The World of Revolutions

Main

British Royal Society Established

1660

England establishes policy of religious toleration

1688

American Revolution

1775 - 1787

American Declaration of Independence

1776

James Watt patents his first steam engine

1781

British Recognition of American Independence

1783

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

French King Louis XVI is executed

1793

The Reign of Terror under Maximilien Robespierre

1793 - 1794

Napoleon is Empire of France

1804 - 1815

Jean-Jaques Dessalines becomes Haiti's first Head of State

1804

Napoleon defeated at Battle of Waterloo

1815

Brazil gains independence from Portugal

1822

Marx and Engels publish Communist Manifesto

1848

Crimean War

1854 - 1856

American Industrial Revolution Begins

1865

Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party formed

1898

Russian Revolution Begins

1905

Mexican Revolution

1910