Traces the devolpment of Western culture from Greece through Indutrialization
Created by ravenware55 on Jan 4, 2011
Last updated: 01/07/11 at 07:20 AM
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Thinkers such as Locke, Voltaire, Beccaria, Montesquieu Place: Europe Took methods of science (reason and observation) and applied to study of government and humans. Locke: natural rights (life, liberty and property) Voltaire: free speech Influenced by methods of scientific Revolution French and American Revolutions were based on idea that government could be overthrown if not protecting people's rights (Locke).
Scientists Copernicus, Galileo, Newton. Francis Bacon came up with Scientific Method. Place: Europe Modern methods of science established including scientific method, using reason and observation to understand the natural world. Copernicus proposed heliocentric view (sun at center), Galileo and Newton started proving it. Renaissance revived scientific views of the world (rather than just faith of Middle Ages). Still today we use the scientific method and the view of science to understand the world. We believe in heliocentric model. Without understanding the planets, we couldn't have satellites which is the basis of our communications today.
Rome fell, then Europe entered the "Dark Ages," a time when culture was much less advanced because ruled by "barbarians" (Germanic peoples). Organized society with feudalism. Germanic people conquered Rome, so when they took over, culture went dark. Also, religion of Christianity came from Roman
It began in Italy and spread throughout Europe Rebirth of Greek and Roman ideas, emphasis on beauty and art/architecture
I personally think Ancient Rome is goregeous. But one event that has probably had a big impact on society would be the Renissance. Now days everyone loves movies, music, art shows, and flashy clothing. But its cool to think that it takes a western civilization timeline to recognize how different modern society would be without the T.V. shows, music videos, dand designer clothes. The difference between back then and then and now on plays and clothes is a dramatic difference.
The time period of the Indutrial Revolution was a great engineering period of time. This was when changes occured in agriculture, textiles, metal manufacture, & transportation.
Technical difficulties with uploading a photo for the Industrial Revolution slide. Sorry.
French overthrew government, then fought most of Europe France (and other European countries of Napoleon's Grand Empire) Third Estate (commoners) were the only group paying taxes, there was a financial crisis which led to the start of commoners revolting against their government. Based ideas on American Revolution and the Enlightenment - equality, liberty, etc. Napoleon spread the ideals of the revolution (equality, etc) to other European countries. Influenced by American Revolution and Enlightenment Spread ideas of equality and liberty throughout Europe.
Europeans and Africans Africa (slaves taken from there), Americas (slaves brought here) Millions of slaves brought to Americas from Africa
German monk protested against abuses in the church and started Lutheranism. Martin Luther wrote 95 Theses - complaints about corruption in the church such as the selling of Indulgences (salvation). The church excommunication him and he began his own church - Lutheranism.
Christopher Columbus was sent by Spain to find a route to India. Landed in the Americas, Spanish colonized Central and much of South America. Enslaved Native Americans and many died 1492 was date of first voyage to Americas Photo problems.
Romans- Italian Peninsula, the Roman empire stretched around the Mediterranean. Ancient Rome was very advanced and gave the world many new inventions.
Architecture, First Olympics, First drama, human sculptures.