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American clothing – 1700s

By |2017-08-10T17:39:24+00:00August 10th, 2017|Clothing, North America|

Hendrick, an Iroquois leader, in 1740 AD By the 1700s, clothing styles had changed more. There were not so many deer on the East Coast anymore, so deerskin was harder to get. Most people gave up wearing deerskin and started to wear wool and linen clothing. Because Christian settlers on the East Coast thought it was wrong to show [...]

Jesuits after 1700 – History of religion

By |2018-04-08T21:33:36+00:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|

Jesuit teachers in Brazil By the 1700s AD, the Jesuits owned a lot of farms and mines in countries all over the world. The governments of these countries started to worry that the Jesuits were too powerful. Also, the governments wanted to get their hands on all the money the Jesuits were making. The Enlightenment was making a [...]

Enlightenment in Spain – 1700s

By |2018-04-28T17:46:56+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Barbara of Portugal, Queen of Spain Elizabeth Farnese kept power in Spain until the death of her husband Philip in 1746 AD, but when Philip died power passed from Elizabeth to her step-son Ferdinand VI's wife Barbara. Ferdinand and Barbara stayed neutral between France and Britain. They refused to get involved. Like the advisers of Louis XV at the same [...]

Austria-Hungary – 1700s – Maria Theresa

By |2018-04-08T11:14:19+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Charles VI By the time the War of the Spanish Succession was over in 1714 AD, Leopold had died, and left Austria to his son, Joseph, who had also died and left it to his younger brother Charles VI (the great-great-great-great-grandsons of Charles V). This was the same Charles who almost inherited Spain, but once he was ruling Austria, he [...]

European economy in the 1700s

By |2018-04-08T11:14:15+00:00August 4th, 2017|Economy, Modern Europe|

Kids in a spinning mill in England During the 1700s AD, the first modern factories opened. At first these were spinning factories to make thread for clothing, blankets, and sheets. Because most adults were busy working on farms, factory owners hired mostly children to work in the spinning factories. In Britain in 1788, two out of three [...]