18th Century History: The Basics
To understand the 18th century one must understand the basics of the period. With this in mind, I have created this page of basic reference sections to assist you. Here you will find information, articles and handpicked Internet resources that will help you to understand these basics. Each of these sections will help you to understand the period and aide you in learning more about the period.
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The American Revolution Reference
This reference contains information about the American Revolution and its impact upon world history found on the Internet and discussed by your Editor.
- About the American Revolution Reference Index
- American Revolution Reference: Timelines
- Causes of the American Revolution
- Battles of the American Revolution
- People of The American Revolution
- Documents of the American Revolution
The Industrial Revolution Reference
This index focuses on the first Industrial Revolution. It contains information, resources and other material useful for research and further study.
- Industrial Revolution: General Information
- Industrial Revolution: Inventors
- Industrial Revolution: Inventions and Innovations
- Industrial Revolution: Mills and Factories
- Industrial Revolution: Documents
The French Revolution Reference
This reference contains information about the French Revolution and its impact upon world history found on the Internet and discussed by your Editor.
- Pre-Revolutionary France
- Beginning to the Reign of Terror
- Reign of Terror
- Rise of Napoleon
- Documents of the French Revolution
European History Reference
This reference contains information and resources about the Europe found on the Internet and discussed by your Editor.
- General Information
- European Countries
United States History Reference
This reference index contains information and resources about United States history. It covers the United States from the colonial era through the late 18th century and in some place, the early 19th century. It is provided as a useful resource for finding more information about the history of the United States.
- American Colonies Index
- Midwestern United States
- Southern United States
- Western United States
- State Historical Societies
The President's Reference
This reference Section will help you learn about the first eight Presidents of the United States beginning with George Washington and ending with Martin Van Buren. It contains articles, biographies, Internet resources and other material.
- George Washington
- John Adams
- Thomas Jefferson
- James Madison
- James Monroe
- John Quincy Adams
- Andrew Jackson
- Martin Van Buren
The United States Constitution Reference
The United States Constitution set up what is known as a Federal Republic in North America. Strictly speaking, the United States Constitution set up our National form of Government and in turn each state has their own Constitutions that are based upon the National Constitution. The United States Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation which in essence was too weak a form of a National Government. In this reference section you will find information and resources to help you to study the United States Constitution and how it came into being.
Native American Reference
Information and resources about the Native Americans of the United States and Canada
- Canadian Tribes
- Eastern United States Tribes
- Midwestern United States Tribes
- Western United States Tribes
- Wars and Warfare
- Society and Culture
- Native American Treaties
- Native American Arts
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18th Century Etext Archives
This Archive contains historic texts of historical importance. These documents are in the public domain, and are available in html, PDF and text format. All are freely available for use in research or further education.
Encyclopedia of 18th Century History
Considered the great intellectual achievement of the Enlightenment, The Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de Gens de lettres, edited and published by Denis Diderot, was a cooperative project. Contributors to this work included Voltaire, Montesquieu, D'Alembert and others. In this tradition, we are announcing a new project, The Encyclopedia of 18th Century History. If you have done research on a topic or individual within the 18th century, or just know something about the era, you can take part. I would like to invite you, the readers of this site, to contribute your knowledge to this new project
The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary
Nothing is more obvious, than that experience purchased by the sacrifice of independence is bought at too dear a rate. Yet this is the only consolation which remains to many females, while sitting on the ashes of a ruined fortune, and piercing themselves with the recollection of the numerous imprudences into which they have been led, simply for the want of better information. Not because there is any want of valuable publications, for in the present age they abound; but rather because they contain such a variety of superfluous articles, and are too indiscriminate to become generally useful.
Here are the ever evolving timelines that are available on this site. Contributions are welcome and appreciated.
American Revolution Timeline
This is a timeline that highlights the major battles and events of the American Revolution.
Find out who shares your birthday in this list of famous birthdays of the 18th Century.
French and Indian War Timeline
This is a timeline that outlines the major events of the French and Indian War. In Europe this war is known as the Seven Years War.
On This Day in History
Have you ever wondered exactly when an important historical events took place that changed the world? Well now you can by looking at this section. Here you will find all the important events of the 18th Century that changed the world by the calendar month that they happened in. This section includes events that happened on the first four decades of the 19th century.
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