The year William the Conqueror became the first Norman king of England after defeating the English at the Battle of Hastings. This laid the foundation for centralized government.
The year the Magna Carta was signed by King John. It was the first document to limit the power of government.
The year the Italian navigator, Christopher Columbus, who sailed with the support of the Spanish crown, arrived in the Americas.
The year the French Revolution began with a peasant revolt that sought to limit the powers of the Catholic church and weaken the power of the nobility and monarch.
The years of World War I which were triggered by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and ended with the Treaty of Versailles.
Found along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, this was the first early river civilization. The cities in this area were governed by city-states and used irrigation to produced their corps.
The years of World War II, which began with the German invasion of Poland and ended with the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This religion was founded by Siddhartha Gautama and explained the way to salvation through self-discipline and poverty. It evolved from Hinduism in northern India and Nepal.
An economic system in which the factors of production are privately owned and supply and demand answer the economic questions of what, when, why, and how to produce.
This religion is a belief in one God and in Jesus Christ as the messiah who freed followers from Roman rule and fulfilled the prophesy of the scriptures.
A political and economic system where factors of production are collectively owned and directed by the state.