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During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a series of crises shook the foundations of society:  Conflicts between Protestants and Catholics erupted into brutal religious warfare.  Severe economic and social crises led to civil war.  The chaos led to several European countries adopting absolute monarchies.  All of these conflicts and controversies were reflected in the art and culture of their times.
Of all the changes that swept Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the most widely influential was the Scientific Revolution.  This revolution is often associated with the various scientific and technological changes made during this time,  However, the Scientific Revolution was also about the changes in the way Europeans looked at themselves and their world.
The French Revolution established both a new political and a new social order by tearing its political, economic, and social structures apart.  These internal divisions, along with the fear of foreign invasion, made the French Revolution more radical.  And out of this new order, Napoleon Bonaparte first built, then lost an empire.
Donaghe's AMERICAN HISTORY and Geography
Unit One: Colonizing America
Unit Two: Creating a Nation
Unit Three:  The Young Republic
Unit Four: The Crisis of Union
Unit Five: Frontier America
Unit Six: Empire and Progress
Unit Seven: Boom and Bust
Unit Eight: Wars of Fire and Ice
Unit Nine: American Upheaval
Unit Ten: A Changing America

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In 42 episodes, John Green will begin teaching you the history of the world!

This course is based on the 2012 AP World History curriculum, from growing the first crops in the First Agricultural Revolution to global textile production in the 2010s. 

Some videos with review material for my awesome World History students: Goals & Objectives
of the Crash Course videos:

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

*Identify and explain historical developments and processes
*Analyze the context of historical events, developments, and processes and explain how they are situated within a broader historical context
*Explain the importance of point of view, historical situation, and audience of a source
*Analyze patterns and connections among historical developments and processes, both laterally and chronologically through history
*Be a more informed citizen of the world 

Crash Course World History #22:
The Renaissance: Was It a Thing?
Crash Course World History #23:
The Columbian Exchange
In which John Green teaches you about the European Renaissance. European learning changed the world in the 15th and 16th century, but was it a cultural revolution, or an evolution? We'd argue that any cultural shift that occurs over a couple of hundred years isn't too overwhelming to the people who live through it. In retrospect though, the cultural bloom in Europe during this time was pretty impressive. In addition to investigating what caused the Renaissance and who benefitted from the changes that occurred, John will tell you just how the Ninja Turtles got mixed up in all this. In which John Green teaches you about the changes wrought by contact between the Old World and the New. John does this by exploring the totally awesome history book "The Columbian Exchange" by Alfred Cosby, Jr. After Columbus "discovered" the Americas, European conquerors, traders, and settlers brought all manner of changes to the formerly isolated continents. Disease and invasive plant and animal species remade the New World, usually in negative ways. While native people, plants, and animals were being displaced in the Americas, the rest of the world was benefitting from American imports, especially foods like maize, tomatoes, potatoes, pineapple, blueberries, sweet potatoes, and manioc. Was the Columbian Exchange a net positive? It's debatable. So debate.