World History Timeline

By: Cole Simmons

Neolithic/Agricultural Revolution

10,000 B.C.E-500 B.C.E

This is the time period when people went from nomads to people that made villages. They settled down and made farms to provide enough food for the growing population.

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Ancient Greece

800 B.C-500 B.C

Ancient Greece was a civilization that dominated much of the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. At its peak under Alexander the Great, Ancient Greece ruled much of Europe and Western Asia. The Greeks came before the Romans and much of the Roman culture was influenced by the Greeks.

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Ancient Rome

753 B.C.E-476

Rome is considered to be the greatest empire of all time. It is one of the longest lasting empires and fell mostly because of lack of leadership in the empire.

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Middle Ages

5th-15th century

This was a time period in which mostly everything was religion based. The communities that made up Europe were feudal systems in which the king gave the nobles land to give out to the Knights for the protection and the Knights let the peasants live on their land for work. The lack of trust in the church by the end of the Middle Ages led the the Renaissance.

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14th-17th century

A rebirth of thoughts in the world. Instead of wanting to die to go to heaven, people lived life to the fullest and became interested in the Ancient Greek and Roman documents.

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Age of Exploration

15th-16th centuries

The time period in which European people wanted to explore the world and gain the 3 G's. Gold, God, and Glory. This is the time period when Columbus found the Americas'.

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The reformation is the time period in which people started to realize how powerful and corrupt the church was and people took action. An example is Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the church which contained suggestions for improvement to the church.

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Scientific Revolution


This time period is when people started to question the beliefs of the church and put it into sciences hands. People like Galileo and Darwin created theories and proved the church wrong in many ways.

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English Revolution

1603 - 1714

The English people challenged the higher class and had a civil war.
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Enlightenment thinkers in Britain, in France and throughout Europe questioned traditional authority and embraced the notion that humanity could be improved through rational change. The Enlightenment produced numerous books, essays, inventions, scientific discoveries, laws, wars and revolutions.

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The Slave Trade

17th-19th centuries

African Americans from Africa were un-willingly shipped to the U.S in terrible conditions and took part in slave auctions in which they were sold to white men.

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American Revolution


Led by George Washington in most battles, the rag-tag american army defeated the big bad british army by pure spirit and want.

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French Revolution


During this period, French citizens razed and redesigned their country’s political landscape, uprooting centuries-old institutions such as absolute monarchy and the feudal system. Like the American Revolution before it, the French Revolution was influenced by Enlightenment ideals, particularly the concepts of popular sovereignty and inalienable rights.

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Industrial Revolution


Europe starts to industrialize everything. Many factories are made and countries start getting imperialized. This is one of the reasons for the start f WW1.

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World War 1


The biggest war the world had seen up to this point. Started because European countries wanted to show each other who had the most power. Germany ended up being blamed for the whole thing which put them in a huge need of a leader. That's when Adolf Hitler steps in.

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World War 2


The advancements of weapons and nuclear weapons was shown in this war. The U.S and Soviet Union came out of the war as super powers of the world and led to the Cold War.

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Cold War


After WW2, the Soviet Union and U.S butt-heads over whether countries should become communist or democracies. This led to the threats of across the world bombings and events like the cuban missile crisis. There was no fighting and everything was resolved peacefully.

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