Ch 7: How Monarchical Nation States Developed: Help and Review

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The Rise of Monarchical Nation States chapter of this AP European History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the rise of monarchical nation states. 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 rise of monarchical nation states.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the Treaty of Lodi or royal absolutism in France
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
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  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Rise of Monarchical Nation States chapter exam.

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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a rise of monarchical nation states unit of a standard AP European history course. Topics covered include:

  • Machiavelli
  • Spanish Inquisition
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Golden Age of Art
  • Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: How Monarchical Nation States Developed: Help and Review
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The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power

1. The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power

In this lesson, we will study the rise of powerful kings in Western Europe. We will look at the transition from feudalism to the nation-state and examine four countries in which this transition took place.

The Treaty of Lodi: Borders, Peace & Balance of Power

2. The Treaty of Lodi: Borders, Peace & Balance of Power

In this lesson, we will examine the 1454 Treaty of Lodi, which brought peace and stability to Renaissance Italy. We will examine the conflicts leading up to the treaty, its provisions, and its aftermath.

Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

3. Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

This lesson focuses on Machiavelli and his views on governing, specifically pertaining to the actions of rulers. It will also highlight the actions of several countries involved in the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

4. Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

This lesson will explain the Spanish Reconquista and the Spanish Inquisition. It will focus on the reasons for each, specifically highlighting the role of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the tortures they allowed.

The Holy Roman Empire: Politics & Religion

5. The Holy Roman Empire: Politics & Religion

In this lesson, we will examine the Holy Roman Empire. We will learn about its development, explore its political institutions, meet its leaders, and study its last days.

Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV

6. Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV

In this lesson, we will study France's absolute monarchy. We will learn its characteristics, examine its rise, and meet Louis XIV, the 'Sun King,' who brought royal absolutism to its height.

The Golden Age of Art: Great Painters & Famous Works

7. The Golden Age of Art: Great Painters & Famous Works

In this lesson, we will explore the Golden Age of Art in the Netherlands. We will examine its historical background, learn about its artistic trends and meet some of its most famous artists.

Social and Economic Life in Early Modern Europe: Peasantry, Nobility & Early Modern Economies

8. Social and Economic Life in Early Modern Europe: Peasantry, Nobility & Early Modern Economies

In this lesson, we will examine the social and economic life of early modern Europe. We will focus especially on the social hierarchy, family relationships, and economic changes of the period.

The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

9. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.

Divine Right of Kings: Theory & Definition

10. Divine Right of Kings: Theory & Definition

The rule of kings was neither inevitable nor without reason. In this lesson, learn about the divine right of kings, one way that the absolute rulers of Europe justified their authority and responsibility.

John of Gaunt, First Duke of Lancaster: Biography & Family Tree

11. John of Gaunt, First Duke of Lancaster: Biography & Family Tree

This lesson explores the life and family tree of John of Gaunt, first Duke of Lancaster. He was the immediate ancestor of the three 15th-century Lancastrian monarchs, Henry IV, V, and VI. Today, John is probably best known through Shakespeare's play, Richard II.

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Practice Final Exam
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