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1 Foundations 1. Qin unified China 2. Alexander the Great 3. Roman capital moved to Constantinople 4. Greek Golden Age - philosophers, etc. 5. Beginnings of Christianity 6. Beginnings of Bronze Age - and early civilizations 7. end of Pax Romana 8. Fall of Rome 9. Iron Age 10. Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire 11. end of Han Dynasty 12. life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzi (beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taosim) 13. Beginnings of agriculture 14. Beginning of Trans-Saharan Trade Routes

2 Mongols sack Baghdad Bubonic plague in Europe 1 st Schism in Christian Church travels of Ibn Battuta Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move into France) end of Zheng He s voyages Rise of Islam Mansa Musa s pilgrimage Marco Polo s travels 10. Norman conquest of England 11. Battle of Manzikert (Seljuk Turks over Byzantium) 12. Rise of Ottomans st Crusade

3 Martin Luther/95 theses 2. unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna 3. Battle of Sekigahara - unification of Japan - beginning of Tokugawa rule 4. Columbus / Reconquista of Spain 5. Cortez conquered the Aztecs 6. defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British 7. Dias rounded Cape of Good Hope 8. foundation of Jamestown years war 10. Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights 11. Ottomans capture Constantinople 12. Pizarro toppled the Inca st Slaves to Americas 14. Battle of Lepanto (defeat of Ottoman Navy)

4 st Opium War in China 2. 7 years war/french and Indian War 3. American Revolution/Smith writes Wealth of Nations 4. Berlin Conference - division of Africa 5. Boer War - British in control of South Africa 6. Chinese Revolution / End of Dynastic China 7. Commodore Perry opens Japan 8. Congress of Vienna 9. Emancipation Proclamation in US 10. end of Russian serfdom/italian unification 11. European revolutions/marx & Engles write Communist Manifesto 12. French Revolution begins 13. German unification 14. Haitian independence 15. Independence in Latin America 16. Mexican Revolution 17. Russo-Japanese war 18. Sepoy Mutiny 19. Spanish-American War - US acquires Philippine, Cuba, Guam, & Puerto Rico

5 1914-present 1. 1 st Palestinian Intifada 2. 6-day war/chinese Cultural Revolution 3. 9/11 4. birth of Israel 5. Chinese Communist Revolution 6. Cuban Revolution 7. Cuban missile crisis 8. de-stalinization/nationalization of Suez Canal 9. end of WWII 10. fall of USSR/1st Gulf war 11. genocide in Rwanda/1st all race elections in S. Africa 12. German blitzkrieg in Poland 13. independence & partition of India 14. Iranian Revolution 15. Italian invasion of Ethiopia 16. Japanese invasion of Manchuria 17. Korean War 18. Pearl Harbor 19. Russian Revolution 20. stock market crash 21. Tiananmen Square/fall of Berlin Wall 22. Treaty of Versailles - end of WWI 23. Vietnamese defeat French at Dien Bien Phu 24. WWI begins 25. Yom Kippur war

6 6 APWH Must-Know Dates Foundations (8000 B.C.E CE) 8000 B.C.E. - Beginnings of agriculture 3000 B.C.E. - Beginnings of Bronze Age - early civ s 1300 B.C.E. - Iron Age 6 th century B.C.E. - life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tsu (beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taosim) 5 th C B.C.E. - Greek Golden Age - philosophers. 323 B.C.E. - Alexander the Great 221 B.C.E. - Qin unified China 32 C.E. - Beginnings of Christianity 180 C.E. - end of Pax Romana 220 C.E. - end of Han Dynasty Roman capital moved to Constantinople 4 th C - Beginning of Trans-Saharan Trade Routes Fall of Rome Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire Founding of Islam Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move into France) Great Schism in Christian Church (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox Norman conquest of England Battle of Manzikert (Seljuk Turks defeat Byz) st Crusade Mongols sack Baghdad Marco Polo travels Mansa Musa s pilgrimage travels of Ibn Battuta Bubonic plague in Europe end of Zheng He s voyages/rise of Ottomans Ottomans capture Constantinople Dias rounded Cape of Good Hope Columbus sailed the ocean blue/ Reconquista of Spain st Slaves to Americas Martin Luther/95 theses Cortez conquered the Aztecs Pizarro toppled the Inca Battle of Lepanto, (naval defeat of Ottomans) defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British Battle of Sekigahara - beginning of Tokugawa foundation of Jamestown years war unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights Industrial Revolution years war/french and Indian War American Revolution/Smith writes Wealth of Nations French Revolution Haitian independence Congress of Vienna 1820s- Independence in Latin America st opium war in China European revolutions/marx & Engles write Communist Manifesto Commodore Perry opens Japan Sepoy Mutiny end of Russian serfdom/italian unification Emancipation Proclamation in US German unification Berlin Conference - division of Africa Spanish-American War - US acquires Philippines, Cuba, Guam, & Puerto Rico Boer War - British in control of South Africa Russo-Japanese war Mexican Revolution Chinese Revolution 1914-present WWI Russian Revolution Treaty of Versailles - end of WWI stock market crash Japanese invasion of Manchuria Italian invasion of Ethiopia German blitzkrieg in Poland Pearl Harbor, entry of US into WWII end of WWII independence & partition of India birth of Israel Chinese Communist Revolution Korean War Vietnamese defeat French at Dien Bien Phu de-stalinization/nationalization of Suez Canal Cuban Revolution Cuban missile crisis day war/chinese Cultural Revolution Yom Kippur war Iranian Revolution st Palestinian Intifada Tiananmen Square/fall of Berlin Wall fall of USSR/1 st Gulf war genocide in Rwanda/1 st all race elections in S. Africa /11 Attacks

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