Period 2: c. 1648 to c. 1815
For this period, images and primary source documents are organized by each of the four Key Concepts of the Outline, demonstrating:
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Key Concept 2.1 — Different models of political sovereignty affected the relationship among states and between states and individuals.
Key Concept 2.2 — The expansion of European commerce accelerated the growth of a worldwide economic network.
Key Concept 2.3 — The spread of Scientific Revolution concepts and practices and the Enlightenment’s application of these concepts and practices to political, social, and ethical issues led to an increased but not unchallenged emphasis on reason in European culture.
Key Concept 2.4 — The experiences of everyday life were shaped by demographic, environmental, medical, and technological changes.