Ch 16: FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Political & Economic Systems

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FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Political & Economic Systems - Chapter Summary

Fully comprehend renaissance material by going through every lesson. If you do, you will be more knowledgeable about:

  • Formation of modern nation states
  • Birth of parliament
  • Wars of the Roses
  • The 30 Years of War
  • England's Golden Age
  • The Spanish inquisition

Refresh your memory about the renaissance political and economic systems so you can do well on the exam. In this chapter you'll find our engaging video lessons, which act as a catalyst for the learning/review process. Ensure that you are ready for the actual exam by completing each one of our lesson quizzes. If you want to scroll through different parts of a lesson to better comprehend a topic, use our video tags.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Political & Economic Systems
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The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

1. The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking

In this lesson, we will discuss the rise of banking and the Renaissance economy. We will highlight the Medici family and the rise of the middle class.

The Formation of Modern Nation States

2. The Formation of Modern Nation States

This lesson explains the formation of the modern nation-states. It will highlight how the decline of feudalism, as well as the decline in church power, helped bring about the modern nation-state. It will also feature several monarchs who ruled during these times.

The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

3. The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy

This lesson will focus on the rise of monarchies during the Renaissance, highlighting the interactions of these monarchies with the church and the aristocracy.

England's Wars of the Roses

4. England's Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on England's Wars of the Roses. It will highlight the key figures from both the Houses of York and Lancaster. It will also identify the importance of the divine right of kings.

Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

5. Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition

This lesson will explain the Spanish Reconquista and the Spanish Inquisition. It will focus on the reasons for each, specifically highlighting the role of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the tortures they allowed.

Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

6. Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars

This lesson focuses on Machiavelli and his views on governing, specifically pertaining to the actions of rulers. It will also highlight the actions of several countries involved in the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

7. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

This lesson will focus on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as England's Golden Age. It will highlight England's advancements in economic growth, the sciences, the arts, and exploration under the lone rule of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

8. The 30 Years War: Catholics vs. Protestants

This lesson will explore the reasons for the 30 Years' War. It will highlight the different phases of the war while also explaining why most of Europe took up battle against the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburg Dynasty.

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