Sumer gets divided into about a dozen city states. They were the first ones ever erected.
Sargon of Akkad formed empire
Conquered the Sumerian city states and founded the Dynasty of Akkad. He took over lots of land as the emperor.
Babylonian law code chisseld into stone. It contains lots of laws aplieing to wages or punishments for certain crimes.
Athens formed direct democracy
Known as one of the first known strong democracies. It survived whale other democracies crumbled around it. Their views are used in everyday life.
Roman Republic Formed
Began as a republic by overthrowing the roman monarchy. Two consuls would be elected annually by the public. Based on the beliefs of separation of powers and checks and balances.
Roman Empire Formed
Had an autocratic form of government. At first everything was peaceful but then everything went bad.
Feudalism Began in Europe
800 - 1400
Was to structure society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for work.
English Civil War
1642 - 1649
People were scared that by joining lands the old English traditions would be lost. By a man trying to bring peace to a land, war was brought instead.
Rise of Absolute Monarchies
1650 - 1716
An absolute monachy is when the monarch has unlimited, unrestrained power. The absolute monarchies started in France and spread over Europe.
1775 - 1783
The 13 colonies of America wanted independence from great britain. After many battles America was too the colonies and they were ready to start anew. They started with a confederacy but found they needed to make a constitution.