America and the Soviet Union and signaled that America won this race to space.

present: Globalization

1970 CE

This is important because this traded manufactured products threw out the world and labor as well. This impacted world history by increasing poorer countries economies and making quality prices cheaper in the US.

Nixon Watergate scandal breaks out

1972 CE

Nixon is forced to resign

1974 CE

Hutu power begins genocide of the Tutsis

1994 CE

Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends

1994 CE

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

1994 CE

President Clinton hosts Peace Talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders

2000 CE

Rover lands on Mars

2004 CE