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44 Must Know Dates for AP World History

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Amanda DoAmaral

amanda doamaral

August 3, 2020


AP World Dates to Remember!

There will never be a question on the AP® World History exam that specifically requires you to remember a date. However, you do need to know the timeline of events to place cause and effect. Plus, you can earn evidence points for knowing dates. The following are the most important dates to remember:

Study Tip: Create your own quizlet deck and study these dates! There are tons of decks already made with these dates (ex. here), but actually creating the deck is an important step in studying.

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Period 1 - 1200-1450

Watch: AP World History - 🎥 Unit 1 and Unit 2 Review

1258 CE - Mongols sack Baghdad

1271 - 1295 CE - Marco Polo's Travels

1324 CE - Mansa Musa's pilgrimage

1325 - 1349 CE - Ibn Battuta's Travels

1347 - 1348 CE - Bubonic Plague in Europe

1405 - 1433 CE - Zheng He's voyages

 

Period 2 - 1450-1750

Watch: AP World History - 🎥 Unit 3 and Unit 4 Review

1453 CE - Ottomans seized Constantinople

1492 CE - Columbus sailed to Americas

1502 CE - First slaves to the Americas

1517 CE - Martin Luther/95 Theses

1521 CE - Cortez conquered the Aztecs

1533 CE - Pizarro conquered the Incas

1618 - 1648 CE - 30 Years War

1689 CE - Glorious Revolution

 

Period 3 - 1750-1900

Watch: AP World History - 🎥 Unit 5 and Unit 6 Review + 🎮 Trivia 

1750s CE - Industrialization begins in England

1756 - 1763 CE - 7 Years' War

1776 CE - Declaration of Independence

1789 CE - French Revolution begins

1804 CE - Haitian Independence

1839 - 1860s CE - Opium Wars in China

1848 CE - Communist Manifesto (Marx & Engels)

1857 CE - Sepoy Mutiny in India

1885 CE - Berlin Conference (Scramble for Africa)

 

Period 4 - 1900 to the Present

Watch: AP World History - 🎥 Unit 7, Unit 8, and Unit 9 Review

1905 CE - Russo-Japanese War

1910 - 1920 CE - Mexican Revolution

1911 CE - Chinese Revolution

1914 - 1918 CE - World War I

1917 CE - Russian Revolution

1929 CE - Start of Great Depression

1931 CE - Japanese Invasion of Manchuria

1939 CE - German invasion of Poland

1945 CE - End of WWII

1947 CE - Partition of India & Pakistan

1948 CE - Creation of state of Israel

1949 CE - Mao Zedong comes to power in China

1950 - 1953 CE - Korean War

1954 CE - Vietnam defeats France, Dien Bien Phu

1959 CE - Cuban Revolution

1962 CE - Cuban Missile Crisis

1967 CE - Chinese Cultural Revolution

1979 CE - Iranian Revolution

1989 CE - Fall of Berlin Wall

1991 CE - Fall of USSR/First Gulf War

2001 CE - 9/11 Terror Attacks on US

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