Ch 42: CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment

About This Chapter

Use these engaging videos to get familiar with the events and developments that took place in the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution. After watching the lessons, take quizzes to test your understanding of this period in world history.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, our subject experts guide you through a timeline of events and breakthroughs that took place in the Scientific Revolution and introduce some of the major thinkers of the Enlightenment. The fun and fast videos in this course make it easy to retain critical information about European despots and reforms in Great Britain. After you've watched these lessons, you'll have knowledge of:

  • Scientific Revolution leaders and effects
  • Ideas and theories of the Enlightenment
  • French, Austrian, Prussian and Russian despots
  • Creation of Great Britain

Video Objective
The Scientific Revolution: Timeline, Breakthroughs & Effects Follow the timeline of the Scientific Revolution and study its causes, achievements and effects.
Political Thinkers of the Enlightenment Get acquainted with John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and other thinkers of the period. Evaluate their theories, ideas and differing viewpoints.
Enlightened Despots in Europe Examine the lives and ideas of European despots during the Enlightenment.
Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact Illustrate the political changes that took place in 1700s England, such as the reforms brought about by William Pitt and Edmund Burke.

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