Ch 10: AP European History - 18th Century Powers: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The 18th Century Powers chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master powers of the 18th century. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of 18th century powers.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering European history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn European history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding European powers in the 18th century or the Seven Years' War
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about 18th century powers
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the 18th Century Powers chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an 18th century powers unit of a standard AP European history course. Topics covered include:

  • Alliances and the balance of power in 18th-century Europe
  • Russian czars during the Reformation
  • 18th century powers, including Prussia, Austria, Great Britain, France and Poland
  • Impact of the Seven Years' War

16 Lessons in Chapter 10: AP European History - 18th Century Powers: Help and Review
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European Powers in the 18th Century: Alliances, Wars & the Balance of Power

1. European Powers in the 18th Century: Alliances, Wars & the Balance of Power

This lesson will provide an overview of the major alliances and wars of 18th century Europe. We will meet the major players, explore their conflicts, and examine the delicate balance of power that was always in danger of falling apart.

Russian Czars During the Reformation: Michael Romanov and Peter the Great

2. Russian Czars During the Reformation: Michael Romanov and Peter the Great

In this lesson, we explore the rule of two Russian czars during the Reformation period, Michael Romanov and Peter the Great, both of whom spent their childhoods in exile before ruling Europe's largest country.

18th Century Powers: Prussia and Austria

3. 18th Century Powers: Prussia and Austria

In this lesson, we will examine Prussia and Austria in the 18th century. We will study their development, learn about the conflicts between them and see how their monarchs tried to reform their governments and societies.

The Seven Years' War: History & Impact

4. The Seven Years' War: History & Impact

In this lesson we explore the Seven Years' War, a global conflict that was fought in central Europe and in North America, which had important financial and territorial ramifications for its participants.

18th Century Powers: Great Britain

5. 18th Century Powers: Great Britain

In this lesson, we will study Great Britain in the 18th century. We will explore the monarchs of the era, the country's major political and economic developments, and Britain's participation in the century's wars.

18th Century Powers: France and Louis XIV, XV, and XVI

6. 18th Century Powers: France and Louis XIV, XV, and XVI

In this lesson, we will study the triumphs and trials of France in the 18th century. We will especially focus on the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI.

18th Century Powers: Poland & the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

7. 18th Century Powers: Poland & the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

In this lesson, we will study Poland in the 18th century. We will take a close look at the inner workings of the country, the external influences that affected it, and the partitions that finally wiped Poland off the map.

Frederick the Great: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

8. Frederick the Great: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

This lesson explores the life and accomplishments of King Frederick II, also known as Frederick the Great. By winning wars and expanding territories, he established Prussia as a strong military power and became a legendary champion of the Enlightenment.

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: Summary

9. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: Summary

This lesson has been designed to provide you with a summary of Alfred Mahan's ''The Influence of Sea Power Upon History'', including its impact modern history and naval thought.

Catherine the Great: Biography, Quotes & Facts

10. Catherine the Great: Biography, Quotes & Facts

Catherine the Great was a German born Russian Queen. Her reign was noted for cultural, artistic, educational, and political reforms as well as territorial expansion.

The Palace of Versailles: History & Facts

11. The Palace of Versailles: History & Facts

The Palace of Versailles is the French jewel in Europe's crown of culture and style. Read about the quintessential, historic landmark where kings and queens of France have lived for centuries. After you study, quiz yourself!

The Hall of Mirrors at The Palace of Versailles

12. The Hall of Mirrors at The Palace of Versailles

Few rooms are more breathtaking than the Hall of Mirrors located at Versailles. In this lesson, you will learn about how the space came to be, how and why it's decorated and the ways it's been used through the years.

The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht: Definition & Summary

13. The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht: Definition & Summary

The Treaty of Utrecht ended the War of Spanish Succession and helped make Great Britain a global super-power. In this lesson, we will discuss the cause of the war and the global impacts of the treaty.

Who Were the Jacobins? - Definition & History

14. Who Were the Jacobins? - Definition & History

In this lesson, we'll learn about a French political group called the Jacobins. We'll highlight their political viewpoint and examine the role they played in the French Revolution.

English Monarchs: History & Timeline

15. English Monarchs: History & Timeline

The British monarchy is one of the oldest, and at one point the largest, controlling monarchies in the world. Its origins can be traced almost 1000 years back to William the Conqueror.

Famous Spanish Kings & Monarchs

16. Famous Spanish Kings & Monarchs

The nation of Spain controlled one of the world's most powerful empires for centuries. In this lesson, we'll be looking at some of the monarchs who made this possible.

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