Important Themes to Know (Ap Euro Notes)

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RENAISSANCE
How can the Renaissance be used as a springboard for defining modernity? Compare and contrast the Northern Renaissance with the Mediterranean Renaissance?

REFORMATION
Compare and contrast Martin Luther and John Calvin from economic, religious and social perspectives.

THE CZARS
Analyze the czars of Russia from the perspective of their attempts to control their aristocracy and their church and also the perspective of their relations with western Europe.

ECONOMICS
Trace the development of the Commercial Revolution.

THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Assess the similarities and differences between 16th century and 19th century imperialism.

17TH CENTURY ENGLAND
Trace the development of the English parliament during the 17th century.

17TH CENTURY FRANCE
Compare 17th century French Absolutism with 17th century eastern European Absolutism.

THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
What connection exists between the Enlightenment and the French Revolution?

NAPOLEON
Trace the long term effects of Napoleon I

SOCIALISM
Assess the differences between Charles Fourier, Louis Blanc, Karl Marx, Robert Owen, Edward Bernstein and Vladimir Lenin.

Why did western Europe never fully envelop Marxism?

BRITISH REFORM
Discuss the Parliamentary actions which brought social and political power to the middle and lower classes of English society in the 19th century.

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
What effect did the industrial revolution have upon the social classes? (Break this into both the first AND second industrial revolutions)

GERMANY
Trace the history of Germany from its rise as a Prussian state through its collapse after the First World War.

19TH CENTURY THINKERS
Assess the extent to which Freud, Marx, and Einstein were enlightened thinkers.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Beginning with the French Revolution and ending with the Treaty of Versailles, discuss the manner in which women began to achieve a role in society equal to men.

WORLD WAR I...
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