This began the Age of Exploration.
Moveable printing encouraged the development of research and the search for knowledge.
Sixtus IV's time as Pope clearly showed the corruption of the Church hierarchy.
Michelangelo's most famous works contributed to the rising social status of the Renaissance artist.
Erasmus' Latin Translation was influential and would later be used by Martin Luther.
Luther's widely-distributed work that led to the Leipzig Debate.
The amount of African slaves shipped to the New World would continue to increase, becoming a part of the triangular trade.
The Prince portrays the ideas of Modern Diplomacy--the interests of the state surpass all other interests.
The Act of Supremacy broke England away from the Roman Catholic Church.
The Council of Trent attempted to reform its own Church (Catholic/Counter-Reformation).