9 Questions for the topic 18th Century
What was the Seven Years' War about?
I would like to know the first recorded case of usage of tank in the Bangladesh war which took place in 1971.
Is there any documentation on the creation of Article 1 Section II of the US constitution?
I'm doing some personal research on the electoral college as it has been becoming more and more relevant in modern US elections. I've seen tons of people talking about how it was designed to... more
How long would it take to travel from England to the colonies in the early 1700s?
I am working on a history project for school and cannot seem to find information on the length of a journey on a ship from England to the Charleston area of South Carolina in the early 1700s... more
How tall was George Washington?
I am currently reading [*George Washington: A Life* by Ron... more
How long did it take for a diplomat to travel between Berlin and Vienna in the 1770's?
I was reading the Wikipedia entry for [the War of the Bavarian Succession](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Bavarian_Succession), and it said (my emphasis): > For some historians, the... more
How did people apply for university in the 18th century?
Universities have been around for a while. I am reading a book called Frankenstein. One of the main characters, Victor Frankenstein, attends the University of Ingolstadt in Germany. Now, it... more
What was the Seven Years War called at first?
When the Seven Years War broke out, obviously they had no idea how long it would last. What did Europeans call this war at first? I know that in the North American Theater, it was called the... more
Why was there no concerted effort to end the Barbary pirate raids until the 1800's?
Barbary pirate raids on the Mediterranean coast led to widespread depopulation of the coasts from Venice to Malaga with the obvious exception of the larger cities. The pirate raids also seem to be... more