The 16th President of the United States. He was the leader of the Union during the Civil War and helped to advance the abolitionist movement.
A Commodore in the U.S. Navy who opened Japan to the West in 1854 with the Convention of Kanagawa.
In this time period, this country gained independence from England, fought in several wars with European countries and colonies, such as the Spanish-American War, the Seven Years War and the War of 1812.
In this time period, this country gained independence from France and became the first and only country to have a successful slave-lead revolution.
Invention of the Spinning Jenny
A machine invented by James Hargreaves, it had eight spindles onto which thread was spun simultaneously. It helped spur industrialization in Britain.
1st Opium War
The first war fought between China and Great Britain over the trade of opium. When Great Britain won, they opened five Chinese ports and obtained Hong Kong.
A system of laws and principles that outlines the nature, actions and limits of a government or institution.
An economic theory that states that the economy runs best with no governmental or societal interference. It discouraged aid to the poor and regulation.