Ch 30: European Discoveries & Wars

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Brush up on your knowledge of various European conflicts, including Christians vs. Turks and the English Civil War. These lessons also cover Galileo's work and battles with the church as well as the changes in European commercial activity during the 14th and 15th centuries.

European Discoveries & Wars - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, our instructors discuss several conflicts involving European powers, including the sea battles between the Christians and Turks and the English Civil War and the events leading up to it. You'll find out about colonialism, and see the economic impact of exploration and colonialism.

Other lessons examine Galileo's work with the telescope and how it brought him into conflict with the church. After watching all these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Discuss the Holy Leagues and their actions
  • Explain the spread of European colonialism
  • Describe Galileo's impasse with the church over his discoveries
  • Examine conflict at the Jamestown colony
  • Explore the English Civil War and its causes
  • Tell about the Commercial Revolution

These lessons are informative and entertaining, and you can watch them as your schedule permits on a computer or mobile device. Short quizzes follow up on what you've learned, offering an opportunity to discover area where you're weak.

8 Lessons in Chapter 30: European Discoveries & Wars
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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.

Colonialism Across Europe

2. 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.

Galileo, the Telescope & the Church

3. 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.

Jamestown: Conflict in the New World

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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