Historic Worldly Events

Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans first domesticate animals

10,000 BCE - 9,999 BCE

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8,000 bc - 7,999 bc

Wheel Invented

5,000 bc - 4,999 bc

First Civilizations

Civilization develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 bc - 3999 bc

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 bc

Invention of first writing system (Cuneiform-pictogram language)

3000 bc - 2999 bc

Egyptian government ruled by Pharaoh

2700 bc

First set of written laws (Code of Hammurabi)

1792 bc

World Religions

World Religions describes how diverse religion is around the world. It also describes how religions begin.

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 bc - 1799 bc

Hinduism founded in India (Bhagavad Gita written)

1700 bc

Temple Mount built (modern site of Wailing Wall)

957 bc - 955 bc

Sidhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 bc

Jesus Born

4 bc - 30 ce

Jesus crucified on the cross

30 ce

Establishment of Christianity

40 ce

Muhammad (founder of Islam) born in Mecca

570 ce - 632 ce

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock site

632 ce

Greece/Rome

This layer will describe events that happened in ancient Greece and ancient Rome.

Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 bc

Homer write Iliad and the Odyssey

890 bc

City states of Athens and Sparta develop

800 bc

Ancient Rome founded by Romulus and Remus

753 bc

Rome develops Republic system of government with checks and balances

509 bc - 44 bc

Democracy invented in Athens

508 bc

Socrates born; invents Socratic Method

469 bc - 399 bc

Now, Socrates, didn't invent the Socratic Method until he was an adult. The Socratic Method was and is used in colleges that study law and it pushes the students to ask tough question when they get a job in the law industry.

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 bc

Aristotle born; studies with Plato

384 bc

Augustus is first Emperor of the Roman Empire; Pax Romana

44 bc - 410 ce

Pax Romana stands for roman peace as there was peace within Rome. It became Pax Romana after the fall of the Roman Republic.

Julius Caesar is murdered- Roman Republic ends

44 bc

Roman Empire at its largest

117 ce

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 ce

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs takes control of Jerusalem

638

Feudal system develops in Europe

850

First Crusade

1099

Magna Carta limits the power of British monarch

1215

First Bubonic Plague outbreak

1347

Empires of Ghana and Mali

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

830 - 1235

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force

1235

Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 - 1337

Mansa Musa takes Hajj to Mecca

1324

Complex societies exist in Ghana

1500

Kingdom of Maki becomes weakened

1599

Renaissance

The Renaissance was the rebirth of the arts and literature. A time when the printing press had just been invented.

Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy

1310

Donatello sculpts David

1430 - 1440

Printing Press invented by Guttenberg. Renaissance begins

1439

Drawing technique of perspective invented

1470

Leonardo DaVinci dissects cadavers to gain better understanding of human body

1489 - 1519

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501

Leonardo Davinci paints Mona Lisa

1503

Raphael paints School of Athens

1510 - 1511

Shakespeare born; writes the play Macbeth in England

1564

Just like Socrates and the Socratic Method, Shakespeare didn't write Macbeth when he was born.

Cervantes writes the first novel Don Quixote in Spain

1606

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

1610

William Harvey discovers the heart pumps blood around the body

1628

Isaac Newton discovers gravity

1687

Reformation

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

1517

In doing so, the Protestant Reformation began. (No room for rest)

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

1531

John Calvin founds Calvinist Church based on idea of Predestination

1536

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 - 1563

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize (corn)

2500 bc

Invention of the Astrolabe makes sea travel easier

1050

Aztecs invent chocolate

1200

Aztec city of Tenochtitlan founded

1325

Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Empire

1453

With this, the land route to China from Europe is blocked. (No room)

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

1453

Christopher Columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 - 1493

His intended journey was to India but somehow he was off course. With this, he docks at the Americas, ran into the Native Americans and thought they were the Indians.

Columbus returns to Island of Espanola with 17 ships and 1000 soldiers

1493

All of them were in search of the 3 Gs; System of ecomienda begins (No room)

Indigenous people in the Americas killed with smallpox blankets

1507

Spanish try to convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 - 1521

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 - 1521

Triangle Trade

This category talks about the Triangle Trade and how we got our resources. It also explains where they came from.

Atlantic slave trade (Triangle Trade) begins

1600 - 1807

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807

13th Amendment passed - slavery outlawed in US

1865

Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment talks about how we got our natural rights and describes what they are. It also talks about why we need government.

Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1804

The Age of Enlightenment was when two men named John Locke and Thomas Hobbes made laws about humans natural behavior when there was no government. One said humans were born cruel and another said humans were born good.

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon about how people need government

1651

His reason to write this is because he said people need government to control their "nasty, brutish" natures. (No room)

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government

1689

This Treatise was about how humans are naturally good and are born with natural rights. (No room)

Montesquieu write Spirit of the Laws advocating separation of powers

1748

Rousseau writes treatise on Social Contract

1762

Voltaire invents the idea of civil liberties

1763

French and American Revolutions

This category will talk about the French Revolution and the American Revolution. It will also talk about how America became free from Britain.

British Parliament passes the Stamp Act

1765

British government passes Tea Act

1773

Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 - 1789

War breaks out between British and the American colonists

1775

Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson

1776

American Revolutionary War ends

1783

US Constitution written

1787

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

1789

French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General

1789

Storming of the Bastille

1789

Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution

1789

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the Grench Revolution

1790

King Louis XVI executed and France declares itself a Republic

1792

Robespierre leads Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

Napoleon comes to power and restores peace; writes Napoleonic Code

1804

Industrial Revolution

From the beginning of the eighteenth century to the high water mark of the Victorian era, the world was transformed by a technological revolution the like of which had never been seen before. Inventors, businessmen, scientists, explorers all had their part to play in the story of the Industrial Revolution.

Seed Drill invented

1701

The seed drill, which a man named Jethro Tull invented in 1701, allowed the farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths. When his invention was used, a larger share of the seed germinated. As a result, crop yields increased even more.The seed drill, which he invented in 1701, allowed the farmers to sow seeds in well-spaced rows at specific depths. When his invention was used, a larger share of the seed germinated. As a result, crop yields increased even more.

Industrial Revolution begins

1750 - 1914

The Industrial Revolution was a 'Revolution' that began in Britain which saw a move from people mainly working on the land to people mainly working in manufacturing. Many people moved to cities in search of jobs. New methods of manufacturing meant things could be produced far cheaper and quicker than before.

Enclosure Acts

1750 - 1860

The Enclosure Act occured in Great Britain in the 18th century. It caused all the skinny plots of land to be joined together since a lot of wealthy men owned over 3/4 of the land the vote was won by only a couple of wealthy people instead of the many peasants against the vote. The land was joined and then people were given their share of land based on the amount of land that they owned before the act. They were also given a small parcel of land to help them but often the land was usless. The land owners had to fence their land in order to live on it. Most could'nt afford this so they had to sell and move into urban areas. This gave "muscle to start the industrial revolution.

Factory system begins

1750

factory system, system of manufacturing that began in the 18th century and is based on the concentration of industry into specialized—and often large—establishments. The system arose in the course of the Industrial Revolution.

Industrial Revolution ends

1750 - 1914

Steam engine invented by Watt

1763

James Watt invented the steam engine after watching a kettle boiling on the kitchen stove and noticing that the steam pressure was sufficient to lift the kettle lid. By noticing that, he had an idea to invent the steam engine

Factory Acts passed in England limiting work of women and children

1830

It was limited to 12 hours/day. (Characters exceeded)

Strong, flexible steel developed

1856

Modern Connections

This category explains what happened from the late 1800s up to the new millenium and talks about some of the most historic events.

European Imperialism in Africa begins

1880

Scopes Trial-John Scopes convicted of violating Butler Act

1925

He violated the Butler Act by teaching evolution in a public school. (No room)

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium imperialist control

1932

Israel founded

1948

Israel was founded by Mohammed. Mecca was where he was born, medina is where he was buried, and Jerusalem was where he ascended into heaven.

UN Genocide Convention in the aftermath of the Holocaust

1948

First Israel/Palestinian conflict.

1948

Soviet Union lauches first satellite (Sputnick) into space

1957

Space Race begins

1957

President Eisenhower makes Sputnik speech warning of the dangers

1957

The dangers were about the military industrial complex. (No room)

Butler Act overturned

1967

US lands first man on the moon

1969

Globalization

1970 - Present

Nixon Watergate scandal breaks out

1972

Nixon is forced to resign

1974

Romeo Dallaire goes to Rwanda to try to stop the Genocide and failed

1994

Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends

1994

Hutu Power begins genocide of the Tutsis

1994

President Clinton hosts Camp David Peace Talks

2000

This was between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. (No more room)

Rover lands on Mars

2004