Ms. Kittelson 2013-2014
History-Social Science Test Prep
Significant Time Periods/Ages/Eras/Eons

List ot Time Periods

Historical Time Periods
Prehistoric: Stone; Copper; Bronze; Iron (Archeological)
Geological - e.g., Ice Age
Timeline of Evolution
Antiquity (Ancient) from Recorded to Early Middle
Middle Ages 5th Century - 15th Century CE
Dark Ages 4th Century to 900 CE
Viking Age 793-1066 CE
High Middle Ages (Feudalism) 1000-1300 CE
Late Middle Ages 1300-1500 CE
The Renaissance 14th-16th Centuries
Age of Discovery 15th-17th Centuries
Age of Englightenment or Reason 1700s
Modern Era 18th-20th Century
Industrial Revolution

Significant Events

The Big Bang - 13.75 Million Years
The Birth of Buddha 624 BCE
The Fall of the Roman Empire 476 BCE
The Nativity of Jesus Between 6 -4 BCE
The Birth of Muhammad 570 CE
The Crusades 11th-13th Centuries
The Rise of the Ming Dynasty 1330-1367
Boston Tea Party 1773
California Missions 1769-1823 (1833)
California Ranchos 1834-1849

Russian Revolution 1917
The Great Depression 1929-1940's
FDR's New Deal 1930's
Pearl Harbor 1941
D-Day - The Invasion of Normandy June 6, 1944
The Holocaust - WWII
The Truman Doctrine - At Beginning of Cold War
The Berlin Blockade 1948-49
Japanese-American Internment
The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Atomic Testing
Moon Landing Object 1959, Human 1969
End of the Draft
Apartheid in South Africa
Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989
World Trade Center 2001

Significant Wars (Mostly US)

Ancient Wars Before1000 CE
The Crusades 1071-1600
Wars of the Roses 1455-1485
Mexican American War 1846-48
Spanish American War 1898
American Revolutionary War 1775-1783
Civil War 1861-1865
WWI 1914-1918
WWII 1939-45
Korean War
Vietnam War
Cold War
Persian Gulf War

Significant Players

Greek Philosophers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle et al
Roman Emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Titus, Pius et al
Julius Caesar - From Republic to Empire 100 - 44 BCE
Dynasties and Dynasts
Native Americans e.g., Chief Seattle, Sitting Bull
Founding Fathers
Philosophers: John Locke, Adam Smith, Karl Marx
Dictators: Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, etc
Revolutionaries: Spartacus, Russian Cossacks, Robespierre and Rousseau, Simon Bolivar, Che Guevara, Benito Juarez, Emiliano Zapata, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, Cesar Chavez
Scientists: Capernicus, Gallileo, Einstein, Newton
Supreme Court Justices
Media Moguls
Significant Speeches/Letters

A Letter from Christopher Columbus 1490's
Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty" 1775
The Farewell Address of George Washington, 1796
The Monroe Doctrine 1823
The Gettysburg Address 1863
JFK's Inaugural Address
MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech
MLKs Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Significant Books

The I Ching 5000 BCE.
Greek Texts BCE
Bible 2nd Century BCE (New T 1st Century CE)
Bhagadvad Gita 200 BCE
Quran 610 CE
On the Origin of Species 1842
Communist Manifesto 1848
Das Kapital 1867
The Wealth of Nations 1776

Significant Documents

The Magna Carta 1215
Constitution of the Iroquois Nation
Mayflower Compact 1620
The Bill of Rights 1689 (England)
Thomas Paine's Common Sense Pamphlet
The Declaration of Independence 1776
The Articles of Confederation 1777
The Federalist Papers
Missouri Compromise
The U.S. Constitution 1787
The Proclamation of Neutrality

The Constitution of the Confederate States 1861

The Emancipation Proclamation 1864
The Espionage Act of 1917
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The War Powers Resolution 1973
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
The Patriot Act of 2001

Significant Court Cases

Marbury v. Madison 1803
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Korematsu v. United States (1944)
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
United States v. Nixon (1974)
Regents of the U of CA v. Bakke (1978)
New Jersey v. T.L.O (1985)
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988)
Texas v. Johnson (1989)
Bush v. Gore 2000
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 2010
Nat. Fed. of Independent Business v. Sebelius 2012
Arizona v. United States 2012
Marriage Equality TBD

Significant Facts/Theories/Tidbits

History of the Calendar: Julian, Gregorian et al
The Separation of Powers: Three Branches of Gov't
How a Bill Becomes Law
Parliamentary Procedure - Robert's Rules of Order

Significant Places

7 Wonders of the World (Evolving Lists)
TimeMaps -  3500 BCE to 2005 CE

Significant Terms

BCE = Before Common Era; CE = Common Era

U.S. History Glossary
World History Audio Glossary
AP World History Flash Cards