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

Civilization develops in Ancient Msopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates

4000 BCE - 3999 BCE

Mummification begins in Egypt

3690 BCE - 3689 BCE

Invention of first writing system (Cuneiform - pictogram language)

3000 BCE - 2999 BCE

Egyptian government ruled by Pharoh

2700 BCE - 2699 BCE

First set of written laws (Code of Hammurabi)

1793 BCE - 1792 BCE

World Religions

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 BCE - 1799 BCE

Hinduism founded in India (Bhagaved Gita written)

1700 BCE - 1699 BCE

Temple Mount built (modern site of the Wailing Wall

957 BCE - 956 BCE

Sidhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 BCE - 562 BCE

Jesus Born

4 BCE - 3 BCE

Jesus crucified on the cross

30 CE - 31 CE

Establishment of Chrisianty

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

Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE - 1599 BCE

Homer write Lliad and the Odyssey

890 BCE - 889 BCE

City states of 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

Democracy invented in Athens

508 BCE - 507 BCE

Socrates born; invents Socratic Method

469 BCE - 468 BCE

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE - 398 BCE

Aristole born; studies with Plato

384 BCE - 383 BCE

Augustus is first Emperor of the Roman Empire; Pax Romana

44 BCE - 43 BCE

Julius Caesar is murdered - Roman Republic ends

44 BCE - 43 BCE

Roman Empire at its largest

117 CE - 118 CE

Fall of the Roman Empire

410 CE - 411 CE

Europe in the Middle Ages

Arabs take control of Jerusalem

638 CE - 639 CE

Feudal system develops in Europe

850 CE - 851 CE

First Crusade

1099 CE - 1100 CE

Magna Carta limits the power of British monarch

1215 CE - 1216 CE

First Bubonic Plague outbreak

1347 CE - 1348 CE

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 CE - 1236 CE

Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 CE - 1337 CE

Mansa Musa takes Hajj to Mecca

1324 CE - 1325 CE

Kingdom of Mali becomes weakened

1599 CE - 1600 CE

Renaissance

Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy

1310 CE - 1311 CE

Donatello sculpts David

1430 CE - 1440 CE

Printing Press invented by Guttenberg. Renaissance begins

1439 CE - 1440 CE

Drawing technique of perspective invented

1470 CE - 1471 CE

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

1489 CE - 1519 CE

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501 CE - 1502 CE

Leonardo Davinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 CE - 1504 CE

Raphael paints School of Athens

1510 CE - 1511 CE

Shakespeare born; writes the play Macbeth in England

1564 CE - 1565 CE

Cervantes writes the first novel Don Quixote in Spain

1605 CE - 1606 CE

Galileo provides evidence for helocentricity

1610 CE - 1611

William Harvey discovers the heart pumps blood around the body

1628 CE - 1629 CE

Isaac newton discovers gravity

1687 CE - 1688 CE

Reformation

Martin Luther writes 95 Theses and Protestant Reformation begins

1517 CE - 1518 CE

1531King Henry VIII is excommunicated and founds the Anglican Church in England

1531 CE - 1532 CE

John Calvin founds Calvinst Church based on idea of Predestination

1536 CE - 1537 CE

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 CE - 1563 CE

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesicate maize (corn)

2500 bce - 2499 BCE

Invention of the Astroabe makes sea travel easier

1050 AD - 1051 AD

Aztecs invented chocolate

1200 CE - 1201 CE

Aztec city of Tenochtitlan funded

1325 CE - 1326 CE

Constatinople falls;the OttomanEmpire and route to China from Europe is blocked

1453 CE - 1454 CE

Age of Exploration begins in search of sea route to China

1453 CE - 1454 CE

Christopher Columbus travels to the Americas instead

1492 CE - 1493 CE

Spanish try to convert Aztecs and decimate the Aztec population

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 CE - 1521 CE

Indigenous people in the Americans killed with smallpox blankets

1570 CE - 1571 CE

Triangle Trade

Atlantic slave trade (Triangle Trade) begins

1600 CE - 1601 CE

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807 CE - 1808 CE

13th Amendment passed - slavery outlawed in US

1865 CE - 1866 CE

Enlightenment

Age of Enlightenment

1650 CE - 1804 CE

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon

1651 CE - 1652 CE

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government

1689 CE - 1690 CE

Montesquieu write Spirit of the Laws advocating separation of powers

1748 CE - 1749 CE

Rousseau writes treatis on Social Contract

1762 CE - 1763 CE

Voltaire invents the idea of civil liberties

1763 CE - 1764 CE

French and American Revolutions

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

1531 CE - 1532 CE

John Calvin founds Calvinst Church based on idea of Predestination

1536 CE - 1537 CE

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 - 1563

Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 - 1789

Declaration of theRights of Man and the Citizen

1789 CE - 1790 CE

French Revolution begins with meeting of the Estates General

1789 CE - 1790 CE

Storming of the Bastille

1789 CE - 1790 CE

King Louis XVI executed and France declares itself a Republic

1792 CE - 1793 CE

Robespierre leads Reign of Terror

1793 CE - 1794 CE

Napoleon Comes to power and restores peace; writes Napoleonic Code

1804 CE - 1805 CE

Industrial Revolution

Seed Drill invented

1701 - 1702

One of the many inventions made during this time period to make work easier.

Enclosure Acts

1750 - 1860

This was the result of many poor working conditions in England during the industrial revolution

Factory system begins

1750 - 1751

This is why people moved from their farms to cities, to get a job in a factory.

Industrial Revolution begins

1750 - 1751

Steam engine invented by Watt

1763 - 1764

One of the many inventions made during that time to make working easier.

Factory Acts passed in England limiting work of women and children

1830 - 1831

Strong, flexible steel developed

1856 - 1857

Industrial Revolution begins

1914 - 1915

Modern Connections

European Imperialism in Africa begins

1880 - 1881

Cause of the genocide in Rwanda.

Israel founded

1948 - 1949

UN Genocide Convention in he aftermath of the Holocaust

1948 - 1949

First Israel/Palestinian conflict

1948 - 1949

Clinton hosts Camp David Peace Talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders

2000 - 2001