From Exploration to Independence

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In History
  • 1,821 BCE

    Jose de San Martin Frees Peru from Spain

    Jose de San Martin Frees Peru from Spain
    Freedom is declared from Spain thanks to Jose de San Martín and his soliders.
  • 1,821 BCE

    Mexico Gains Independence

    Mexico Gains Independence
    On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launched the Mexican War of Independence and won winning independence from Mexico.
  • 1,813 BCE

    Bolivar and his Soldiers Begin Venezuela’s Fight for Independence

    Bolivar and his Soldiers Begin Venezuela’s Fight for Independence
    Bolívar and his 6,500 soldiers start the fight for independence.
  • 1,803 BCE

    Haiti Gain's Independence

    Haiti Gain's Independence
    On January 1, 1804, Dessalines declared the nation independent and renamed it Haiti. Haiti was the first black republic in the world.
  • Period:
    1,800 BCE
    to
    -800 BCE

    The Maya

    The Maya are an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America they lived in present-day Yucatan, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico.
  • 1,776 BCE

    The United States declares Independence

    The United States declares Independence
    The United States declares Independence on July 4th
  • 1,690 BCE

    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government

    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government
    John Locke writes The Second Treatise on Government an important book about Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government
  • 1,641 BCE

    Thomas Hobbes writes The Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes writes The Leviathan
    Thomas Hobbes writes this important book about the views of man called the Leviathan.
  • 1,532 BCE

    The Inca fall under Pizarro

    The Inca fall under Pizarro
  • 1,529 BCE

    Pizarro Invades the Inca

    Pizarro Invades the Inca
    Pizarro invaded the Incan Empire causing their fall.
  • 1,519 BCE

    Cortes invades the Aztecs

    Cortes invades the Aztecs
    Hernan Cortés invaded Mexico in 1519 and conquered the Aztec Empire. Hernán Cortés was a Spanish conquistador, or conqueror, best remembered for conquering the Aztec empire in 1521 and claiming Mexico for Spain.
  • Period:
    1,400 BCE
    to
    1,532 BCE

    The Inca

    The Incas, an American Indian people, were originally a small tribe in the southern highlands of Peru. Their skill in government was matched by their feats of engineering.
  • Period:
    1,200 BCE
    to
    -600 BCE

    The Olmecs

    The Olmecs were the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived 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
  • 1095

    Called for a Crusade

    Called for a Crusade
  • 1200

    Europe is a Farming Economy

    Europe is a Farming Economy
  • 1200

    Focusing on trade

    Focusing on trade
  • Period:
    1200
    to
    1521

    The Aztec's

    The Aztecs were Nahuatl-speaking people who in the 15th and early 16th centuries ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Mexico.
  • 1217

    Marco Polo starts traveling

    Marco Polo starts traveling
  • 1271

    Marco Polo travels to the East

    Marco Polo travels to the East
  • 1289

    Crusades end

    Crusades end
  • 1289

    The crusades ended

    The crusades ended
  • 1289

    Polo started writing his book

    Polo started writing his book
  • 1293

    Polos journey home

    Polos journey home
  • 1293

    Began his voyage home

    Began his voyage home
  • 1298

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book

    Polo imprisoned and writes his book
  • Period:
    1300
    to

    Renaissance Period

  • 1415

    Captured fortress in Africa

    Captured fortress in Africa
  • 1419

    Portugal discovers Maderia Islands

    Portugal discovers Maderia Islands
  • 1427

    Portugal discovers Azores Islands

    Portugal discovers Azores Islands
  • 1434

    First successful mission around Cape Bojador

    First successful mission around Cape Bojador
  • 1440

    Printing press invented

    Printing press invented
  • 1469

    A Marriage unifies Catholic Spain

    A Marriage unifies Catholic Spain
  • 1488

    Made it around tip of Africa

    Made it around tip of Africa
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Landfall on Hispaniola

    Landfall on Hispaniola
  • France writes the Declaration of the Rights on Man

    France writes the Declaration of the Rights on Man
    France writes the Declaration of the Rights on Man in 1789.
  • Bolivar’s Gran Columbia Gains its Independence

    Bolivar’s Gran Columbia Gains its Independence
    Bolívar and his team won the war and gained independence for Gran Columbia