Enlightenment Timeline Assignment

Timeline created by lkaplan1
  • Montesquieu publishes book, On the Spirit of Laws

    Montesquieu publishes book, On the Spirit of Laws
    The Spirit of Laws is a political theory that was anonymously written by de Montesquieu.
  • America declares independence

    America declares independence
    In 1776 the American colonies declared independance against the British crown.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    In 1789 the French Revolution begins when the French citizen storm the Bastille.
  • Napoleon overthrows the Directory through a coup d’etat

    Napoleon overthrows the Directory through a coup d’etat
    Napoleon and his army overthow the Directory starting the era of Napoleon.
  • Napoleon crowns himself emperor, begins to create a vast European Empire

     Napoleon crowns himself emperor, begins to create a vast European Empire
    At first, Napoleon was the constitutionally chosen leader of France but then in 1804 he declared himself the sole emporor.
  • Haiti wins freedom from France

    Haiti wins freedom from France
    In 1804 the citizens of Hatit recive word that there is uprises going on in the rest of the world, so they break away from France.
  • Padre Hidalgo calls for Mexican Independence

    Padre Hidalgo calls for Mexican Independence
    Hidalgo was a priest and a leader of the Mexican Revolution, he was 57 when he made the famous, "call for freedom."
  • Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo

    Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo
    In 1815 the British army, led by the Duke of Wellington, fought Napoleon's army in Waterloo, Belgium. Together, the British and the Prussians defeated Napoleon's army.