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Mexico and colonization – American history

By |2018-10-02T07:36:12+00:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, History|

Tenochtitlan under attack (painted in the 1600s) In 1500 AD, the Aztec  controlled most of what is now Mexico. People also called them the Mexica. In 1519, the Aztec ruler, Moctezuma the Younger, was surprised to hear that white men on ships had shown up out of nowhere. Moctezuma invited the strangers to his capital city, [...]

Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III

By |2017-10-16T17:27:21+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Louis XVIII When the Allies defeated Napoleon in 1814 AD, France needed to figure out a new government. The first thing French people tried was putting a king back in power: that's Louis XVIII. Louis XVII was Louis XVI's little son who died (probably of tuberculosis) during the Revolution. Louis XVIII was Louis XVI's brother. But right away, Napoleon tried to get [...]

Germany in the 1800s – Bismarck

By |2017-08-05T16:25:11+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Map of Europe after the Congress of Vienna (thanks to Wikipedia) An alliance of European armies finally defeated Napoleon in 1814. Then all the European countries held meetings known as the Congress of Vienna. They wanted to figure out the best way to stop anyone from conquering them again. They were trying to keep peace all [...]

Commune and Third Republic – France

By |2017-08-05T09:26:50+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Napoleon III By the 1860s, France was nervously watching as the German states and Prussia combined into one country under Bismarck's control. In 1866, Napoleon III, the ruler of France, declared war on Germany, thinking to limit Germany's power. But instead, this was just the excuse Bismarck had been looking for. Prussia invaded France and totally [...]