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8 09, 2017

Mexican history and colonization

By |2019-08-08T20:55:15-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, History|2 Comments

Mexican history: Tenochtitlan under attack (painted in the 1600s) The Aztecs in Mexico In 1500 AD, the Aztec  controlled most of what is now Mexico. People also called them the Mexica. More about the Aztec Central American history All our Central America articles A rebellion helped by invaders In 1519, the Aztec ruler, Moctezuma the Younger, [...]

8 09, 2017

Central and South American history – colonization

By |2018-04-29T10:45:08-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, History, South America|0 Comments

South American history: Aztec doctor treating people with smallpox (1500s AD, Codex Mendoza) The Inca, Brazil, and Chile In 1500 AD, the Inca Empire dominated the east coast of South America. Further north, the Aztec empire under Montezuma II controlled Mexico and what is now Guatemala. In the center of South America was the Amazon rain forest. Many people lived [...]

7 09, 2017

Silver and silver mining – the history

By |2019-04-05T07:16:59-07:00September 7th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Silver mining slaves at Laurion, near Athens Why did people want silver? People first mined silver in the Bronze Age. Like gold, silver is a great way to help people trade. More about gold The history of money The Bronze Age Silver's easy to carry around Even before people started to make coins, little [...]

7 09, 2017

History of gold and gold mining

By |2019-07-08T15:52:19-07:00September 7th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

History of gold - a bust of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamon When did people first use gold? People have been using gold to make jewelry since the Stone Age. You can find it just lying in little lumps in streams here and there. And gold is always pretty and yellow, even when it is just lying [...]

24 08, 2017

Jews in Medieval Europe – History

By |2019-10-16T08:23:01-07:00August 24th, 2017|History, Medieval, Religion|0 Comments

Jewish money-lenders in medieval France - Jews in medieval Europe A hard time for the Jews The Middle Ages in Europe were a difficult time for the Jews. Many Jews lived in Western Europe between about 1000 and 1500 AD, but all the rulers were Christians, and almost all the people who had any power were Christians. The [...]

14 08, 2017

American revolutionary war – American history

By |2019-01-24T05:29:15-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, North America|0 Comments

American revolution: English soldiers search a settler's house (1770s) Why did the Americans revolt? In 1763 AD England won the French and Indian War against France (which had been fought mainly in North America), and so the English-speaking settlers on the East Coast could stop worrying that they were about to be taken over by France. Algonquin [...]

7 08, 2017

Jesuits after 1700 – History of religion

By |2019-10-14T20:49:17-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

Jesuits after 1700 : Jesuit teachers in Brazil Jesuits become very powerful 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 [...]

7 08, 2017

History of the Jesuits – Catholicism

By |2019-10-14T20:22:51-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Religion|0 Comments

History of the Jesuits: Ignatius of Loyola, who started the Jesuits Ignatius of Loyola In the early 1500s AD, the Protestants were the new thing in Europe. Protestants were getting more and more popular. Who are Protestants? History of Christianity Modern European religion All our Modern Europe articles A few students at the University of Paris in 1534 [...]

6 08, 2017

World War I – history of Europe

By |2019-09-17T11:36:11-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe|2 Comments

A Russian machine gun from World War I What led up to World War I? At the end of the 1800s, many countries around the world were angry. France, Britain, and the United States were controlling most of the world. They took whatever they wanted to make themselves richer. India under colonial rule Europe and colonization The [...]

6 08, 2017

War of the Spanish Succession

By |2018-04-08T11:14:24-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Philip V of Spain Austria and France fight over Spain The War of the Spanish Succession was a war between Austria and France. They were fighting over which of them would rule Spain and all of Spain's colonies in North and South America. When Charles II of Spain died in 1700 AD, he left no sons. People disagreed [...]