WHAP Review: Nick Bodenheimer

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In History
  • 1200

    Champa Rice

    Champa Rice
    This rice was extremely important during this time. Because of its plenty, it increased population and boosted health conditions.
  • 1200

    Paper Making

    Paper Making
    Paper has been in China for a while, but it became very popular during this time period. It boosted literacy and education rates greatly across the world.
  • 1200

    Genghis Khan (both units 1&2)

    Genghis Khan (both units 1&2)
    Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire and was the first Great Khan. He build his empire and invaded with his powerful nomads across Afro-Eurasia.
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta is a book that points out the freedoms and rights of an individual. This book is very influential and has been used in writing works such as the Bill of Rights.
  • 1250

    The Crusades

    The Crusades
    The Crusades were led by Christian into the holy lands. Their goal was to stop Muslim expansion and take back the land that was originally their own.
  • 1280

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    Marco Polo was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer. He traveled on the Silk Road across Asia, establishing ties with China.
  • 1300

    Timbuktu

    Timbuktu
    Timbuktu was a very famous city established under the Mali Empire. It led to great growth in trade and diversity.
  • 1325

    Ibn Battuta

    Ibn Battuta
    Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan Muslim scholar who traveled for 30 years spreading Islam. While writing his book, he played a major role within Islam and left a great influence.
  • 1350

    Black Death

    Black Death
    The Black Death was a global epidemic beginning in China. Spreading on trade routes, it devastated populations and economies.
  • 1400

    Indian Ocean Trade

    Indian Ocean Trade
    The Indian Ocean Trade Route, connecting East Asia with East Africa, was a very important network. Foreign goods were traded swiftly across the water which built connections throughout different parts of the world.
  • 1400

    Trans-Saharan Trade

    Trans-Saharan Trade
    Using camels and caravans, the Trans-Saharan Trade Routes flourished throughout this period. Spreading Islam while building African empires made this network very impactful.
  • 1405

    Zheng He's Voyages

    Zheng He's Voyages
    Zheng He led ships throughout Indian Ocean, South China Sea, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, and along the coast of eastern Africa. He spread the glory of the Ming Dynasty while establishing trade and alliances.
  • 1450

    Janissaries

    Janissaries were enslaved people who were trained to become elite army members. They allowed the Ottoman Empire to make great strides in terms of military and power.
  • 1450

    Trading Post Empires Rise

    Trading Post Empires Rise
    Many countries established trading post empires. They taxed those who used their sites and routes.
  • 1450

    Boyars

    Boyars
    Boyars were Russian men. They were the highest rank of the Slavic Feudal Society.
  • 1453

    Silk Road Fall

    Silk Road Fall
    The Silk Road, connecting China to the West, was one of the most important networks of exchange of all time. Goods form different parts of the world could be easily shared which benefited many states.
  • 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    Fall of Constantinople
    Constantinople was the capital city of the Byzantine Empire which fell due to the invasion of the Ottoman army. This was devastating to trade, people, and economies throughout.
  • 1460

    Prince Henry Dies

    Prince Henry Dies
    Prince Henry was a very important figure in exploration and discovery. He inspired and led many other people to continue to sail and explore.
  • 1460

    Vasco da Gama Born

    Vasco da Gama Born
    Vasco da Gama was the first European to reach India by sea. This boosted Europe forward in terms of setting up new ports and routes.
  • 1492

    Christopher Columbus Sails

    Christopher Columbus Sails
    The Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain in hopes to find a new trading route with Asia. Him and his crew end up in the Americas.
  • 1492

    Columbian Exchange Begins

    Columbian Exchange Begins
    Along with Columbus's contact with the Americas, trade began to increase. Many goods, animals, and diseases were traded between Europe and the Americas.
  • 1501

    The Safavid Empire Founded

    The Safavid Empire Founded
    The Safavid Empire was one of the greatest Iranian empires. They built their state under the unity of Shia Islam.
  • 1514

    Ottoman-Safavid Conflicts

    Ottoman-Safavid Conflicts
    The two main branches of Islam, the Ottoman Sunni and the Safavid Shia, started another long lasting conflict. Due to them sharing a border, there was always disputes and hatred.
  • 1517

    Martin Luther's 95 Theses

    Martin Luther's 95 Theses
    Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses the door of a church. His writings went against the Roman Catholic Church which sparked corruption.
  • 1526

    Mughal Empire Founded

    The Mughal Empire in India and Pakistan. It began to spread Islam and Muslim culture in South Asia
  • 1566

    Suleiman I Dies

    Suleiman I Dies
    Suleiman I, also known as Suleiman the Magnificent, was the arguably the greatest ruler of all time. He reformed and expanded the Ottoman Empire and allowed it too flourish with following rulers.
  • Sultanate of Women

    Sultanate of Women
    The Sultanate of Women was a very influential time within the Ottoman Empire. The women took strong roles and leadership within the empire.
  • Tokugawa Shogunate Founded

    The Tokugawa Shogunate was founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu. This would go on to unify Japan and build it into its modern state.
  • Chattel Slavery in America

    Chattel Slavery is the most common form of slavery. With the rise of civilizations in the New World, slavery became a way of life.
  • Devshirme Ends

    Devshirme Ends
    The Ottomans used this system to consolidate their power. They took enslaved people from tribute states and made them serve in the military or within the empire.
  • Laissez-Faire Starts

    Laissez-Faire Starts
    Laissez-Faire began to rise in these capitalism based economies. Competition became popular and free trade boosted the industrialization.
  • Industrial Revolution Begins

    Industrial Revolution Begins
    Beginning in Great Britain, the Industrial Revolution began to sweep over the world. This sparked many technological advancements and led the way for machinery made items.
  • Need for Raw Materials

    Need for Raw Materials
    If a economy wanted to succeed in this Industrial based world, they needed raw materials. Britain saw early success because of their plentiful resources.
  • Cash Crop Farming

    Cash Crop Farming
    Many farmers switched form subsistence farming to cash crop farming. The demand for the cash crops was worth it but came with sacrifices.
  • Muhammad Ali's Regin Over Egypt

    Muhammad Ali's Regin Over Egypt
    Muhammad Ali of Egypt led Egypt to the westernization and modernization seen today. He organized reforms in the military, economic, and cultural spheres.
  • Unfairness to Natives Americans

    Unfairness to Natives Americans
    Unfairness was seen in the treatment of Native Americans. This was seen with the relocation of Cherokee Nation on the Trail of Tears.
  • Manifest Destiny Begins

    Manifest Destiny Begins
    Manifest Destiny was the belief of the US expansion across North America. This helped build America into what it is today by opening many new opportunities.
  • Karl Marx Publishes The Communist Manifesto

    Karl Marx Publishes The Communist Manifesto
    Karl Marx was a very popular political figure who advocated communism. HIs ideas to solve social systems brought major attention and hate.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. Its purpose was to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of women.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    Gold was found at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. This sparked a mass migration of people to California and made it the 31st state.
  • Meiji Restoration

    Meiji Restoration
    The Meiji Restoration was a very important event that ended the Japanese Tokugawa. This resulted in modernization and industrialization.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act banned Chinese immigration to the United States. This was the first immigration law of its kind and had drastic effects on Chinese communities.
  • Berlin Conference Ends

    Berlin Conference Ends
    The Berlin Conference was a very important part of the colonization of Africa. It split Africa up into sections for European countries to colonize regardless of the native responses.
  • Trans-Siberian Railroad Construction Begins

    Trans-Siberian Railroad Construction Begins
    The Trans-Siberian Railroad became a very key benefit relating to Russia's growth. The railroad allowed for goods to be transported efficiently across a very long distance.
  • Banana Republics Rise

    Banana Republics Rise
    A Banana Republic is a country that is dependent on the exportation of a limited product, such as bananas, or minerals. This term was seen when describing Honduras and neighboring countries who were being exploited by the US.
  • Period:
    750
    to
    1258

    Abbasid Caliphate

    The Abbasid Caliphate was the second of the major Muslim dynasties. They made great advancements within Islam but became weak and eventually collapsed.
  • Period:
    960
    to
    1279

    Song Dynasty

    The Song Dynasty was a very advanced and influential dynasty that ruled over China. It made great cultural and technological advancements that have been seen throughout history.
  • Period:
    1200
    to
    1450

    Trade and Travel Innovations

    Many innovations led to such important trade and travel. Example include dhows, astrolabe, compass, caravel, and camel saddles.
  • Period:
    1206
    to
    1368

    Mongol Empire

    The Mongol Empire was the largest land based empire ever. They led conquests into other empires and brutally defeated them almost all of the time.
  • Period:
    1345
    to
    1521

    Aztec Empire

    The Aztecs were arguably the most powerful empires in Mesoamerica. They flourished using advanced agricultural methods and the tribute system.
  • Period:
    1438
    to
    1523

    Inca Empire

    The Inca Empire was a very tightly controlled empire in Peru, using the Mita system. They made improvements in roads, walls, and irrigation.
  • Period:
    1450
    to

    Age of Exploration

    The Age of Exploration was a very influential and impactful time for the whole world. Many new trade routes and networks were set up as well as civilization.
  • Period:
    1500
    to

    Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

    The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was very popular among transporting slaves from Africa to the Americas. Europe profited greatly, and Africa struggled.
  • Period:
    1517
    to

    The Reformation

    The Reformation was a movement in which the Roman Catholic church was challenged by the Protestants. This was a major shift for Christianity which split the church.
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    Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment period was a very key turning point for the world and its development. New views over religion, the world, politics and humankind in general led to many reforms and revolutions.
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    Industrial Revolution Technology

    The technological improvements seen throughout the Industrial Revolution were incredible. From the cotton gin to the telephone, the steps toward modernization were in full effect.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was the fight for freedom against British Rule. This led to the independence and founding of the United States of America.
  • Period: to

    Haitian Revolution

    The Haitian Revolution was the overthrow of the French regime in Haiti. This slave revolt resulted in abolition of slavery and independence.
  • Period: to

    Opium Wars

    Opium Wars were fought between Britain (and France in the 2nd) and the Qing Dynasty. This was fought because of the trade restrictions that the Chinese government had placed.