About This Chapter
Who's it for?
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.
Why it works:
- 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.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the 18th Century Powers chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any 18th century powers question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the AP European History: Help and Review course
- AP European History - Overview of the Renaissance: Help and Review
- AP European History - Renaissance Philosophy: Help & Review
- AP European History - Reformation Roots & Teachings: Help and Review
- AP History - The Reformation Across Europe: Help & Review
- AP European History - Wars of Religion: Help and Review
- AP European History - The Age of Expansion: Help and Review
- How Monarchical Nation States Developed: Help and Review
- AP European History - English History (1450-1700): Help and Review
- AP History - Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment: Help & Review
- AP European History - The French Revolution: Help and Review
- AP European History - The Napoleonic Empire: Help and Review
- AP European History - Western Revolutionary Movements of the 19th Century: Help and Review
- AP European History - Central Revolutionary Movements of the 19th Century: Help and Review
- AP European History - First Industrial Revolution: Help & Review
- AP European History - Second Industrial Revolution: Help & Review
- Nation States Unification in the 19th Century: Help & Review
- AP European History - Europe 1871-1914: Help and Review
- AP European History - World War I: Help and Review
- AP European History - Russia After World War I: Help and Review
- AP European History - The 1920s & 1930s: Help and Review
- AP European History - The Rise of Fascism: Help and Review
- AP European History - World War II: Help and Review
- AP European History - Post-war Europe: Help and Review
- AP European History - Cold War Europe: Help and Review
- AP European History - After the Soviet Union: Help & Review
- Portions of the AP European History Exam: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Writing a Good Essay on the AP European History Exam
- AP European History Exam Essay: Help & Review