APWH Must Know Dates


Key Dates Or Events In AP World History, Terms Underlined You Should Know The Actual Date, The Rest You Should Relative To Other Dates Or At Least Chronologically.
  
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8000 BCE - Beginnings of agriculture (beginnings of Neolithic Era)
 
3500 BCE – invention of wheel, plough (Mesopotamia) and sail (Egypt)
 
Chese inventions increased the productivity of agriculture (plough) and made transportation of goods and people (wheel and sail) easier which led to increased trade and other interaction, as well as led to others advances in technology (wheel --> chariot, pulleys, etc)
3200 BCE – Invention of writing in Mesopotamia
 
3000 BCE – founding of first cities in Sumeria
 
7th C BCE – invention of ironworking
 
5th century BCE - Beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism and Greek Golden Age
 
These major belief systems created fundamental values for societies through the present, (including those who did not have belief systems created during this time (e.g. Hindu and Jewish societies) as their belief systems were also modified during this time) and created an explanation for why things are the way they are in the world, recommending certain behaviors (like learning), influenced art, architecture and literature, and in some cases setting a path to reaching a better existence after death
323 BCE - Alexander the Great
 
221 BCE – Qin unified China
 
184 BCE – Fall of the Mauryan dynasty
 
32 CE - Beginnings of Christianity
 
180 CE – end of Pax Romana
 
220 CE – end of Han Dynasty
 
312 CE - Roman Emperor Constantine converts to Christianity
 
320- rise of the Gupta in India
 
333 – Roman capital moved to Constantinople
 
476 – Fall of Rome in the West ends 800 years of Roman hegemony
 
527 – Justinian rules Byzantine Empire
 
550- Fall of the Gupta in India
 
622 - Rise of Islam
 
730 - Printing invented in China
 
732 – Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move to France)
 
900- Decline of classical Maya
 
1054 – Schism of Greek and Latin Christian Churches divides Christianity permanently into two geographical and denominational halves
 
1066 – Norman Conquest of England
 
1071 – Seljuk defeat of Byzantines (Battle of Manzikert)
 
1095 – 1st Crusade
 
1206 - Genghis Khan begins his conquest of Asia
 
1215 - Magna Carta signed by King John at Runnymede: beginning of constitutional rule
 
1258 – Mongols sack Baghdad
 
1300s - Rise of Ottomans
 
also marks the introduction of Asian military technology into Europe; as well as bringing relative religious toleration to the region
1324 – Mansa Musa’s pilgrimage
 
; wrecks havoc on the Muslims economy with his largesse that single-handedly causes inflation;

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