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Ch 4: AP History - The Reformation Across Europe: Help & Review

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The Reformation's Effects Across Europe chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the Reformation's effects across Europe. 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 the Reformation's effects across Europe.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the spread of the Protestant Reformation across Europe or the Council of Trent
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Reformation's effects across Europe unit of a standard AP European history course. Topics covered include:

  • Religious reform in Switzerland
  • Mercenaries and the sacking of Rome
  • The survival of the Catholic Church
  • Life after the Reformation
  • The Netherlands and Eastern Europe during the Reformation
  • The Habsburg Dynasty's policies about the Reformation
  • Ivan the Terrible's role in the making of Russia

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: AP History - The Reformation Across Europe: Help & Review
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The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

1. The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

In the 16th century, Martin Luther inspired people to believe that the Catholic Church shouldn't hold authority over laypeople. This lesson explores the spread of these Protestant ideas throughout Europe.

Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation

2. Religious Reform in Switzerland: Calvin & Zwingli's Teachings in the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation resulted in many people splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the effect of the Reformation in Switzerland under the leadership of Zwingli and Calvin.

Mercenaries and the Sack of Rome

3. Mercenaries and the Sack of Rome

Politics led Charles de Bourbon, a rich French Duke, to flee his country to fight for his cousin, the Holy Roman Emperor. This lesson explains how financing and the use of mercenaries by Bourbon led to the sack of Rome in 1527.

The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

4. The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation was a movement of Christians who disagreed with some of the teachings and actions of the Catholic Church. This article explores the effect of the Reformation on the Church.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

5. Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

The Protestant Reformation was a huge movement that led to many Christians splitting from the Catholic Church. This lesson explores the after effects on families, education and social life.

The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation

6. The History of the House of Bourbon in the Reformation

This lesson will explain the effects and events of the Protestant Reformation within France. It will discuss the dealings of the French Protestants, known as Huguenots, with the royal House of Bourbon.

The Netherlands During the Reformation

7. The Netherlands During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Protestant Reformation and its effect on the Netherlands. It will highlight the role Protestantism, especially in the form of Calvinism, played in the Netherlands' fight for freedom from Catholic Spain.

Eastern Europe During the Reformation

8. Eastern Europe During the Reformation

This lesson will focus on the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation within Eastern Europe. As it highlights Hungary and Poland, it will explore the reasons why the Reformation did not last within these countries.

The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

9. The Habsburg Dynasty in the Reformation

This lesson focuses on the Habsburg Dynasty during the Reformation. It will highlight the dealings of the Holy Roman Emperors with Protestantism, while also explaining the Reformation's effect on Spain.

Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia

10. Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia

Ivan the Terrible was a great but violent leader. Despite his intelligence, he was prone to violent outbursts. This lesson explores his life and the effects of his reign on Russia.

Ivan the Great of Russia: Facts, Accomplishments & Timeline

11. Ivan the Great of Russia: Facts, Accomplishments & Timeline

Ivan III Vasilyevich was the first ruler to use the title of Tzar and Ruler of Russia. His achievement of making Moscow the center of Russian power was rewarded by adding 'the Great' to his name.

Mercenary: Definition & Historical Organizations

12. Mercenary: Definition & Historical Organizations

Mercenaries are professional soldiers hired to fight alongside foreign armies. They have been employed in historical battles for millennia. This lesson reviews the historical roots of mercenaries, major organizations, and their legacies today.

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