Human History of Canada

This is a euro-centric history timeline of the development of society in Canada. There is evidence of human life in parts of Canada dated from 28 000 years ago. This timeline only starts about 3000 years ago. Dates and other references are taken from Wikipedia. (Mrs. Bol, 2013)

OVERVIEW

The Stone Age

4500 BC - 2000 BC

The Bronze Age

3600 BC - 300 BC

The Iron Age

1300 BC - 50

The Middle Ages

500 AD - 1600

The Early Modern Era

1500 - 1700

The Modern Era

1700 - Present

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1840

The Gilded Age

1850 - 1900

The Machine Age

1900 - 1945

The Cold War

1945 - 1991

The Information Age

1970 - Present

EUROPE

Mesopotamia

3500 BC - 559 BC

Ancient Greece

3300 BC - 31 BC

Ancient Eqypt

3000 BC - 1070 BC

Old Kingdom (Egypt, 3000 BC - 2000 BC)
Middle Kingdom (Egypt, 2000 BC - 1300 BC)
New Kingdom (Egypt, 1550 BC - 1070 BC)

Ancient Rome

509 BC - 476

Migration period (Europe)

200 - 700

The Dark Age

300 - 900

Viking Age (Scandinavia)

793 - 1066

Feudalism

1000 - 1450

European military expansion

The Renaissance

1300 - 1500

The Age of Discovery

1400 - 1700

European exploration and colonialism

The Protestant Reformation

1500 - 1600

The Age of Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

The Seven Years War

1754 - 1763

French Colonies (in Canada) ceded to Britain

1763

The Napoleonic Era

1799 - 1815

The Victorian Era

1837 - 1901

NORTH AMERICA

Uncontacted Aboriginal Peoples

4500 BC - 1500

Copper Complex Peoples (Great Lakes)

3000 bc - 500 bc

Paleo-Dorset Peoples (Arctic)

2500 bc - 500 bc

Woodland Peoples (Great Lakes and Eastern)

2000 bc - 1000 ad

Dorset Peoples (Arctic)

1500 BC - 500 AD

Hopewell Peoples (River Regions)

300 bc - 500

Norsemen in Greenland and Canada

986 - 1400

John Cabot explores the Maritimes

1497

European Colonization

1500 - 1800

Jacque Cartier explores the St. Lawrence

1534

Champlain settles Quebec

1609

Hudson's Bay Company is formed

1670

Intercolonial Wars

1688 - 1763

French Colonies ceded to Britain

1763

American Revolutionary War

1776 - 1783

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Abolition of Slavery in Canada

1834

Upper Canada Rebellions

1837

Underground Railroad

1840 - 1860

Fugitive Slave Law (US)

1850

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Abolition of slavery in the United States

1865

CONFEDERATION

1867

Canadian Pacific Railway is completed

1885

World War 1

1914 - 1918

Women earn the right to vote

1918

The Great Depression

1929 - 1939

World War 2

1939 - 1945

Pearl Harbor

1941

Atomic Bomb

1945

Declaration of Human Rights

1948

Korean War

1950 - 1953

African-American Civil Rights Movement

1955 - 1968

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Aboriginal people earn the right to vote

1960

Charter of Rights and Freedoms

1982

(Head of Monarchy)

Henry VII

1497 - 1509

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Francis I

1534 - 1547

Henry II

1547 - 1559

Edward VI

1547 - 1553

Lady Jane Grey

July 10 1553 - July 19 1553

Mary I

July 19 1553 - 1558

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

Francis II

1559 - 1560

Charles IX

1560 - 1574

Henry III

1573 - 1575

Henry IV

1589 - 1610

James I

1603 - 1625

Louis XIII

1610 - 1643

Charles I

1625 - 1649

Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

Charles II

1660 - 1685

James II

1685 - 1688

Mary II

1689 - 1694

William III

1689 - 1702

Anne

1702 - 1714

In 1707, England and Scotland joined to become Great Britain

George I

1714 - 1727

Louis XV

1715 - 1763

1763, France ceded Canadian colonies to Britain.
Louis XV reigned in France until 1774

George II

1727 - 1760

George III

1760 - 1820

In 1801, Great Britain and Ireland became known as The United Kingdom.

George IV

1820 - 1830

William IV

1830 - 1837

Victoria

1837 - 1901

Edward VII

1901 - 1910

George V

1910 - 1936

Edward VIII

20 January 1936 - 11 December 1936

George VI

11 December 1936 - 1952

Elizabeth II

1952 - Present