AP World History Part 2

China

Laozi

600 bc - 500 bc

Confucius

531 bc - 479 bc

Political Fragmentation (warring states)

500 bc - 221 bc

Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 206 bc

Han Dynasty

206 bc - 220 AD

Yellow Turban Rebellion

184 AD

Spread of Buddhism begins

200 ad - 300 ad

Sui Dynasty reunites China

589 - 618

S. Asia/India

Compilation of Upanishads

800 bc - 400 bc

Urban centers in Ganges valley

750 BC

Life of the Buddha

563 bc - 483 bc

Invasion of India by Alexander the Great

327 bc

Mauryan dynasty

321 bc - 185 bc

Reign of Ashoka

268 bc - 232 bc

Gupta Empire

320 - 550

Middle East/Persia

Life of Zarathustra

700 bc - 600 bc

Acaemenid dynasty

553 bc - 330 bc

Cyrus allows Jews to return from exile

539 bc

Seleucid dynasty (Greek)

383 bc - 323 bc

Invasion of Alexander the Great

334 BC

Parthian dynasty

247 bc - 224 ad

Sassanid dynasty

224 - 651

Mediterranean Basin

Era of Greek City States

800 bc - 336 bc

Hebrew prophets

800 bc - 500 bc

Founding of Roman Republic

509 bc

Greco-Persian Wars

500 bc - 479 bc

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle

470 bc - 322 bc

Reign of Alexander the Great

336 bc - 323 bc

High point of Roman Empire

200 bc - 200

Life of Jesus

4 bc - 30 ad

Christianity as official state of Roman Empire

380 ad

Emperor Constantine

Collapse of western Roman Empire

476 ad

Africa

Kush conquest of Egypt

760 bc

Nubian Kingdom of Meroe

300 bc - 100 ad

Rise of Axum

100 ad

Early cities/states in West Africa

200 - 500

Beginnings of trans-Saharan trade

300 ad

Introduction of Christianity in Axum

300 - 400

Arrival of Banana in Africa

500

The Americas

Decline of Olmec civilization

400 bc

Nazca culture

200 bc - 500 ad

Moche civilization (Peru)

300 - 700

Mayans

300 - 800

High point of Teotihuacan

400 - 600