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Major Events in World History Study Guide

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Great for homework help, exam preparation or classroom resources, this Major Events in World History Study Guide course offers an easy way to review cultural, religious, political and economic influences in history. Lessons can be reviewed quickly and contain quizzes for self-assessment purposes.
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Lesson 1 - Heirs of the Sumerians: Babylonians, Hittites, Hurrians and Assyrians  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Hittites: Civilization, History & Definition  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Proto-Indo-European Language: Roots & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Ancient Assyrians: History, Civilization & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - History of the Persian Empire  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Mohammed and the Birth of Islam  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Suleiman and the Ottoman Empire: History, Culture & Exploits  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Ancient Egyptian Class System  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Old Kingdom Egypt: Developments & Achievements  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Ancient Mesopotamia Class System  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Ancient Sumerian Social Class System  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Mohenjo-Daro: Facts, Civilization & Religion  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Mughal Empire: Economy, Technology & Trade  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Gobekli Tepe: Location, Facts & Reconstruction  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Why is the Ganges River Important?  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Ganges River: Location, Facts & Animals  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Ancient Thrace: Definition, History & Mythology  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Baalbek: History, Mystery & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Dravidian Languages: Origins & Family  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - China's Xia Dynasty: Timeline, Culture & Achievements  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Japanese Military Society & Samurais in the 12th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Ming Dynasty Achievements: Art & Technology  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Ancient Chinese Class System  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Japanese Feudal Class System  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu: Biography and Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Tokugawa Shogunate: History, Economy, Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Tokugawa Shogunate: Religion and Art  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Why Was the Great Wall of China Built?  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Medieval Japan: Religion, Government & Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Chinese Emperors: Names & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Japanese Emperors  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Yayoi Period in Japan: History, People, Culture & Religion  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Yayoi Period in Japan: Government, Weapons & Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Kofun Period in Japan: History & Artifacts  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Japanese Kofun Period: Religion & Burial Mounds  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Kofun Government, Military & Armor  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Who Was Tokugawa Iemitsu? - History, Facts & Quotes  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Axum Empire: Religion, Culture & Government  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Trans-Saharan Trade & West African Sudanic States  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Spread of Pastoralism and Agriculture in Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Establishment of Small City-States on Africa's East Coast  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Central & Southern Africa & the Indian Ocean Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Ancient Cities of Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Ancient Civilizations in Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Ancient Gold Mines in Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Ancient West African Kingdoms  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Ancient Kings & Queens of Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Ancient Mali: History & Civilization  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Ancient Mali: Government & Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Ancient Sub-Saharan African Civilization & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Ancient Tribes of Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Ancient West African Civilization, Culture & Religion  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Ghana's Ancient History & Civilization  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Gold and Salt Trade in Ancient Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - History of Islam in Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Obelisk of Axum: History  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Slavery in Ancient Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Women in Ancient Africa  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Medieval Africa: History & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Songhai Empire: Definition, Location & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Songhai Empire: Religion & Social Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - The Fall of the Songhai Empire  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Songhai Empire: Trade & Government  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Mesoamerican Civilizations: The Olmecs to Cortes  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Inca Civilization and Pizarro: Pre-Columbian South America  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Pre-Columbian Civilization: North American Indians Before Europeans  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Effects of European Colonization: Christopher Columbus and Native Americans  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Rise of the Aztecs  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Defeat of the Aztecs  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Jamestown: Conflict in the New World  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Mexican Revolution: Causes & Initial Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Mexican Revolution: Aftermath & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - WWII Aftermath & the Creation of the United Nations  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The End of the Cold War and Desert Storm  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Aztec Class System & Government  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Benito Juarez: Biography & Accomplishments  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Presidents of Mexico  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - U.S. State Flags  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - What Are State Mottos? - History & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - When was Machu Picchu Discovered? - History & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - When was Machu Picchu Built? - Location & Elevation  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Teotihuacan Civilization: Culture, Society & Agriculture  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The First Crusade: Causes and Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Great Crusades: History and Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Results and Impact of the Crusades  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Little Ice Age and the Black Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Famous British Prime Ministers  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Famous French Presidents  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Class System in Victorian England  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Elizabethan Era Class System  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - English Class System in the 16th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - English Class System in the 18th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - English Class System in the 19th Century  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Estates General Meeting and the French Revolution  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - French & Indian War: Timeline & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - French Monarchy: Names & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - History of Cholera: Outbreaks & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Who Discovered Cholera? - Filippo Pacini & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - What is the Regency Period? - Definition & Characteristics  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Shang Dynasty: Technology, Inventions & Achievements  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Shang Dynasty: Religion, Art & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Shang Dynasty: Social Structure & Family Life  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Shang Dynasty: Leaders, Political Structure & Laws  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Shang Dynasty: Economy & Agriculture  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Qin Dynasty: Achievements, Inventions & Technology  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Qin Dynasty: Religion, Art & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Qin Dynasty: Economy & Political Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Qin Dynasty: Social Structure, Laws & Rules  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Sui Dynasty: Facts, Timeline & Emperors  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Sui Dynasty: Achievements, Inventions & Technology  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Sui Dynasty: Religion, Art & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - The Fall of the Sui Dynasty  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Sui Dynasty: Social Structures & Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Tang Dynasty: Facts, Time Period & Rulers  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Tang Dynasty: Achievements, Inventions & Technology  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Tang Dynasty: Religion, Art & Poetry  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Tang Dynasty: Government, Economy & Trade  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Tang Dynasty: Social Structure & Traditions  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Yuan Dynasty: Facts, Timeline & Emperors  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Yuan Dynasty: Achievements, Inventions & Technology  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Yuan Dynasty: Religion, Art & Culture  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - How Did the Yuan Dynasty Fall?  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Yuan Dynasty: Social Structure, Economy & Trade  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Qing Dynasty: Facts, Timeline & Emperors  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Qing Dynasty: Achievements, Inventions & Technology  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Qing Dynasty: Social Classes, Laws & Economy  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Women in the Qing Dynasty  Take Quiz

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