2017 Ashley Yeoh Dalat World/US History

Timeline created by Queen Cold
  • 7,000 BCE

    3.1, Mesopotamia, The rise of civilization

    Hunter-gatherers settled in Mesopotamia and learnt how to farm. The farmer grew wheat, barley, and other grains. Livestock were birds and fish.
  • 3,300 BCE

    4.1, Egypt, Hieroglyphics

    Hieroglyphics were first created in 3300 BC. Hieroglyphics were egypts first writing system. It consists of 600 symbols that is written on papyrus, long-lasting paper-like material.
  • 3,100 BCE

    4.2, Egypt, Kings unify Upper and Lower Egypt

    Menes rose to power in Upper Egypt and wanted to unify Upper Egypt with Lower Egypt. He took over Lower Egypt and created the first pharaoh and started the first dynasty.
  • 3,000 BCE

    3.2, Mesopotamia, City-states of Sumer were created

    The people in Sumer lived in Rural and Urban areas. They were the first advanced society. The combination of rural and urban areas were called city-states. The sumerians then helped start the modern day society.
  • 2,700 BCE

    4.3, Egypt, Burial Practices

    Egyptians believed that a body needs to be preserved for afterlife before being buried. They remove the organs and put it in special jars, and the body is wrapped in cloth to be preserved.
  • 2,300 BCE

    5.1, India, India's first cities

    Harappa, the city of Harapan and Mohenjo Daro were two major cities in 2300 BC of India. They neighbored each other by just 300 miles apart. The cities were guarded by city fortresses, but generally lived peacefully.
  • 2,000 BCE

    5.2, India, the caste system

    The caste system is strict system that divided the four Varnas, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Sudras, and the untouchables, they don't Belong to any caste. The people could not change their caste, only on a very, very, rare occasion could a person change a caste.
  • 1,800 BCE

    3.3, Sumer, the creation of writing

    They created cuneiform, the first writing system. They used styluses to make wedge-shaped symbols on clay tablets. Pictographs were picture symbols, where each picture represented an object. Cuneiform lets them use more complex ideas.
  • 1,595 BCE

    3.4,Mesopotamia, Kassites and Hittites

    They mastered ironworking and skillfully used the chariots. They took control of babylon for a short while but their king was assassinated. Soon after the kingdom fell into chaos.
  • 1,500 BCE

    4.4, Egypt, Kush and Egypt conquest

    Kush and Egypt were neighbors to each other. They would trade with each other and war with each other. One time Egypt, Pharaoh Thutmose, conquered Kush in 1500 BC.
  • 1,500 BCE

    6.1 China, The Shang dynasty

    The first clearly-known dynasty was the Shang dynasty in 1500 BC. It established the social order and China's first writing system.
  • 1,200 BCE

    4.5, Egypt, Invasions of Egypt

    Pharaoh Ramses II came to power. He ruled the longest in Egyptian history and fought the Hitites. He eventually signed a peace treaty with the Hittites, which made them great allies.
  • 1,100 BCE

    6.2 China, Zhou Dynasty.

    The Zhou Dynasty possessed the Mandate of Heaven, that gave them the power to rule. They expanded their rule from the Huang He to the Chang Jiang. They also made a newer political system.
  • -800 BCE

    8.3, Greece, Epic Poetry

    A poet named Homer created any famous pieces of poetry and and stories. He wrote the story of the Trojan War, The Odyssey, and The Iliad. His stories were considered great literature works. In the ancient Greeks time, his stories were a central education system.
  • -753 BCE

    10.1, Italy/Rome, Romulus and Remus

    Romulus and Remus are descendents of Aeneas, long story short he help Italy after leaving Greece after the Trojan war. They were twin brother and they founded Rome. They were rescued by a wolf when they were babies and the wolf raised them. Later a shepherd found and adopted them. They decided to build and city and when Remus mocked Romulus’s idea, Romulus killed Remus and named the city after himself.
  • -600 BCE

    8.1 , Greece, City-States and Colonization

    After people started to settle in Greece, they started to think of things other than defense. They eventually reached the same idea: colonization. They set up colonies in other lands and each colony became a new City-State,or polis in Greek.
  • -600 BCE

    9.2, Athens, Athenian Women

    Even though they valued education, Athenian women did not receive education. In Athens women had no rights at all. They learnt to weave and sew. They had to obey their husband or father, could not leave their homes, nor buy or own anything.
  • -600 BCE

    9.2, Sparta, Spartan Women

    In comparison to Athen, Spartan women had rights. They could own land and ran the household while their husbands were gone. They didn’t spin cloth or weave because in Sparta those jobs were for slaves. Women learnt to receive physical training like, run jump, wrestle, and throw javelins. Spartan believed that the training would help women bear healthy children.
  • -563 BCE

    5.3, India, Siddhartha Guatama's quest for answers

    Siddhartha was born on 563 BC in northern India. He was part of the Kshatriya, warrior class. He never had problems with people because of his class. He wasn't satisfied and when he saw how hard others had it he questioned life. By 30 he had already left his home in search of answers.
  • -550 BCE

    9.1, Persia, Cyrus The Great

    Cyrus over took a group of people that ruled over Persia called Medes. He conquered many land and created the Persian Empire. He let people keep their customs in hopes that they wouldn’t rebel.
  • -500 BCE

    8.2, Greece, Democracy

    In 500 BC, a new leader named Cleisthenes created a new government called democracy, which is to rule by the people. The citizens of Greece could take votes on rules and many others.
  • -450 BCE

    10.2, Rome, Written laws

    At first they didn’t write it down, making many upset abou breaking laws, they didn’t know existed. So they wrote down the laws they created on 12 bronze tables/tablets and displayed it in the Forum, Rome’s public meeting place.
  • -387 BCE

    10.3, Rome, Territory growth

    Gauls attacked Rome once and took over their city but the Romans gave the Gauls a latte amount of money to leave their city. Following, many other cities tried to attack Rome for their money. Rome fought back and took over their land and later they took over all of the Italian Peninsula.
  • -332 BCE

    9.3, Persia, The new empire

    Alexander the Great wanted to conquer the Persian Empire. He attacked them again and again and defeated them each time, but they wouldn’t let him rule. He went to Egypt that was part of the Persian Empire. The Persian governor surrendered and crowned Alexander the pharaoh. He later attacked the Persian army for the last time and killed the king. He was then crowned the king of the new Persian Empire.
  • -300 BCE

    9.4, Greece, Mathematics

    Greeks studied math. One Greek named Euclid loved geometry, the study of lines, angles, and shapes. Many of our rules of geometry come from Euclid. Another Greek geographer used maths to calculate Earth’s size. Later a Greek women named Hypatia taught math and astronomy.
  • -270 BCE

    5.4, India, King Asoka

    Asoka is the grandson of Candragupta Maurya. He was the strongest ruler of all the Mauryan empires. During his rule he converted to Buddhism. After that he improved many of his people's lives by building roads and digging wells.
  • -221 BCE

    6.3 China, Qin Dynasty unified China

    The first emperor in all of China is Shi Huang Di. He unified all of China by conquering all the other dynasties. As an emperor, he made many policies and used legalism as his rule.
  • -140 BCE

    6.4 China, Han Dynasty, Emperor Wudi

    Emperor Wudi wanted a strong government. Confucianism became China's government system. He also valued education, so government officials had to have education.
  • -58 BCE

    11.1, Rome, Julius Ceasar

    Julius Ceasar was a great general that was skilled in battle. He conquered nearly all of Gaul. He later declared himself king of Rome, dictator, and removed power from the senate. The senate was not pleased and killed him, they thought the people would be happy but the citizens thought that he was a good dictator.
  • AD 1

    11.2, Bethlehem, Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus started the new religion called Christianity based onthis life and teachings. Christians believe that Jesus’s father was God. He had many followers but in AD 30 he was arrested and later killed by crucifixion. Three days later, he rose from the dead and his disciples said that they saw him.
  • 100

    5.5, India, Mathematics and other sciences

    The Indians were advanced at mathematicians in their days. They developed the Hindu-Arabic numerals that we use today. They also practiced inoculation, injecting small doses of poison in their body to build stronger defenses against poison. Doctors did surgery but if they couldn't find a cure they'd use "magic" to help them recover. The Indians were also interested in astronomy. They knew seven planets in our solar system, the sun is a star that has planets circle it, and the earth is a sphere.
  • 200

    6.5 China, The Silk Road

    The Silk Road was a 4000 mile long trading network from China to the Mediterranean Sea. Chinese traders sold the goods to Central Asia traders, who sold it to other trader to bring somewhere else.
  • 527

    11.3, Rome, The Eastern Empire

    Rome was split in two, the western, that was destroyed, and the eastern. Justinian was a Roman emperor that wanted to reunite Rome. He removed out of date and non christian laws and organized a new legal system. Despite his help, people didn’t like him. They had an uprising in 532 AD but Justinian's wife, Theodora, helped him crush the riots and rule efficiently for the rest of his reign. After he died, invaders came and in 1453, the eastern Empire was destroyed.
  • 570

    12.1, Arabia, The two ways of life

    In Arabia, the land was mostly deserts. The people created two ways of life, the nomadic and sedentary life. Nomads travel all over Arabia, finding oases for water, and had animals to provide milk, meat, wool, and leather. The sedentary people lived in one place. They lived at oases, farmed, and traded with merchants, craftspeople, and caravans.
  • 700

    12.2, Arabia, the five pillars of Islam

    The five pillars of Islam are five acts of worship that all Muslims must do. One, the first pillar is stating their faith, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is his prophet.” The second pillar is praying five times per day. The third is giving to the poor. The fourth is fasting during the month of Ramadan. The last and fifth pillar is traveling to Mecca at least once on a haji.
  • 800

    12.4, Arabia, Literature and arts

    Poetry was popular in the Muslim world. Sufi poets wrote about loyalty to God. One of the famous Sufi poets was Omar Khayyám. The Muslims also enjoyed short stories. A famous one is the thousand and on nights that include Sinbad, Aladdin, and Ali Baba. Architecture was the Muslims famous art. Muslim artist also created calligraphy that we use at times.
  • 1526

    12.3, Arabia, The Mughal Empire

    The Mughals were Turkish Muslims from Central Asia. An emperor named Akbar conquered many lands and strengthened the Mughal government. He made a religious tolerant policy and ended the tax to non-Muslims. The Mughal culture was mixed with Persian, Islamic, and Hindu elements. The Mughal were known for their amazing architecture. They created the Taj Mahal. In 1600, an emperor reversed the religious policy and the Empire started to fall apart.
  • Ch. 3, Modern Day, Babylon, now Baghdad, Iraq, Hammurabi's Code is made

    Hammurabi had a set of laws that inspired the modern day laws today. He made laws on everything, some of which is still in modern days laws.
  • Ch. 5, Modern Day, India, Buddhism

    In 200 to 251 BC, Buddhist missionaries were sent out of India to spread. They sent missionaries to Central Asia, Persia, even as far as Syria and Egypt, than it spread through the Silk Road to China, Korea, and Japan.Now Buddhism is a very large and well known religion.
  • Ch. 4, Modern Day, Egypt, Family life

    In Egypt, women had rights to own property, make contracts, and divorce. They started divorce, but also started women rights. Which we now have.
  • Ch. 6, Modern Day, China, Family origins

    My mom's side of the family all originates from China. One of them that is still alive came from a boat to Penang because China was getting poor
  • Ch. 8, Modern Day, Greece, Mythology

    Many people now know many things about Greek mythology, like centaurs, cyclops, etc. Their stories have also become expressions, like Achilles heel, sirens, etc.
  • Ch.9, Modern Day, Greece, Drama

    Those who love drama can thank the Greeks for drama. The Greeks created drama and plays. Word of drama and plays travelled all over the world. Now we have Chinese drama, Korean drama, and plays.
  • Ch.10, Modern Day, Rome, Government

    The Romans created the Republic system that the people in US use today. The Romans created the magistrates, senates, and the assemblies and tribunes. They also created the checks and balance system that America uses.
  • Ch. 11, Modern Day, Rome, Chrisianity

    The Roman Empire was when Christianity was introduced. Christianity now is very world wide and spread out. It was also separated into many denominations. One which is the Roman catholic, which is my denomination of Christians.
  • Ch. 12, Modern Day, Arabia, Medicine

    The Muslims had the greatest achievements in medicine. They combined
  • Period:
    7,000 BCE
    to
    -500 BCE

    Ch. 3, Early Fertile Cresent People

    Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Hittites and Kassites, Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Phoenicians.
  • Period:
    4,500 BCE
    to
    400

    Ch. 4, Ancient Egypt and Kush

    Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, Achievements, and Ancient Kush
  • Period:
    2,300 BCE
    to
    500

    Ch. 5, Ancient India

    Early India, the origins of many religions such as, Hinduism and Buddhism. The indian empires, and the Indian achievements.
  • Period:
    2,000 BCE
    to
    -500 BCE

    Ch. 8, Ancient Greece

    Geography, Government, Mythology, and Literature .
  • Period:
    1,600 BCE
    to
    AD 1

    Ch. 6, Ancient China

    Early China, the Zhou dynasty, Qin dynasty, Han dynasty, and other cultures
  • Period:
    -753 BCE
    to
    -27 BCE

    Ch. 10 The Roman Republic

    Geography and Rise of Rome, Government and Society,The Republic
  • Period:
    -550 BCE
    to
    -30 BCE

    Ch. 9, The Greek World

    Greece and Persia
    Sparta and Athens
    Alexander the Great
    Greek Achievements
  • Period:
    -50 BCE
    to
    1453

    Ch. 11, Rome and Christianity

    From Republic to Empire, The Roman Empire and Religion, The End of the Empire
  • Period:
    550
    to

    Ch.12 The Islamic World

    The roots of Islam, Islamic beliefs and practices, Islamic Empires, and Cultural achievements