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AP World History Timeline Review
Transcript of AP World History Timeline Review
Technological & Environmental Transformations
Organization & Reorganization
of Human Societies
4 BC - Birth of Jesus
1492 - Voyage of Columbus
1776 - American Declaration of Indepence
1914-1918 - WWI
1945 - End of WWII
1991 - Fall of the USSR
2001 - Begin the "War on Terror"
1884 - Berlin Conference sets rules for African colonization
1517 - 95 Theses
410 AD - Sack of Rome
8,000 BC - Begin Neolithic revolution
2,600 BC - Great Pyramid at Giza
Specialization of Labor
Growth of Cities
The development of cities leads to the ancient era's most fundamental question - how do you organize all of those people?
The Neolithic (stone age) ends with the introduction of...
People begin to organize themselves into EMPIRES
The bronze age ended with the introduction of...
One last invention for this era....
Empires build important stuff
This is when the world's most important religions & philosophies were born or spread.
Trade routes really begin to expand rapidly here.
Expansion of trade spreads:
Use of goods
Religions (these change as they move)
Birth of Islam
New governmental innovations come, too.
Most notably China's civil-service exams.
Religion changes, too.
Oceania is populated, America builds her big civilizations:
The entire world now has people on it (except Antarctica, which has penguins instead).
Big Regional Traders:
Cities shrink, then grow in new places...
and in some of the old places.
Time for Europe to take over the world.
~ 1450 - Creation of Gutenberg's press
Now virtually the whole world is "discovered" by the Europeans.
So many revolutions...
Latin American Revolutions
More mixing means:
New social classes!
Growth of socialism
Invention of communism
Instead, we start seeing organization by
The Cold War - 1945-1991