Major Events



1300 - 1600

They change the religion.

Exploration and Colonization

1400 - 1800

Monarchs of Europe financed voyages, in hopes of riches and spreading Christianity
Christopher Columbus
Led to worldwide culture exchange
Devastation of Native American culture and the enslavement of Africans.

The Renaissance Era

1400 - 1600

The Renaissance Era means rebirth. The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1857

Mogul (also Moghul) Empire in traditional English usage, was an imperial power in the Indian subcontinent from about 1526 to 1757 (though it lingered for another century).

The Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1800

The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason) was a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, first in Europe and later in the American colonies.

Revolution and Independence

1700 - 1900

Democracy and nationalism movements in Western world
Revolutionary War/Birth of U.S.
10 year French Revolution
Latin American nations fought colonial rule
Great empires fell and nation-state system