Ch 25: Colonialism in Europe, Africa & the New World

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Watch our video lessons to boost your knowledge of colonialism in Europe, Africa and the New World. Learn about historical figures and major events during this period in world history.

Colonialism in Europe, Africa & the New World - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter trace the spread of European colonialism in Africa and the New World. Our instructors discuss the role the conflicts between Christians and Turks played in colonialism and examine the impact of colonialism on native peoples, European commerce and culture. After watching the lessons in this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Holy Leagues and the Long War between the Christians and the Turks
  • Outline the spread of the colonial movement across Europe
  • Identify the characteristics of Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture
  • Discuss the influence of Cardinal Richelieu on the world
  • Chart the events that led to the massacre in Jamestown
  • Explain how the Gunpowder Treason became a symbol of religious turmoil in England
  • Detail the key events of the English Civil War
  • Understand the economic impact of colonization on Europe
  • Define the purposes of colonization in Africa

In these short, engaging video lessons, experienced instructors use a conversational tone and fun visuals to make learning about colonialism easy and enjoyable. You can watch the lessons anywhere, at any time using your laptop, smart phone or tablet. Each lesson includes a transcript and self-assessment quiz to give you additional tools to study the materials taught by the instructor.

13 Lessons in Chapter 25: Colonialism in Europe, Africa & the New World
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Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by Sea

1. Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by Sea

This lesson focuses on the formation of Holy Leagues and the battle between Christian and Turkish forces in the Mediterranean Sea during the Sixteenth Century.

The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by Land

2. The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by Land

The Long War was a battle between the Ottomans and the Habsburg Empire. This lesson covers who fought on each side as well as some of the important events of the conflict.

Colonialism Across Europe

3. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

Baroque Painting: Style, Characteristics & Artists

4. Baroque Painting: Style, Characteristics & Artists

This lesson covers the development of Baroque painting as it spread across Europe. We explore the works of Caravaggio in Italy, Velazquez in Spain, Rubens in Belgium, Lorrain in France and Rembrandt in Holland.

Baroque Sculpture: Characteristics & Style

5. Baroque Sculpture: Characteristics & Style

In this lesson, we explore the development of Baroque sculpture across Europe, from the creations of the Italian genius, Bernini, to France and the sculptural excellence of Puget's glorified King Louis XIV. We'll also stop in Germany, Spain and Belgium.

Baroque Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Features

6. Baroque Architecture: Style, Characteristics & Features

This lesson explores the development of Baroque architecture. We begin in Italy by tracing the development of several Baroque themes, culminating in the Vatican itself. We then move to France, where these trends further developed, reaching their apex in Louis XIV's ambitious palace at Versailles.

Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

7. Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

Cardinal Richelieu was a powerful man in secular matters. This lesson explores how he came to power and the battle with the Huguenots that dominated most of his career.

Jamestown: Conflict in the New World

8. Jamestown: Conflict in the New World

This lesson focuses on the settlement of Jamestown and the conflicts that occurred between the native populations and the English settlers. While exploring this topic, it will highlight England's response to the troubles that plagued the settlement.

The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

9. The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

This lesson will explain the Gunpowder Treason of England. As it uncovers the details of this assassination plot, it will explain the part Elizabeth I and the other Tudor monarchs played in creating the resentment that brought it to life.

The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

10. The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

This lesson will explain the reign and execution of England's King Charles I. It will highlight the actions of Charles, along with his confrontations with Parliament, that led to the English Civil War.

The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

11. The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

This lesson will describe the events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy. It will highlight the English Civil War, the execution of King Charles and the oppressive rule of Cromwell.

The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

12. The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Commercial Revolution sparked by Europe's interaction with the New World colonies. We'll learn about how mercantilism, banking and joint-stock companies transformed the economic face of the European continent.

The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

13. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

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