Chapter 17 and 18

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Initial Industrial Revolution: production increases 50 fold

1750 - 1900

Estates General meets and forms National Assembly and sparks French Revolution

1789

French Revolution

1789 - 1815

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

The Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette killed

1793

Napoleon seizes power of France

1799

sale of slaves in Britain forbidden

1807

Spanish American Revolution

1810 - 1825

Trade unions legalized

1824

Most of South America is independent

1826

Emancipation of all slaves in Britain

1834

Mexico loses territories to US

1846 - 1848

Majority of Britain's population lives in urban areas

1851

American Civil War to end slavery

1861 - 1865

New Zealand is first to grant women's suffrage

1893

London is largest city in the world

1900

Russian Revolution breaks out under Lenin (socialist)

1917