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Articles About the 18th Century
The American Judicial
System in the 1700s
What began in the United States Constitution, the
American Judicial System has been a vital part of the federal government since
our country was formed. Learn more about the birth of the Supreme Court, the
Articles of Confederation, and the Judiciary Act of 1789. Contributed by
criminal defense attorney in Charlotte, NC.
Plumbing Innovations of
the 18th Century Set the Stage for Modern Plumbing
Plumbing is a fundamental service that affects our
daily lives, and probably something we do not think too much about. Public
sanitation has evolved over the past couple centuries. Learn about plumbing in
the 1700’s, and what has changed since then. Contributed by
Scardina Plumbing & HVAC
Tax Laws of the 18th
Century: Then & Now
For as long as
there have been governments, there have been taxes levied by those governments
on the people who reside within. Although the United States is younger than many
countries, taxes have always been an important part of the country since its
inception. Contributed by
The Florida Tax Solvers
Travel at Jaffa Israel
Jonnalyn Pascual tells us that "a
walk through Jaffa's streets reveals glimpses into a vibrant and interesting
world filled with layers of history and a myriad of people."
Equiano and the Pirates:
How Gentlemanly Capitalism Saved the Seas
Eliyah Afzal examines Olaudah Equiano, an African, who wrote a widely circulated
autobiography, often perceived as a window into the experience of ordinary
people living in the British Empire during the latter half of the seventeen
Review The Journal of a
Rendell is a retired lawyer who lives in Spain. His direct ancestor, Richard
Hall, was a stocking maker, haberdasher and farmer who lived in the mid-Georgian
period. Read the review of his book by Mike Paterson, the Director of the
London History organization.
Freedom and Liberty
Today, the majority of Americans, and other citizens of democratic countries,
take these principles of democracy for granted. In fact, these principles have
been expanded and applied in every aspect of life. However, what did these
principles mean to the people of the 18th century? How did they define them?
Causes of the American Revolution: The
The battles of Lexington and Concord were the culmination of the causes of the
American Revolution. In this article you will learn about the problems between
England and the Colonies which lead to the American Revolution.
The Stamp Act: An Attempt to Defray the
Expense of War
The English Ministry was already preparing a scheme for the raising of revenue
in America: The question of the right of taxation suddenly obtruded itself. The
Americans claimed the right as Englishmen to tax themselves.
Causes of the American Revolution: The Townsend Duties
In his attempt to straighten out the mess, Charles Townsend framed his famous Revenue Act of 1767. This was in line of the colonial view of taxing. However, these acts would cause further trouble for the British government and renew the strain on the relationship between the colonies and the mother country.
The Men Behind the American Revolution
Learn about the Movers and shakers of the American Revolution in this series of articles.
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18th Century Famous Quotes
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." - Declaration of Independence
"People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." -- Edmund Burke
"I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death"--Patrick Henry
The Judicial Mind of Justice John Marshall A Manual of Parliamentary Practice
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Absentee
on the Revolution in France
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