Ch 18: AP World History: The Reformation Across Europe

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Watch video lessons about the Protestant Reformation and study important figures, religious doctrine, societal change, and more. If you need a flexible way to prepare for the AP World History exam, this mobile-friendly chapter can help.

AP World History: The Reformation Across Europe - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers the Reformation across Europe to assist you in your study and preparations for the AP World History exam. These video lessons cover the influence the Reformation had on society and how Eastern Europe fared during the Reformation. When you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Examine Martin Luther's 95 Theses and the movement it started
  • Understand how the Reformation spilled into other countries in Europe
  • Explain the results of the Reformation in Germany, including the Peasants' War and the Peace of Augsburg
  • Identify how the French fought over the reforms happening within the Church
  • Detail the major principles underlying the different faiths through the transformation of beliefs in this era.
  • Discuss the Catholic Church's decrees on doctrine during the Council of Trent
  • Describe how Henry VIII challenged the Church in order to conceive an heir and get marriages annulled
  • Outline Russian history and how Ivan changed the Russian state.

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10 Lessons in Chapter 18: AP World History: The Reformation Across Europe
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Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

1. Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

This lesson covers the start of the Protestant Reformation. It begins by comparing the vast array and peacefulness of Christian denominations in modern days to the limited choices and violence of the past. Then it goes into the story of Martin Luther, from his 95 Theses through the Diet of Worms up to the beginning of the German Peasant Revolt.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

2. 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.

The Reformation's Impact on Germany: The Peasant Wars

3. The Reformation's Impact on Germany: The Peasant Wars

The Reformation was a time when Christianity was split into Catholicism and Protestantism. This lesson explores the major changes brought about by the Reformation in Germany in the 16th century.

The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

4. The French Wars of Religion: Catholics vs. the Huguenots

The Protestant Reformation was so popular and controversial in Europe that it sometimes led to war. This lesson explores the violent effect of the Reformation in France as war erupted between the Catholics and the Protestants.

The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation

5. The Reformers & the Catholic Church: How Religious Beliefs Transformed During the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation challenged the beliefs of the Catholic Church. This lesson explores some of the differing beliefs among Protestant and Catholic reformers.

The Council of Trent: The Catholic Church Survives the Reformation

6. 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.

Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

7. Henry VIII: The Anglican Church

This lesson covers the various steps Henry VIII took in breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church. You'll learn how Henry managed to get what he wanted by going through legal means and playing off of others who also had problems with the Church.

Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia

8. 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.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

9. 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.

Eastern Europe During the Reformation

10. 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.

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