Henry the Navigator: Biography, Timeline & Voyages

Learn all about Prince Henry the Navigator and his many contributions to the Age of Exploration. When you’re done, take the quiz and see what you’ve learned. Forever a Prince Everyone knows that Neil Armstrong was the first person on Read More

European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe. EU Today To many today, Europe seems like a Read More

The XYZ Affair: Definition, Summary & Significance

This lesson discusses the XYZ Affair. Learn more about the breakdown in diplomatic relations between the United States and France at the end of the 18th century, and then test your knowledge with a quiz. Definition The XYZ Affair was Read More

President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850

Following President Zachary Taylor’s death, Millard Fillmore took office. He supported the Compromise of 1850 that added new states from the Mexican cession and attempted to resolve long-standing controversies over slavery. The Mexican Cession: Slave or Free? President Millard Fillmore Read More