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Ch 34: The First Global Age

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Bring back your memories concerning what you know about the first global age with this chapter study guide. Go over the timeline and the transcripts, memorize key events, and assess your knowledge by answering quiz questions.

The First Global Age - Chapter Summary

This chapter will assist you with recalling all of the major events that took place during the first global age. The available lessons provide a chronological tour through this age, including a description of significant individuals, movements, and advancements. At the end of the chapter, you should be ready to answer questions about the following:

  • European motivations for exploration in the Americas
  • Changes to international trade during the age of exploration
  • Evidence of European domination during this era
  • An overview of events during the Renaissance
  • Martin Luther's role in the Protestant Reformation
  • Protestant Reformation spreading throughout Europe
  • Post-Reformation Europe and Protestant influences
  • England's Golden Age during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Cromwell's rise to power during the English Civil War
  • The economic effects of colonization and exploration on Europe
  • Leaders and causes of the Scientific Revolution
  • Enlightenment philosophers

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12 Lessons in Chapter 34: The First Global Age
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The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

1. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

During the Age of Exploration, Europeans risked passing the waters of the Old World to explore the New World. Explore the reasons Europeans sailed to the Americas, including a spirit of adventure, a religious desire to save souls, and a desire for wealth.

How International Trade Changed in the Age of Exploration

2. How International Trade Changed in the Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration and the discoveries of new places, people, and resources by European powers brought about changes in international trade as well. Learn about international trade before the Age of Exploration, the philosophy of mercantilism, and the development of the transatlantic slave trade.

Foundations of European Dominance in the First Global Age

3. Foundations of European Dominance in the First Global Age

In this lesson, we will examine the factors that contributed to European dominance in the First Global Age. We will identify and analyze the characteristics and components that allowed European culture to spread throughout the world.

The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

4. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

Between the Hundred Years War and the peace treaties of Westphalia, an astonishing number of significant historical events occurred. Develop an understanding of the timeline from the 1300s to the early 1600s which form the time periods of, respectively: The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan Era.

Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

5. Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther, a prominent religious leader, published his '95 theses' piece as a way to try to discipline the Roman Catholic Church. Learn more about his contributions, the birth of the protestant reformation, the diet of worms, and the peasant revolt.

The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

6. The Spread of the Protestant Reformation Across Europe

The 'Protestant Reformation' was a lash back against Catholic beliefs by Christians in the 16th century as at the time the Catholic Church had a strong hold over it's people. Learn more about the spread of the protestant reformation across Europe and it's importance.

Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

7. Life After the Reformation & Protestant Influence on Society

The Protestant Reformation was a significant movement that led to many societal changes in Europe, including an exodus of many people from the Catholic Church. Learn about life in Europe after the Reformation and explore the Protestant influence on society, including its impact on education and family life.

Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

8. Queen Elizabeth I and England's Golden Age

England's golden era was contributed to by Queen Elizabeth I, who came to the throne from the Tudor dynasty, reigned for 45 years, and brought on the Elizabethan Era. Learn more about the Tudor Queen's reign and the advancements, policies, and accomplishments that her era achieved.

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

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

In the 1600s, Oliver Cromwell was a prominent figure in England's Civil War and in the theocracy established after the war ended. Learn about the English Civil War and the rise of Cromwell's theocracy, review an introduction to Cromwell, his role as Lord Protector, and some of the laws established under him, and explore the death of Cromwell to understand his influence and legacy in England.

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

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

Near the end of the Middle Ages, European commerce increased and helped spur the Industrial Revolution. Discover how mercantilism and the New World influenced the Commercial Revolution, and understand how the Commercial Revolution influenced banks, joint-stock companies, and inflation.

The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

11. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

The Scientific Revolution was a period of history when notable advances were made in science and astronomy. Explore the period and what made it unique, delve into its background, and look at some of the noteworthy scientists of the age.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

12. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

Enlightenment-era thinkers helped to shape Western society and its ideals. Learn about the history of the Age of Enlightenment and explore the influence of the ideas espoused by thinkers like John Locke, Issac Newton, Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, the Baron de Montesquieu, David Hume, and Voltaire.

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