• Early Modern Politics
    (1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E.

    The early modern period of Europe, 145-1740, contains the expansion of the European states and their creation of empires, but it also examines the first world trading system. Within Europe, there were dynamic changes politically, culturally, and socially that came to shatter much of the old world order. Creating such paradigm shifts was an explosive economic engine, that began in 1492, when Columbus


    See below study guide for Chapter 12  




    European Voyages of Exploration

    This site focuses on the explorers from Spain and Portugal. 

    Period of Time: 1450-1750

    This site provides a good overview of the Early Modern Period. 

    Columbian Exchange Video

    This is a nice 6 minute review of the Colombian Exchange.