Welcome to the Culver 2018-19 AP European History Class

Your guide through this fascinating voyage of Europe will be myself, Mr. Scott Sweet-Christian.

Feel free to email me at scott.sweet-christian@culver.org

Books you will need:

Palmer, Colton and Kramer, A History of Europe in the Modern World. McGraw Hill 11th edition. (textbook)

Machiavelli. The Prince    (Term 1)

Voltaire. Candide   (Term 1)

Darnton. The Great Cat Massacre: and other Episodes in French Cultural History (Term 2)

Shelly. Frankenstein  (Term 2/3)

Marx and Engel. Communist Manifesto (Term 3)

Conrad: Heart of Darkness  (Term 3)

Remarque. All Quiet on the Western Front (Term 3)

Lastly here is a letter from last year from Jungwoo (Kevin) Park on being successful in this class

What really helped me for AP European History – Park




Georgiy Make-up

  1. Assess the extent to which the economic and political ideals of Karl Marx were realized in postrevolutionary Russia in the period from 1917 to 1939.
  2. “The tsarist regime fell in 1917 because it had permitted tremendous change and progress in some areas while trying to maintain a political order that had outlived its time.” Assess the validity of this statement as an explanation of the abdication of Nicholas II in 1917.
  3. Compare and contrast the relationship between the artist and society in the Renaissance/Reformation period to the relationship between the artist and society in the late nineteenth century

Make-up Test WWII/Age of Anxiety

  1. Compare the efforts to ensure European collective security that were made by the victorious powers between 1815 and 1830 (after the Napoleonic Wars) with those made by the victorious powers between 1918 and 1933 (after the First World War.)
  2. Compare the ways that seventeenth-century absolute monarchs and twentieth-century dictators gained and maintained their power.
  3. Evaluate the extent to which Catherine the Great and Joseph Stalin were “Westernizers”.