From exploration to Independence

Timeline created by millie.frankel
In History
  • Period:
    1,800 BCE
    to
    -800 BCE

    The Maya

    This was the lifespan of the Maya civilization, a Mesoamerican Empire. It was developed by the Maya peoples. The may people had architecture, such as pyramids, temples, and palaces. They also practiced weaving and pottery.
  • Period:
    1,200 BCE
    to
    -600 BCE

    The Olmecs

    This was the life span of the Olmec civilization, a Mesoamerican Empire. The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived on the Gulf of Mexico in the present-day Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco.
  • 1095

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy Land

    Pope Urban calls for Crusades in the Holy Land
    Pope urban makes an announcement the holy war or the crusades will be happening in the holy land.
  • 1200

    Trade Began

    Trade Began
    trade was one of the main focuses of medieval Europe. Small fairs were held on the streets of Europe.
  • Period:
    1200
    to
    1521

    The Aztec

    This was the lifespan of the Aztec civilization, a Mesoamerican Empire. The Aztecs were famous for their agriculture, cultivating all available land, introducing irrigation, draining swamps, and creating artificial islands in the lakes. They created temples and pyramids.
  • 1271

    Marco Polo Travels to The East

    Marco Polo Travels to The East
    Marco Polo travels to what he will soon realize is Aisa.
  • 1289

    Crusades End

    Crusades End
    The holy war comes to an end
  • 1289

    Polo Imprisoned and Wrote His Book


    Polo Imprisoned and Wrote His Book

    Marco Polo's life of adventures lead him to be imprisoned. while in prison, polo began to write a book that is today known as "the travels of Marco Polo" documenting marco Polos adventure.
  • 1293

    Polos Journey Home

    Polos Journey Home
    Marco Polo begins his journey back to Venice, Italy, his original home land.
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    The Renaissance

    The renaissance began going from 1300-1600. The Renaissance was a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to the 15th and 16th century
  • Period:
    1400
    to
    1532

    The Inca

    The life span of the Inca Empire. The Incas were originally a small tribe in the southern highlands of Peru. They built one of the largest, most tightly controlled empires the world has ever known.
  • 1415

    The Fortress of Ceuta captured

    The Fortress of Ceuta captured
    The Portuguese captured the Fortress of Ceuta
  • 1419

    Madeira Islands were discovered

    Madeira Islands were discovered
    The Portuguese discovered The Madeira Islands in 1419.
  • 1427

    Azores Islands Were Discovered

    Azores Islands Were Discovered
    The Azores Islands were discovered by the Portuguese eight years after the Madeira islands were in 1427.
  • 1434

    Prince Henrys Crew Made a Returning Voyage

    Prince Henrys Crew Made a Returning Voyage
    Prince Henry's crew made a returning voyage back from The Cape.
  • 1440

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    the printing press was invented after a long time of handwriting each book.
  • 1469

    Catholic Spain Was Unified

    Catholic Spain Was Unified
    Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile got married, unifying Catholic Spain.
  • 1488

    The Portuguese Reached the Eastern Coast of South Africa

    The Portuguese Reached the Eastern Coast of South Africa
    The Portuguese reached the eastern coast of South Africa, 28 years after Prince Henry the Navigator's death.
  • Oct 12, 1492

    The Muslims Were Expelled from Spain

    The Muslims Were Expelled from Spain
    The Muslims were expelled from Spain in 1492.
  • 1519

    Aztec Invasion

    Aztec Invasion
    Cortes invades the Aztecs.
  • 1529

    The Inca Invasion

    The Inca Invasion
    Pizarro Invades the Inca
  • 1532

    The Inca Fell

    The Inca Fell
    After the Inca invasion led by Pizarro, the Inca came to their final demise.
  • The Leviathan is Written

    The Leviathan is Written
    Thomas Hobbes writes The Leviathan, speaking of how although people are all equal in some ways, they are very different in others. He thought that man needed a government or some type of political structure, or there would be war because a natural human being has disagreements.
  • the Second Treatise on Government was Written

    the Second Treatise on Government was Written
    The Second Treatise on Government was on civil society.
  • The United States Independence

    The United States Independence
    The United States declares Independence.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man Was Written

    Declaration of the Rights of Man Was Written
    France writes the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
  • Haiti gains independence

    Haiti gains independence
    Because of the Haitian revolution, Haiti was able to gain their receive and independence from France.
  • Bolivar and his soldiers begin Venezuela’s fight for independence

    Bolivar and his soldiers begin Venezuela’s fight for independence
    Simón Bolívar, a Venezuelan soldier, began fighting for independence with other soldiers. He had recently joined a revolutionary group.
  • Bolivar’s Gran Columbia gains its independence

    Bolivar’s Gran Columbia gains its independence
    After fighting for independence, they finally gain freedom. Freedom to make decisions believe in what they want, but mostly no forced labor among men. Equality was what they were fighting for.
  • Jose de San Martin frees Peru from Spain

    Jose de San Martin frees Peru from Spain
    Jose de San Martin, the prime leader of the southern and central parts of South America's struggle for freedom, helped give Peru independence.
  • Mexico gains independence

    Mexico gains independence
    After fights, rebellions, and revolts, Mexico gains its independence.