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MTEL History: Revolution and Independence in Europe and the US
The lessons in this chapter can help you recollect all the important information about revolution and independence in Europe and the US as you prepare to take the MTEL History exam. The videos go over all that you need to know, including:
- The Ottoman Empire
- Monarchical nation states
- European colonialism
- The French Revolution
- Restoration and reform in Europe
- Revolutionary movements throughout Europe
Our experienced instructors use brief animated videos to point out the salient features of all these events in preparation for the test. Learning via assorted mechanisms means greater exposure to the content and more opportunity to gain confidence in your knowledge. Once you finish the lessons, you can take the cumulative chapter exam to determine how well you understand the material.
MTEL History: Revolution and Independence in Europe and the US
The MTEL History exam is a comprehensive test that evaluates your knowledge and understanding of all historical topics. You need to pass this test in order to be licensed as a history teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in this Revolution and Independence in Europe and the US chapter fall within the World History objective and include 25% of the test questions. You can check on your mastery of the material by completing the self-assessment quiz that comes with the video lesson.
The questions on the MTEL History exam include 100 multiple-choice items and two open-response items which account for 80% and 20% of your grade. The multiple-choice items will show you a passage followed by several possible responses from which you must choose the correct answer. The open-response items evaluate your ability to develop a thoughtful and logical response to historical questions.
1. The Ottoman Empire: Changes, Politics & Developments
In this lesson, we explore the problems the Ottoman Empire faced in the 19th century, and the many territorial losses it endured at the hands of Russia, Austria, and others.
2. The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power
In this lesson, we will study the rise of powerful kings in Western Europe. We will look at the transition from feudalism to the nation-state and examine four countries in which this transition took place.
3. Colonialism Across Europe
In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.
4. Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events
This lesson will provide a brief overview of the primary phases, key events, and main characters of the French Revolution. We will also study the conditions and circumstances leading up to the Revolution.
5. Political Restoration and Reform in Europe
In this lesson, we explore the major changes that were made to the boundaries and political apparatuses in European states after the fall of Napoleon, most notably in the German lands and in the Low Countries.
6. Revolutionary Movements of Portugal and Spain: Political & Economic Developments
In this lesson we explore the revolutionary movements in both Spain and Portugal in the 19th century and the long struggle between liberal revolutionaries and the traditional monarchies.
7. Revolutionary Movements of Italy and Greece: Movements, Unification & Modernization
In this lesson, we examine the revolutionary and nationalist movements in Italy and Greece. We'll also look at the obstacles both states had to overcome to become internationally recognized nations.
8. Revolutionary Movements of Russia: Political, Economic & Social Reform
In this lesson, we'll explore the tumultuous domestic history of 19th-century Russia, where czars opposed radical nationalists and periods of liberal reform alternated with periods of violent political suppression.
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