December 31, 2023
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Martin Luther posts 95 Theses in Wittenburg Influenced the way people thought about the church and changed their point of view.
Cortez lands in Mexico and conquered the Aztecs It forced the Aztecs to adapt to a new style of living and being forced to move off their land influencing where the Spanish and indigenous people live today.
Copernicus heliocentric universe This went against the Catholic Church’s geocentric theory and was ignored for about 100 years.
Galileo condemned by the Catholic Church Brought back the heliocentric theory and had a great impact on the church and the people.
Locke publishes his Two Treatises on Government Locke’s works influence the American government tremendously that built most of the framework for it.
Montesquieu publishes The Spirit of Laws Montesquieu influence the 3 branches of government in the US government and made checks and balances.
The Boston Massacre killed five colonists in street brawl with British Soldiers This is one of the main events that took place before the American Revolution
British surrender at Yorktown This ended the Battle of Yorktown during the Revolutionary War which helped the Americans live independently and no longer under the British Crown.
(Sep 3, 1783) Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years War Ended the war between European countries and Indians, influenced political, economic and governmental relations with European countries and the land they conquered from the indians.
Ratification of the US Constitution This finally separated the US from the "Mother Country" was to be seen as an independent nation.
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