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Ch 15: Colonialism

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Watch online video lessons to study the history and foundations of colonialism. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these topics.

Colonialism - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter on colonialism covers a wide range of topics, including the Long War, the English Civil War, the Commercial Revolution, and more. By the end of this chapter, you'll have reviewed the following:

  • Struggles between the Christians and the Turks by land and sea
  • Francis Bacon
  • Cardinal Richelieu
  • Galileo
  • Rene Descartes
  • The Gunpowder Treason

VideoObjective
Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by SeaLearn about the development of the Holy Leagues and the disputes between the Turks and Christians.
The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by LandExplore the Long War between the Habsburg and Ottoman empires.
Colonialism Across EuropeDiscuss the progression of the founding of colonies by different European countries.
Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and LegacyLearn about this English philosopher, including his ideas and legacy.
Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the WorldExplore the life of this religious figure and how he influenced the world.
Galileo, the Telescope & the ChurchLearn about Galileo's discoveries and how they were received by the church.
Rene Descartes and the Union of Religion and PhilosophyExplore the relationship between religion and philosophy.
The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth IExplore the history of England from Queen Elizabeth I through the modern-day.
The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' MonarchyLearn about the English Civil War and how the monarchy failed.
The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's TheocracyExplore events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy.
The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on EuropeExplore how exploration and colonization impacted the economy and how systems including capitalism, mercantilism, banking and joint stock companies developed.

11 Lessons in Chapter 15: Colonialism
Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by Sea

1. Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by Sea

This lesson focuses on the formation of Holy Leagues and the battle between Christian and Turkish forces in the Mediterranean Sea during the Sixteenth Century.

The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by Land

2. The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by Land

The Long War was a battle between the Ottomans and the Habsburg Empire. This lesson covers who fought on each side as well as some of the important events of the conflict.

Colonialism Across Europe

3. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy

4. 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.

Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

5. Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

Cardinal Richelieu was a powerful man in secular matters. This lesson explores how he came to power and the battle with the Huguenots that dominated most of his career.

Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

6. 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.

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.

The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

8. The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

This lesson will explain the Gunpowder Treason of England. As it uncovers the details of this assassination plot, it will explain the part Elizabeth I and the other Tudor monarchs played in creating the resentment that brought it to life.

The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

9. The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

This lesson will explain the reign and execution of England's King Charles I. It will highlight the actions of Charles, along with his confrontations with Parliament, that led to the English Civil War.

The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

10. The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

This lesson will describe the events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy. It will highlight the English Civil War, the execution of King Charles and the oppressive rule of Cromwell.

The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

11. The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Commercial Revolution sparked by Europe's interaction with the New World colonies. We'll learn about how mercantilism, banking and joint-stock companies transformed the economic face of the European continent.

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