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  • Age of World Wars
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Age of Revolutions

1763-1848

1763-1783: The American Revolution

  • 1765: The Stamp Act is passed.
  • 1770: The Boston Massacre.
  • 1775: Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • 1776: American Declaration of Independence.
  • 1781: British surrender at Yorktown.

1789-1815: The French Revolution

  • 1789: The Estates-General are called.
  • 1792: The French monarchy is abolished.
  • 1793: Louis XVI is executed.
  • 1794: Danton is executed.
  • 1795: The Directory is established.

1799-1815: Napoleonic Europe

  • 1799: The Coup of 18 Brumaire.
  • 1804: Napoleon crowns himself "Emperor of the French."
  • 1812: Napoleon invades Russia.
  • 1814: The Congress of Vienna convenes.

1815-1848: Revolutions of Liberal Nationalism

  • 1817: Simon Bolivar becomes president of Gran Columbia.
  • 1825: Decembrist Revolt in Russia.
  • 1830: The July Monarchy of Louis Philippe is established.
  • 1848: The Revolutions of 1848

1712-1866: The First Industrial Revolution and Its Spread

  • 1807: Robert Fulton begins steamship service on the Hudson River.
  • 1830: George Stephenson begins rail service between Liverpool and London.
  • 1840: Samuel Cunard begins transatlantic steamship service.

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