Exploration to independence

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In History
  • Period:
    1,800 BCE
    to
    800

    The Maya

  • Period:
    1,200 BCE
    to
    -600 BCE

    The Olmec

  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy Land

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy Land
  • 1200

    Europe is a farming economy

    Europe is a farming economy
  • Period:
    1200
    to
    1521

    The Aztec

  • 1271

    Marco Polo travels to the East

    Marco Polo travels to the East
  • 1289

    Crusades end

    Crusades end
  • 1293

    Polos journey home

    Polos journey home
  • 1298

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

  • 1400

    Printing press invented

    Printing press invented
  • Period:
    1400
    to
    1532

    The Inca

  • 1415

    Portugal captures Fortress of Ceuta

    Portugal captures Fortress of Ceuta
  • 1419

    Portugal discovers Madeira islands

    Portugal discovers Madeira islands
  • 1427

    Azores islands discovered by Portugal

    Azores islands discovered by Portugal
  • 1434

    Successful voyage around the cape

    Successful voyage around the cape
  • 1469

    Catholic Spain unified

    Catholic Spain unified
  • 1488

    Dias reaches eastern of south africa

    Dias reaches eastern of south africa
  • Oct 14, 1492

    Columbus lands in the new world

    Columbus lands in the new world
  • 1519

    Cortes invades the Aztec

    Cortes invades the Aztec
  • 1529

    Pizarro invades the Inca

    Pizarro invades the Inca
  • 1532

    The Inca fall under Pizarro

    The Inca fall under Pizarro
  • Thomas Hobbes writes The Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes writes The Leviathan
  • John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government

    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government
  • The United States declares independence

    The United States declares independence
  • France writes the declaration of rights of man

    France writes the declaration of rights of man