European History Study Guide

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  • Available Lessons: 52
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

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This European History Study Guide course offers a quick and easy way to review major cultural, political and economic events in European history. Reference this course to supplement your history class studies, prepare for exams, complete a project or help with homework assignments.
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Ch 1. European Culture in the Renaissance {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49190].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2912].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2912].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2907].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2907].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Northern Renaissance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1115].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1115].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1125].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1125].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Events & Effects of the Reformation {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49191].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2814].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2814].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1138].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1138].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Religious Warfare Across Europe During the Reformation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1146].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1146].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2815].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2815].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Monarchical Nation States in Europe {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49192].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18554].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18554].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Portuguese and Spanish Empires: Growth in the New World & Asia Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18372].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18372].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Holy Roman Empire: Politics & Religion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Social and Economic Life in Early Modern Europe: Peasantry, Nobility & Early Modern Economies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18559].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18559].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - England's Wars of the Roses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Henry VIII: The Anglican Church Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1139].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1139].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Spanish Armada: History and Major Battles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14765].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14765].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1165].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1165].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Acts of the Constitutional Settlement in England Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14768].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14768].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. European Political Developments {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49195].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - European Powers in the 18th Century: Alliances, Wars & the Balance of Power Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18898].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18898].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17982].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17982].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Napoleon Bonaparte: History, Politics & Rise to Power Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17140].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17140].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Political Restoration and Reform in Europe Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18472].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18472].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Colonialism Across Europe Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1155].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1155].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13975].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13975].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13977].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13977].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 8. World War I Overview {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49197].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7608].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7608].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7611].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7611].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Interwar Years: Timeline, Society & Economies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Fall of Western Democracies: Nations, Events & Replacement Governments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 9. World War II Overview {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49198].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - World War II: The Start of the Second World War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Aftermath of WWII Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19140].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19140].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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