AP World History



Shang Dynasty

1600 bc - 1046 bc

Zhou Dynasty

1046 bc - 256 bc

Era of Warring States

481 BC - 221 BC

Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 207 bc

Han Dynasty

207 BC - 220 AD

Sui Dynasty

561 AD - 618 AD

Tang Dynasty

618 AD - 907 AD

Song Dynasty

960 - 1279

Yuan Dynasty (Mongols- Kublai Khan)

1271 - 1368

Ming Dynasty

1368 - 1644

Qing/ Manchu Dynasty

1644 - 1912

Second time China was ruled by outsiders
They wanted to keep their blood pure and prevented intermarriage.
Opium wars


Yamato Clan

250 - 710


710 - 785

Capital- Nawa

Heian Period

794 - 1185

Contact w/ China cut off.
Focus on traditional Japanese values/ culture

Kamakura Shogunate

1192 - 1333

Military dictatorship



570 - 650




661 - 750

Hereditary Monarchy


750 - 1250

Capital at Baghdad
Prince settled in SPAIN


1250 - 1518


Aryan invasion which formed Mauryan Empire

1500 BC

Conquered the Dravidians and enslaved them, then the Mauryan Empire came to exists at 324 BC

Mauryan empire

324 BC - 184 BC

strong military and extensive trade network. key good was cotton. Most important emperor was Ashoka. he encouraged trade and kept harmony among different religious groups

Gupta empire

320 CE - 520 CE

Mauryan empire collapsed because of attacks by outside enemies. Gupta empire was smaller and less centralized than Gupta. Gupta rulers were Hindu but religiously tolerant. Created the decimal system. Fell to outside attacks

Muslim invaders rule india


After the Gupta empire fell the muslim invaders moved into the subcontinent, shaping Indian culture and politics after 1000 CE

Mughal Empire

1526 - 1857

Akbar the Great was very nice and cooperative with everyone.
His son was not and forced Islam on everyone, leading to the collapse of the empire


Roman Empire

27 bc - 476 ad

Byzantine Empire

330 - 1453

early middle ages

500 - 1000

political decentralization caused by the fall of Rome

High Middle ages

1000 - 1300

Europe had a revival. nationals were better defined, economy grew healthier, and level of technological and cultural knowledge improved. Christian religion took greater shape during these years

Magna Carta, England


In 1215 the Magna Carta was imposed on the kings by his barons. It guaranteed the nobility certain rights and privileges, limiting the power of the monarchs. Later in the 1200's the English nobility won the right to from a parliaments, which evolved into a representative lawmaking body.

Late Middle Ages

1300 - 1500

very complex. marked by crisis and advancement. Renaissance began and Black Death struck

Hundred Year's War

1337 - 1453

Until the early 1400's England was continuously gaining control of French territory. In 1420 France was able to drive England away, ending most of the awkward connections between the French and English royal families


1400 - 1600