Before the Neolithic Revolution people were forced to move place to place to find food. Agriculture allowed for their to be permanent homes and job specialization
In Egypt they made pyramids to bury their pharaohs and their families in. They go through the process of mummification to prepare the body for their journey to the afterlife.
Since we now had a writing system, we could keep track of important events. Unlike languages today, instead of words they used pictures or symbols
The pharaoh was the head of the government and also believed to be a god. This made Ancient Egypt a theocracy. Theocracy was when government and religion was combined
Since civilizations were starting to become so complex, and we had a form of written language, we could now have a set of written laws. These laws helped to form laws we have today.
Athens and Sparta were divided by mountains. This led to them becoming independent, and to develop their own culture
Rome was a democratic republic. They had three branches of government (Senate, Consuls, and the Tribune). They also had checks on power and veto. The U.S. uses all of these aspects in our government today.
Socrates was a Greek philosopher who invented the Socratic Method. The Socratic Method was making people learn through questioning. Today this technique is taught to future lawyers in law school.
The Bubonic Plague led to the end of the feudal system, because it was less peasants to work so they could demand more pay. Most of the population was killed
The printing press made books cheaper and more available. People were starting to become more educated. The Renaissance the rebirth of Greek learning and art.
Perspective was invented, which made drawing seem more 3D and lifelike. People were starting to draw pictures that actually depicting the human body.
Leonardo Da Vinci studied cadavers, which are dead bodies, and he made it possible for people to know what our bodies look like. His research has helped us to know how the body works and has helped cure diseases
Isaac Newton discovered gravity one day while he was sitting under an apple tree. An apple fell and hit him on the head. He studied gravity and found the formula for it.
Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper that had 95 reasons why he did not agree with the Catholic Church. This lead to the Protestant Reformation.
King Henry wanted to divorce his wife, but this went against the ways of the Catholic church. He was banned so he went and started his own denomination.
The land route to China from Europe was blocked, so they had to find a way to China for trade. They also were curious about what the sea held, since nobody had traveled it before.
Christopher columbus was looking for a sea route to Asia, but landed on America instead. He thought he was in India, which is why he called the Native Americans Indians.
The Europeans gave the indigenous people smallpox through blankets. There was no cure for the disease so the Native American population died off quickly. This later led to the enslavement of African Americans
The Age of Enlightenment was a time in history when people decided that the government should be based on logic.
Thomas Hobbes believed that people were born "nasty, and brutish." He said they needed a government to control the terrible natures.
John Locke wrote this book to explain how humas are born naturally good, and they are born with natural rights. It tells what they should do if the government is not protecting those rights.
The US Constitution is a document that limits government power. It was based on the principles of Enlightenment thinkers.
The 3rd estate was not happy about the way they were treated in society so they snuck into the castle, and stole all of the weapons. They later attacked the royal castle.
It was the movement in which machines changed people's way of life as well as their method of manufacture
He taught evolution in public school
The Space Race was started between the United States of America, and the Soviet Union (Russia). They wanted to win, because they wanted bragging rights, prestige, power, and their curiosity.
He warns of the dangers of the military industrial complex.
He holds Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders