THE MODERN AGE
Livin’ On A Prayer
By Bon Jovi
BY 1500, EUROPE WAS
People started to recognize the different
eras that have existed.
– Middle Ages – Knights, Lords, Vassals,
– Renaissance – education, art, literature,
science, (the Ninja Turtles)
–Early Modern Age – the time we are about to look
THE REFORMATION – dissent had been
growing within the church.
– People felt the church had become too wealthy
– Martin Luther pushed to keep the church plain
and simple => Protestants.
-With people questioning the church, the
kings powers increased => Divine Right of
-The modern idea of a ‘nation’ began to
Agriculture was still the backbone but
industry started to increase.
In many places serfs were no longer tied to
Trade encouraged exploration and empires
Improved agriculture meant less farmers
(consolidation), better crops, and as result, a
An increase in trade created a new Middle
Class of people.
Rural life became replaced by an urban
lifestyle => cities emerged.
Humanism – mode of thought in which
human interests predominate (the
Science expanded, challenging several old
» Copernius/Galileo => the sun was center of universe
Inventions =>telescope, microscope, babytrot, exploration
Literature, philosophers, and theatre.
THE DOMINO EFFECT
New ideas spread
New laws and
More and better
roads are needed
Horses and wagons
No longer needed
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Martin Luther posts 95 Thesis
Trade expands exploration
The Early Modern Age
Chapter 1 Questions
What actions did kings take to increase their power
and how did these actions affected people?
How did agriculture change during the
What was humanism? How did it change the way
people looked at their role in the world?
How were ideas spread during this time?
Describe the work of 3 different scientists during