Ap European History Crash Course

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-23
  • Publisher: Research & Education Assn

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Author Biography


Larry Krieger earned his B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP subjects including American History, World History, European History, American Government, and Art History. His popular courses were renowned for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and helping students achieve high AP exam
All of Mr. Krieger’s students scored above a 3, with most students scoring a 4 or a 5. In 2004 and 2005, the College Board recognized Mr. Krieger as one of the nation’s foremost AP teachers. 
Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. He is the author of several widely used American History and World History textbooks, along with REA’s AP Art History test preparation guide. In addition, he has spoken at numerous Social Studies conferences and
conducts SAT and AP workshops around the country. His new venture, the AP Crash Courses, is an innovative new series of test preparation books from REA that will help students strategically and effectively prepare for their AP exams.  


Table of Contents

About This Bookp. v
About Our Authorp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Eight Keys for Success on the AP European History Examp. 1
Key Termsp. 7
Chronological Review
The Italian Renaissancep. 23
The Northern Renaissancep. 33
The Reformationp. 41
The Catholic Reformation and the Wars of Religionp. 51
The Age of Exploration and the Commercial Revolutionp. 61
Constitutionalism: The Dutch Republic and England, 1600-1689p. 69
Absolutism in Western Europe: France and Spain, 1589-1715p. 81
Absolutism in Eastern Europe, 1600-1725p. 91
The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightmentp. 99
Peace, War, and Enlightened Despots, 1715-1789p. 111
Life and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Europep. 119
The French Revolution and Napoleonp. 125
Restoration, Romanticism, and Revolutionp. 137
The Industrial Revolutionp. 149
Nationalism, Realpolitick, and Realism, 1850-1871p. 157
Industry, Mass Politics, and Culture, 1871-1914p. 167
War and Revolutionp. 179
The Age of Anxietyp. 191
Depression, Dictators, and World War IIp. 199
The Cold War and Beyondp. 211
Key Themes and Facts
Key Figures in European Intellectual Historyp. 225
Key Events in European Diplomatic Historyp. 233
Key Events, Trends, and Figures in European Women's Historyp. 239
Test-Taking Strategies
Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questionsp. 245
Strategies for the Document-Based Essay Questionp. 251
Strategies for the Free-Response Essaysp. 261
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REA’s AP European History Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based upon a careful analysis of the AP European History Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.

Written by an expert who has studied the AP European History (APEURO) exam content for 20 years, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas and events in European history. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on the AP European History exam.

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP European History Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The review chapters offer you a concise way to learn all the important facts, terms, and key themes before the exam.

The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. It also gives you a list of Key Terms that you absolutely, positively have to know. Parts Two and Three are composed of chapters offering chronological and thematic reviews. Each chapter presents the essential information you need to know about European History.

Part Four focuses exclusively on the format of the AP European History exam. Each chapter in this section explains specific strategies for the multiple-choice questions, the document-based question and the free-response essays.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP European History exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!

If you would like to assess your test readiness for the AP European History exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP European History practice exam at www.rea.com/crashcourse. This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of all answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual exam.
Good luck on your AP European History exam!

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