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Ch 9: AP History Homework Help: Enlightenment & Scientific Revolution

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The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment chapter of this AP European History Homework Help course helps students complete their scientific revolution and enlightenment homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

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  • Identify which concepts are covered on your scientific revolution and enlightenment homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Scientific experimentation during the medieval period
  • Thomas Aquinas' influence on church beliefs
  • Ptolemy's teachings
  • Theories on the known universe
  • Galileo's discoveries
  • Science during the Enlightenment Period
  • Rene Descartes' philosophy
  • Francis Bacon's impact on Western thought
  • Contributions from Blaise Pascal and Thomas Hobbes
  • Immanuel Kant and the German Enlightenment
  • Scottish Enlightenment
  • Women during the Enlightenment

21 Lessons in Chapter 9: AP History Homework Help: Enlightenment & Scientific Revolution
Pre-Scientific Revolution: Logic, Reason & Scientific Experimentation

1. Pre-Scientific Revolution: Logic, Reason & Scientific Experimentation

In this lesson, we explore the reasons behind the typical narrative surrounding the Middle Ages and the advances in reason and science made during this period.

Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church

2. Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church

St. Thomas Aquinas was perhaps the most important figure of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. This lesson examines what he did to help protect the Church against a rebirth of critical thinking by using critical thinking to defend the Church.

Ptolemy and the Ptolemaic System

3. Ptolemy and the Ptolemaic System

In this lesson, we explore the work of the ancient Greco-Egyptian philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer, Ptolemy, whose system explaining the structure of the universe was believed for centuries.

Tycho Brahe and Copernicus Take On the Known Universe

4. Tycho Brahe and Copernicus Take On the Known Universe

Astronomy according to Ptolemy was the popular theory until Copernicus turned it on its head. This lesson explores the theories of Copernicus and Brahe and how the two changed astronomical study.

Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

5. Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

This lesson explores the contributions of Galileo to modern science. It examines his early steps toward a scientific method, his work on falling bodies and, of course, his astronomical discoveries. Finally, the Church's reaction to these discoveries is explored.

Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

6. Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

In this lesson, we will learn about the Scientific Revolution that preceded the Enlightenment. We will highlight the major themes, innovations, discoveries, and figures associated with this revolution in science.

Rene Descartes and the Union of Religion and Philosophy

7. Rene Descartes and the Union of Religion and Philosophy

This lesson explores the beliefs and works of Rene Descartes and how he explained the relationship between the mind and body as well as religion and science.

Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy

8. Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy

This lesson examines the contributions of Sir Francis Bacon to science. We take a long hard look at the scientific method, with special emphasis on experimental science. Then we briefly examine how Bacon sold science to the world.

Blaise Pascal: Biography & Contributions to Science and Philosophy

9. Blaise Pascal: Biography & Contributions to Science and Philosophy

In this lesson, we will learn about the 17th-century French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher Blaise Pascal, who invented a rudimentary calculator in addition to making significant contributions to math and philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes: Absolutism, Politics & Famous Works

10. Thomas Hobbes: Absolutism, Politics & Famous Works

In this lesson, we discuss one the key political theorists of the 17th century, the Englishman Thomas Hobbes, whose theories concerning absolutism, the basis of government, and human nature still resonate to this day.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

11. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosophy and Legacy

12. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosophy and Legacy

In this lesson, we will learn about a famous philosopher named Jean-Jacques Rousseau. We will understand the specific views he advanced and identify his contributions to the field of philosophy.

Immanuel Kant: Biography & German Enlightenment

13. Immanuel Kant: Biography & German Enlightenment

In this lesson, we explore the life and philosophy of arguably the German Enlightenment's greatest philosopher, Immanuel Kant, and his theories concerning ethics.

Baron de Montesquieu: Biography, Theories & Philosophy

14. Baron de Montesquieu: Biography, Theories & Philosophy

In this lesson, we explore the life and theories of the the French Enlightenment's foremost political theorist, Charles-Louis de Secondat - more commonly known as Montesquieu.

Denis Diderot and the Encyclopedia

15. Denis Diderot and the Encyclopedia

In this lesson, we explore the life of the 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot and the project that eventually consumed over 30 years of his life, the Encyclopedia.

Scottish Enlightenment: Hume, Smith, and Others

16. Scottish Enlightenment: Hume, Smith, and Others

In this lesson, we discuss several leading thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, including its two giants, the philosophers David Hume and Adam Smith.

Cesare Beccaria: Theories, Impact & Jurisprudence

17. Cesare Beccaria: Theories, Impact & Jurisprudence

In this lesson, we explore the life and theories of the Italian man who first formulated many of the theories upon which our modern penal systems operate: Cesare Beccaria.

Women During the Enlightenment: Roles & Treatment

18. Women During the Enlightenment: Roles & Treatment

In this lesson, we explore the traditional gender roles for women in 18th century Europe and how the Enlightenment affected attitudes that encouraged future change.

Facts about Isaac Newton: Laws, Discoveries & Contributions

19. Facts about Isaac Newton: Laws, Discoveries & Contributions

Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist whose discoveries have led him to be considered one of the most important and influential scientists in history. This lesson will cover his achievements and discoveries.

Who was Florence Nightingale? - Biography, Facts & Contributions

20. Who was Florence Nightingale? - Biography, Facts & Contributions

Today, we think of nurses as competent professionals. That wasn't always the case. During the mid-1800's, the nursing profession had a pitiful reputation as a job for poor, drunk women with bad language and even worse attitude towards patients. It took the efforts of people like Florence Nightingale, nurse, statistician, and social reformer, to move the profession into what it is today.

Characteristics of Enlightenment Literature

21. Characteristics of Enlightenment Literature

The Enlightenment of the 18th century was a great time of intellectual progress in Western Europe and North America. The literature of the period reflected a great deal of this progress.

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