How a little machine shook the world and caused a revolution: Consequences: 3 events shaped by the printing press. The reformation - protestants, name comes from protest. Rips across western europe, rips christianity in 2, half the population left the catholic church. The catholic church dictated everything that people did. Some peasants were very upset with the way they were being treated. The new world - how people experienced the world that they would never see, in. The renaissance - how the printing press spread the renaissance around the world. A lot of people like the bible, he gures out a way to make money. He wants to nd investors to fund his printing press. He develops moveable type - a way to print several pages of books at once instead of traditional carving. New paper + metal moveable letters + oil based ink + wine press tech.