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Late Modern Timeline

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Michael Chang

on 15 April 2014

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Late Modern Timeline
American Revolution 1775-1783
A rebellion of the thirteen American colonies along the Atlantic coast and was led by Washington of the Continental Army
The revolution resulted in the independence for former British colonies
The result of the Revolution eventually led to the formation of the United States of America
Haitian Revolution 1791-1804
The revolution was led by Toussaint L'Ouverture in the St. Domingu, which was a French colony
It was influenced by the success of the French revolution, causing the slaves in St. Domingue to revolt
Was successful slave revolt and resulted in Hatian independance and fueled other slave revolts in Latin America
Opium War 1839-1842
This was the first Opium War, the second was fought from 1856-1860
The Opium War was fought between the Qing Empire of China and the British
It was fought to protect British trade in Opium, the British were victorious
The War resulted in the opening of Hong Kong as a British port for trade
Taiping Rebellion 1850-1864
A prolonged uprising against the Manchu ruled China
Took place in Qing China and was led by Hong Xiuquan though the rebellion failed
Xiuquan was a semi-Christianized prohphet and sought to overthrow the Qing dynasty and the Confucian basis of scholar-genry
Believed he was the
brother of Jesus
Ended up commiting
Emancipation of slaves in US 1863
The Emancipation Proclimation established by Abraham Lincoln called for the freedom of slaves in the United States
It was a step towards the outlawing of slavery and the granting of citizenship to slaves
Boxer Rebellion 1898-1900
The war was fought between the US and Spain
It centered on Cuba and Puerto Rico, which were Spain's last colonies in the Americas
The war also permitted American intervention in Caribbean and the annexation of Puerto Rico and the Phillipines
The Boxer Rebellion was an outburst of anger aimed at foreigners, wanting them expelled from China
Due the intervention of Western powers in China, the rebellion failed
The power of provincial officials and control by Europeans were enhanced with the defeat of China
World War I 1914-1918
Fought between the Central Powers, (Germany and Austria–Hungary, joined later by Turkey and Bulgaria) and Allied Powers, (Britain and its dominions, France, Russia, joined later by Italy and the US
Began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Auestria
Long term causes of the war were an unstable alliance system in Europe, competition, as well as nationalism
French Revolution
The Revolution was the source of many liberal movements and constitutions in Europe; it was led by nationalism and enlightenment ideas
It resulted in the overthrow of old regimes and the Bourban monarchy
The Revolution ended with the establishment of the French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte
Monroe Doctrine 1823
Stated by James Monroe, 5th president
The Doctrine was supported by Great Britain as a means of opening Latin American trade
Said that any attempt of European colonization in the Americas would be considered unfriendly act by the US
War 1846-1848
This war was fought between Mexico and the United States after the annexation of Texas, which Mexico still believed to be theirs
The United States defeated the Mexicans
Resulted in Mexico losing about a half of its national territory to the US
Emancipation for
serfs in Russia 1861
Alexander II modernized Russia with a series of great reforms and ended serfdom inf Russia
One of the last nations on earth to get rid of coercive labor
The serfs were granted their independence, but they still had to repay the land that they were given to work/live on
They still lived in poverty and obtained no political rights even after their freedom
Meiji Restoration in Japan 1868-1912
The Meji Restoration marked the start of Japanese Westernization and modernization
During this time, the samurai class was abolished and the industrial working class grew
The Meiki government abolished feudalism and expanded the power of tthe state to effect economic and social chage
Spanish-American War 1898
The Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish-American War, and in doing so, ended the Spanish rule over Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, etc.
The treaty also gave the Philippines to the United States
Eventually, the Philippines were allowed to rule themselves in 1935 and later gained their independence in 1946.
Construction of the Panama Canal begins 1904
The construction of the Panama Canal was an aspect of American intervention in Latin America, Theodore Roosavelt was a major force behind the canal
It provided a short route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Resulted from the US's support for the Panamanian independance in return for a grant to exclusive rights to the canal
Finished in 1914
US acquires the Philippines 1898
Late Modern Period Timeline
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