Exploration to Independence

Timeline created by Jack.Kaplan
In History
  • Period:
    1,800 BCE
    to
    -800 BCE

    The Maya

    Still living today in modern-day Yucatan.
  • Period:
    1,200 BCE
    to
    -600 BCE

    The Olmecs

    Earliest known Mesoamerican civilazation, Ocupied modern day Veracruz.
  • 1095

    Pope urban calls for Crusades in the Holy land

    Pope urban calls for Crusades in the Holy land
    Pope Urban called for a Crusade against the Muslims in the Holy Land.
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

    Europe is a farming economy
    Europe was once a farming economy then shifted to focus on trade and the buying and selling of goods.
  • Period:
    1200
    to
    1521

    The Aztec

    No living anymore when they did occupied Tenochtitlan.
  • 1271

    Marco Polo travels to the East

    Marco Polo travels to the East
    In search of new goods for his community, Marco Polo travels East.
  • 1289

    Crusades end

    Crusades end
    The Crusades were unable to liberate the Holy land from Muslim control.
  • 1293

    Polos travel home

    Polos travel home
    After Marco Polo long Journey for goods and spices, he returns home to Italy.
  • 1298

    Polo imprisoned writes his book

    Polo imprisoned writes his book
    Marco Polo captured a Galley ship and was sent to prison during the war.
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance period starts

    The word renaissance means a new beginning.
  • Period:
    1400
    to
    1532

    The Inca

    Lived in Peru build the largest living civilization.
  • 1415

    The Fortress of Ceuta in Africa

    The Fortress of Ceuta in Africa
    This made them one step closer to controlling the global market of gold.
  • 1419

    The discovery of the Madeira Islands

    The discovery of the Madeira Islands
    Portugal's discovered a chain of islands later called the Madeira.
  • 1427

    The Azores Islands

    The Azores Islands
    later on, Portugal discovered the Azores islands which encouraged Prince Henry to explore further south.
  • 1434

    The ships return home

    The ships return home
    Portugal's ships made it home safely which influenced Prince Henry to send more ships south.
  • 1440

    Johann Gutenberg Invented the printing press

    Johann Gutenberg Invented the printing press
    Gutenberg invented the first printer which printed over 8 million copies of the bible.
  • 1469

    Ferdinand's marriage

    Ferdinand's marriage
    Ferdinand of Arogan marries Isabella of Castile and unified Catholic Spain.
  • 1488

    The eastern coast of South Africa

    The eastern coast of South Africa
    Prince Henry's ships finally made it around Africa onto the very to the coast of South Africa which boosted the confidence levels greatly.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus sails the ocean blue

    Ferdinand and Isabella found an expedition led by Christopher Columbus his goal was to find a westward route to India for trade.
  • 1519

    Cortes invades the Aztec

    Cortes invades the Aztec
    Hernan Cortés a Spanish Conquisador started to battle the Aztecs.
  • 1529

    Pizarro invades the Inca

    Pizarro invades the Inca
    Invaded the empire and started attacking
  • 1532

    Inca empire falls

    Inca empire falls
    After years of war, the Inca finally falls to Pizarro and the Spanish
  • Thomas Hobbes writes the Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes writes the Leviathan
    Hobbes wrote a book about the experiences of the English Civil Wars.
  • John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government

    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government
    The treatise argued that has rights and is equal.
  • The United States declares Independence

    The United States declares Independence
    The declaration states that the United States wanted Independence from Spain.
  • France writes the Declaration of the Rights of Man

    France writes the Declaration of the Rights of Man
    The declaration defined rights for Men.
  • Haiti gains independence

    Haiti gains independence
    The blacks formed a rebellion to push the French out of the Country.
  • Bolivar and his soldiers begin their fight for Venezuela's independence

    Bolivar and his soldiers begin their fight for Venezuela's independence
    Bolivar went to battle at San Lorenzo to fight for his Countries independence.
  • Bolívar's Gran Columbia gains its independence

    Bolívar's Gran Columbia gains its independence
    After the battle, Bolivar created this Country to live freely in.
  • Jose De San Martin frees Peru from Spain

    Jose De San Martin frees Peru from Spain
    San Martin occupied the capital and proclaimed Peru's independence
  • Mexico gains independence

    Mexico gains independence
    Father Miguel Hidalgo fought at the Spanish capital and was captured but Mexico still received independence