Early Humans and Neolithic Revolution

Humans first domesticate animals

10000 BCE - 9999 BCE

This was important because it allowed work to be easier. It impacted the world to show people the easier way to finish work.

Neolithic Revolution begins; Humans first invent agriculture

8000 BCE - 7999 BCE

This was important because it helped with people's surplus of foods. It impacted the world because it allowed the population increase.

Wheel Invented

5000 BCE - 4999 BCE

First Civilizations

Civilzation develops in Ancient Mesopotamia between Tigress and Euphrates Rivers

4000 BCE - 3999 BCE

Mummification begins in Egypt

3600 BCE - 3599 BCE

This was important because Egyptians thought that if they preserve the body, they will use it in the afterlife. This allowed historians to figure out the culture of the Egyptians.

Invention of the first writing system- Cuneiform

3000 BCE - 2999 BCE

This is important because it helped write the first set of laws. This impacted other civilizations like Egypt because they also have a pictographic writing system.

Egyptian government ruled by Pharaoh

2700 BCE - 2699 BCE

This was important because Egyptians thought that Pharaoh was considered a god. This impacted world history in a way that made people see what they have in their tombs when they die.

First set of written laws- Code of Hammurabi

1792 BCE - 1791 BCE

World Religions

Abraham founds Judaism

1800 BCE - 1799 BCE

This is important because Judaism is one of the world's most popular religions of the world. This impacted the branches of the belief in one god with both Christians and Jews.

Hinduism founded in India

1700 BCE - 1699 BCE

Temple Mount built

957 BCE - 956 BCE

This is important because it was a religious site for Jews and Palestinians. This impacted world history by seeing this site as not only religious but as a battleground.

Siddhartha Guatama founds Buddhism

563 BCE - 562 BCE

Jesus Born

4 BCE - 3 BCE

This was important because it marked the end of the before Christ era. This impacted the world by being the start of the Christ era and picks up the religious idea of Christianity.

Jesus crucified

30 CE - 31 CE

Establishment of Christianity

40 CE - 41 CE

Muhammad was born-founder of Islam

570 - 571

Muhammad dies in Jerusalem at the Dome of the Rock

632 - 633


Civilization develops in Ancient Greece

1600 BCE - 1599 BCE

Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey

890 BCE - 889 BCE

This is important because this allowed people to learn more about the Greek culture. This impacted world history because these stories were one of the first tall tales that were written down.

Athens and Sparta were the first city-states

800 BCE - 799 BCE

This was important because these city-states were the first two cities to have opposite values to the point that it literally divided them. This impacted world history to the point that the US take ideas from both city-states.

Ancient Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus

753 BCE - 752 BCE

This was important because this allowed the start of the Roman Republic. This impacted world history because Rome was apart of the ideas that the US has today in modern times.

Socrates born; invents Socratic Method

469 BCE - 468 BCE

This is important because Socrates was a very important philosopher. This impacted world history so people could use the Socratic Method in the field of law.

Trial of Socrates; Socrates dies

399 BCE - 398 BCE

Julius Caesar is murdered-Roman Republic ends

44 BCE - 43 BCE

This was important because the Roman Republic had many flaws with the government structure. This impacted world history in a way for America to take ideas on how to structure its government.

Augustus is the 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 - 411

This was important because the empire was getting out of control and soon it was about to fall. This impacted world history because people had a better sense in what government they wanted.

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 in the feudal system, people were heavily dependent on each other. This impacted world history so people would be able to see the benefits of other people's involvement in its community.

First Crusade

1099 CE - 1100 CE

Magna Carta limits the power of British Monarch

1215 CE - 1216 CE

This was important because this showed that not one person should have so much power. This impacted world history because this applied to when President Nixon was forced to resign as President for spying on the opposing candidate.

First Bubonic Plague outbreak

1347 - 1348

This was important because this marked the end of the feudal system. This impacted world history because people had to give them a better sense of living since most of the population was gone.

Empires of Ghana and Mali

Complex Societies exist in Ghana

1500 BCE - 1499 BCE

Kingdom of Ghana in Northwest Africa

830 - 1235

Berber Empire takes over Ghana by military force

1235 - 1236

Mansa Musa rules Kingdom of Mali

1280 - 1337

This was important because Mansa Musa was the leader that has religious tolerance. This impacted world history by showing people that other people can be in a society no matter what religion he or she practices.

Mansa Musa takes Hajj to Mecca

1324 - 1325

Kingdom of Mali becomes weakened

1599 - 1600


Dante writes Divine Comedy in Italy; Cervantes writes the Don Quixote in Spain

1310 - 1311

This was important because this was the first novel ever written. This impacted world history because this showed what people had a perspective on life.

Donatello sculpts David

1430 - 1440

Printing Press invented by Guttenburg; Renaissance begins

1439 - 1440

This was important because it made printing off documents faster in a short period of time. This impacted world history for people to advance the printing press into a machine that can print off documents in a matter of seconds.

Drawing techinque of perspective

1470 - 1471

This was important because it allowed people to see the real proportions of a human being.This impacted world history to have people to draw humans with a better perspective.

Leonardo Da Vinci dissects cadavers to gain better understanding on a human body

1489 - 1519

Michelangelo sculpts La Pieta

1501 - 1502

Leonardo Da Vinci paints Mona Lisa

1503 - 1504

Raphael paints School of Athens

1510 - 1511

Shakespear born; writes the play Macbeth in England

1564 - 1565

Galileo provides evidence for heliocentricity and put on trial

1610 - 1611

This was important because this had a better perspective on the solar system. This impacted world history because this gave us an accurate description on the solar system.

William Harvey discovers the heart pumps blood around the body

1628 - 1629

Issac Newton discovers gravity

1687 - 1688


Martin Luther nails 95 Theses and Protestant Reformation begins

1517 - 1518

This was important because this separated the branches Christianity into in more branches. This impacted world history because people have dominated from other branches of Christianity.

King Henry VIII is excommunicated and founds the Anglican Church

1531 - 1532

John Calvin founds Calvinist Church based on the idea of Predestination

1536 - 1537

Catholic Church holds Council of Trent and Counterreformation begins

1545 - 1563

Age of Exploration

Aztecs domesticate maize (corn)

2500 BCE - 2499 BCE

Invention of the Astrolabe makes sea travel easier

1050 - 1051

Aztecs invented chocolate

1200 - 1201

This was important because chocolate was an important food of the Aztec culture. This impacted world history because in the US, chocolate is an everyday food.

Aztec city of Tenochitilan founded

1325 - 1326

Constantinople fell to Ottoman Empire; land route to China to 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

This was important because it started more and more nations to come to America. It impacted world history because now America has a holiday for Columbus.

Columbus returns to Island of Espanola w/ 17 ships and 1000 men

1493 - 1494

Indigenous people in the Americas killed w/ smallpox blankets

1507 - 1508

Spanish leader Cortes and Aztec King Montezuma meet

1519 - 1521

Spanish try to convert Aztecs and destroy Aztec population

1519 - 1521

Triangle Trade

Atlantic slave trade (Triangle Trade) begins

1600 - 1601

Atlantic slave trade ends

1807 - 1808

13th Amendment passed-slavery outlawed in US

1865 - 1866


Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1804

Thomas Hobbes writes Leviathon about how people need the government

1651 - 1652

John Locke published 2nd Treatise on Government

1689 - 1690

Montesquieu write Spirit of the Laws advocatinf 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 the Tea Act

1773 - 1775

Louis XVI rules as absolute monarch of France

1774 - 1789

War breaks out between British and the American colonists

1775 - 1776

American Revolutionary War ends

1783 - 1784

US Constitution written

1787 - 1788

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

1789 - 1790

French Revolution begins

1789 - 1790

Storming of the Bastlle

1789 - 1790

Bill of Rights added to the US Constitution

1789 - 1790

Englishmen Burke and Paine disagree about the French Revolution

1790 - 1791

King Louis is 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

Steam engine invented by Watt

1763 - 1764

Factory Acts passed in England

1830 - 1831

Strong, flexible steel invented

1856 - 1857

Industrial Revolution ends

1914 - 1915

Modern Connection

European Imperialism in Africa begins

1880 - 1881

Scopes Trial- Scopes is on trial for violating the Butler Acts

1925 - 1926

Rwanda gains independence from Belgium

1932 - 1933

Israel founded

1948 - 1949

UN Genocide Convention iin the aftermath of the Holocaust

1948 - 1949

First Israel/Palestinian conflict

1948 - 1949

Soviet Union launches Sputnick into Space

1957 - 1958

Space Race begins

1957 - 1958

Eisenhower makes Sputnik speech warning of dangers of MIC

1957 - 1958

Butler Act overturned

1967 - 1968

US lands first man on the moon

1969 - 1970


1970 - Present

Nixon Watergate scandal breaks out

1972 - 1973

Nixon is forced to resign

1974 - 1975

Hutu Power begins genocide of the Tutsis

1994 - 1995

Dallaire goes to Rwanda to try to stop the genocide and is unsuccessful

1994 - 1995

Paul Kagame rises to power and genocide in Rwanda ends

1994 - 1995

President Clinton hosts Camp David Peace

2000 - 2001

Rover lands on Mars

2004 - 2005