Ch 12: 1800s & 1900s Imperialism Overview

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1800s & 1900s Imperialism Overview - Chapter Summary

Our engaging chapter covers imperialism in the 1800s and 1900s for your review. Topics include the characteristics of European imperialism, as well as its motives and effects. You'll also be able to study imperialism in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Ottoman Empire. After completing these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Outline British nationalism and rule in India
  • Discuss the timeline of U.S. imperialism in the Americas
  • Describe imperialism related to the Russo-Turkish War
  • Explain the purpose of the Berlin Conference and its relation to the colonization of Africa
  • Detail the consequences of European imperialism in Asia
  • Identify examples of imperialism in Latin America

These lessons are written by expert instructors to ensure you're learning the most accurate information in an easy-to-follow way. If you like to study offline, our printable lesson transcripts cover the key terms and topics and make handy study guides. As a quick review, you can take the short quiz that follows each lesson or the end-of-chapter test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: 1800s & 1900s Imperialism Overview
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European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

1. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.

British Rule & Nationalism in India

2. British Rule & Nationalism in India

Although they fell into full rule of India almost by accident, the British were able to bring remarkable ability and passion to their rule. That said, as some Indians fell in love with British culture, more longed for the ideals of democracy and nationalism that were denied to them. The legacy of British rule remains controversial to this day.

US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

3. US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

This lesson will explore United States imperialism in the Americas. In doing so, it will highlight the presidencies of Roosevelt and Taft, focusing on Yankee Imperialism, the Roosevelt Corollary, and Dollar Diplomacy.

Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

4. Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

This lesson explains the importance of the Russo-Turkish War of the late 19th century. In doing so, it highlights some of the conflict in the Balkans, as well as the treaties of San Stefano and Berlin.

The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

5. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences

6. Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences

This lesson will explore Europe's New Imperialism, which swept across Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will highlight the Dutch East India Company, the Great Game, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Opium Wars.

Imperialism in Latin America

7. Imperialism in Latin America

In this lesson, you will explore the history and forms of imperialism in Latin America throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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