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13 08, 2017

Mississippians and American history

By |2018-11-20T10:05:20-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Excavation of a house at Joara The Little Ice Age The people who lived in the lower Mississippi valley (modern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama) were not doing so well around 1500 AD. The Little Ice Age of the 1400s, or some other crisis, had weakened their economic and political system. But they were farming corn and beans and [...]

13 08, 2017

Iroquois history: the Revolutionary War

By |2019-09-27T05:47:34-07:00August 13th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Later Iroquois history: Trade beads made in Venice in the 1600s and traded in North America Iroquois trade for beads and knives When the first European traders came to the north Atlantic coast, about 1600 AD, the Iroquois were very interested in trading with them. Earlier Iroquois history Early Modern  Netherlands Europe's Early Modern economy Native American economy [...]

12 08, 2017

Cree and smallpox – American history

By |2019-04-29T04:50:41-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Cree history after 1500: A Cree man The Cree after 1500 AD In the 1500s AD, people who called themselves the Eenou lived in the northern part of North America, around what is now the border between the United States and Canada. Modern historians call them the Cree. Earlier Cree history American geography Colonization All [...]

12 08, 2017

Algonquin tribe during European colonization

By |2019-09-13T06:58:33-07:00August 12th, 2017|Native American|11 Comments

People of the Algonquin tribe in the 1700s AD Algonquin people sold beaver furs to European traders When European traders began to buy huge amounts of North American furs to sell in Europe and China, Algonquin hunters began to trap and hunt lots of animals, especially beaver, to get their fur to sell to the European traders. Who [...]

7 08, 2017

Emilie du Chatelet – European philosophy

By |2019-05-18T09:08:25-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Emilie du Chatelet, a French philosopher in the 1700s Did Emilie du Chatelet go to school? Emilie du Chatelet's rich father, who was interested in literature and science, hired tutors to homeschool her, instead of sending her to a convent school. She learned Latin, German, Greek, and Italian, as well as math and science. [...]

5 08, 2017

King Louis XIV – history of France

By |2019-03-26T06:33:31-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

King Louis XIV of France Louis XIV becomes king of France When Anne of Austria decided to retire, in 1661 AD, her son Louis XIV took over ruling France. Anne of Austria All our Modern Europe articles Louis was 23 years old when he took power. Like his mother, Louis was most interested in getting more [...]

5 08, 2017

European history – 1500 to now

By |2018-04-12T08:53:24-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Vasco da Gama and Columbus used ships like these During the 1500s AD, the people of Europe got much richer than they had been in the Middle Ages. With the collapse of the Mongol Empire, European traders gave up on trying to reach India and China overland. The Islamic kingdoms of West Asia were too much in the way. They changed direction [...]

5 08, 2017

Early Modern Spain – Philip II

By |2019-04-04T12:37:14-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Philip II of Spain Philip II of Spain As the great-grandson of Isabella, who had sent Columbus to America, and the son of Isabella of Portugal, Philip II ruled Spain starting in 1556 AD. Isabella and Ferdinand Isabella of Portugal All our modern Europe articles Philip also controlled huge Spanish territories in South and [...]

5 08, 2017

Austro-Hungarian Empire – Late 1600s

By |2019-02-06T08:52:30-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Leopold More Austro-Hungarian Empire In the 1650s, most people in Europe thought of Austria as a place where instead of freedom they had rules that everyone had to be the same, and everyone had to be Catholic. Austria-Hungary in the early 1600s All our Modern Europe articles Between Protestants and Islam But the Austrians saw [...]

4 08, 2017

Anne of Austria, Queen of France

By |2018-09-24T06:18:07-07:00August 4th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Anne of Austria Anne of Austria rules France Cardinal Richelieu died in 1642 AD and Louis XIII died the next year, in 1643. Louis' wife, Anne of Austria, ruled after him as regent for her four year old son, Louis XIV. Who was Richelieu? What is a regent? European history articles Anne's minister Mazarin Anne was in [...]