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Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire Timeline
Timeline of important events in the history of the Ottoman Empire. Created by Turkish tribes in Anatolia (Asia Minor), the...
transatlantic slave trade
Transatlantic Slave Trade Causes and Effects
List of some of the causes and effects of the transatlantic slave trade. The transatlantic slave trade was the second of...
transatlantic slave trade
Transatlantic Slave Trade Timeline
Timeline of significant events related to the transatlantic slave trade. Beginning about 1500, millions of Black Africans...
Marbury v. Madison Timeline
Timeline of significant events in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison. The case arose in the aftermath of the...
Marbury v. Madison Key Facts
List of important facts regarding Marbury v. Madison. This landmark case of the U.S. Supreme Court was decided on February...
transatlantic slave trade
Transatlantic Slave Trade Key Facts
List of important facts regarding the transatlantic slave trade. From the 16th to the 19th century, this segment of the global...
Ottoman Empire
Key People of the Ottoman Empire
List of some of the major figures of the Ottoman Empire, including Osman I, its founder; Mehmed II who destroyed the Byzantine...
Ottoman Empire
Decline of the Ottoman Empire
List of some of the key factors in the decline of the Ottoman Empire. At one point the empire covered much of the Middle...
Marbury v. Madison Causes and Effects
List of causes and effects of the landmark 1803 legal case Marbury v. Madison. In one of the most important legal cases in...
John Trumbull: Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence Key Facts
List of key facts related to the Declaration of Independence. This document, approved on July 4, 1776, by the Continental...
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline
Timeline of significant events related to Martin Luther King, Jr., who led the civil rights movement in the United States...
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Achievements
List of major achievements by Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired by the belief that peaceful protest could eliminate social...
John Trumbull: Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence Timeline
Timeline of significant events related to the Declaration of Independence. The document proclaimed that the 13 original colonies...
John Trumbull: Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence Causes and Effects
List of some of the major causes and effects of the Declaration of Independence. Several years of armed conflict eventually...
Jacques-Louis David: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries
Napoleon I Timeline
Timeline of events in the life of Napoleon I, emperor of France (1804–1814/15) and one of the most celebrated figures in...
Jacques-Louis David: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries
Napoleon I’s Achievements
List of some of the most notable achievements of Napoleon I, emperor of France and master of most of Europe during the early...
Vietnam War
Overview of the Vietnam War
A listing of the belligerents of the Vietnam War and major leaders on both sides of the conflict. The war (1954–75) pitted...
Vietnam War
Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War
Lists covering some of the major causes and effects of the Vietnam War. The conflict had its roots in Vietnam’s colonial...
Vietnam War
Vietnam War Timeline
Timeline of the significant events of the Vietnam War. After winning its independence from France in 1954, Vietnam was temporarily...
Vietnam War
Key Facts of the Vietnam War
A list of some of the key facts of the Vietnam War, from its origins in the aftermath of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954...
Martin Luther
Martin Luther’s Achievements
Summary of the achievements of Martin Luther, the German priest and scholar who began the Reformation in 1517. This movement...
Magna Carta
Magna Carta Key Facts
List of important facts related to the Magna Carta, which was signed by King John of England in 1215. By declaring the sovereign...
Magna Carta
Magna Carta Causes and Effects
List of some of the major causes and effects of the influential charter of liberties known as the Magna Carta. The charter...
Spanish Inquisition
Spanish Inquisition Timeline
Timeline of significant events pertaining to the Spanish Inquisition. Although the Spanish Inquisition was authorized by...
Spanish Inquisition
Spanish Inquisition Causes and Effects
Some of the major causes and effects of the Spanish Inquisition, which became notorious for its use of torture, its secret...
Spanish Inquisition
Spanish Inquisition Key Facts
List of important facts about the Spanish Inquisition, judicial institution first authorized in 1478, ostensibly to combat...
British Empire
Decline of the British Empire
At the height of the British Empire its colonies and other territories encompassed nearly one-quarter of the world’s land...
British Empire
Key People of the British Empire
List of some of the major figures in the history of the British Empire. These leaders were instrumental in helping to establish,...
Magna Carta
Magna Carta Timeline
Timeline of significant events related to the Magna Carta, including the signing of the charter by King John of England in...
Martin Luther
Martin Luther Timeline
A timeline of the life of Martin Luther who inaugurated the Protestant Reformation in Germany in 1517. It was Luther’s intent...
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus’s Achievements
Achievements of Christopher Columbus whose arrival in the Western Hemisphere in 1492 was a pivotal event in world history....
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus Timeline
A timeline of major events in the life of Italian-born navigator and explorer Christopher Columbus, whose four transatlantic...
British Empire
British Empire Timeline
Timeline of major events in the history of the British Empire. This worldwide system of dependencies—colonies, protectorates,...
Seven Years' War: Battle of Zorndorf
Timeline of the Seven Years’ War
Timeline of events pertaining to the Seven Years’ War, which began in 1756 when Frederick II (the Great) led his Prussian...
Seven Years' War: Battle of Zorndorf
Causes and Effects of the Seven Years’
List of some of the major causes and effects of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63). This European conflict pitted Austria and...
second Opium War battle
Causes and Effects of the Opium Wars
List of some of the major causes and effects of the Opium Wars, two trading wars that erupted during the mid-19th century...
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