AP Chapter 16

Chapter 16: The Birth of Modern Thought

Learning Objectives:

  1. What effect did state-financed education have on literacy in late 19th century Europe?

  2. What role did science play in the 2nd half of the 19th century?

  3. What challenges did European Christianity face in the late 19th century?

  4. How did developments in art, psychology, and science reflect a profound shift in western thought?

  5. How did women challenge gender stereotypes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

Chapter Outline:

  1. The new reading public

  2. Science at mid-century

III. Christianity and the Church under siege

  1. Toward a 20th century frame of mind

  2. Women and modern thought

  3. In perspective

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