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Colonialism - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter on colonialism covers a wide range of topics, including the Long War, the English Civil War, the Commercial Revolution, and more. By the end of this chapter, you'll have reviewed the following:
- Struggles between the Christians and the Turks by land and sea
- Francis Bacon
- Cardinal Richelieu
- Rene Descartes
- The Gunpowder Treason
|Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by Sea||Learn about the development of the Holy Leagues and the disputes between the Turks and Christians.|
|The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by Land||Explore the Long War between the Habsburg and Ottoman empires.|
|Colonialism Across Europe||Discuss the progression of the founding of colonies by different European countries.|
|Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy||Learn about this English philosopher, including his ideas and legacy.|
|Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World||Explore the life of this religious figure and how he influenced the world.|
|Galileo, the Telescope & the Church||Learn about Galileo's discoveries and how they were received by the church.|
|Rene Descartes and the Union of Religion and Philosophy||Explore the relationship between religion and philosophy.|
|The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I||Explore the history of England from Queen Elizabeth I through the modern-day.|
|The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy||Learn about the English Civil War and how the monarchy failed.|
|The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy||Explore events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy.|
|The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe||Explore how exploration and colonization impacted the economy and how systems including capitalism, mercantilism, banking and joint stock companies developed.|
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.
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.
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.
4. Francis Bacon: History, Ideas and Legacy
This lesson examines the contributions of Sir Francis Bacon to science. We take a long hard look at the scientific method, with special emphasis on experimental science. Then we briefly examine how Bacon sold science to the world.
5. 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.
6. Galileo, the Telescope & the Church
This lesson explores the contributions of Galileo to modern science. It examines his early steps toward a scientific method, his work on falling bodies and, of course, his astronomical discoveries. Finally, the Church's reaction to these discoveries is explored.
7. Rene Descartes and the Union of Religion and Philosophy
This lesson explores the beliefs and works of Rene Descartes and how he explained the relationship between the mind and body as well as religion and science.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
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