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Ch 10: 19th Century Revolutions, Politics & Legacies

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Get a refresher on the major events, people and movements that shaped the 19th century with the following learning materials. Learn about causes and effects of conflict, as well as important economic and social changes.

19th Century Revolutions, Politics & Legacies - Chapter Summary

Use these text and video lessons to gain an understanding of the political, social and economic upheavals that took place around the world in the 1800s. Some of these lessons are country-specific while others focus on a particular kind of change, such as the Industrial Revolution; you'll also learn about some of the major thinkers of the day, like Karl Marx.

Lessons have a global approach to the 19th century, from the political to the socioeconomic; you'll explore the fight for freedom in Latin American countries, and European colonialism in Africa, as well as the influence of Western culture in Japan, the agricultural revolution, the second Industrial Revolution, and socialism. More than just names and dates, lessons also convey causes and effects to give you the most comprehensive understanding of the subject in a brief amount of time. Topics include:

  • Independence in Latin America
  • The French Revolution of 1848
  • The Agricultural Revolution
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Westernization in Japan
  • Colonization of African nations
  • Sociopolitical movements

Our instructors clearly explain concepts through engaging video lectures that are accompanied by written transcripts for your convenient review. Videos are tagged so that you can reach the parts you need quickly and efficiently, just when you need them. You can also use the links to text lessons for quick access to more information about key items.

11 Lessons in Chapter 10: 19th Century Revolutions, Politics & Legacies
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Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

1. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

2. The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

This lesson will explore the French Revolution of 1848 that led to the eventual rise of Napoleon Bonaparte III. It will highlight the revolution of the bourgeoisie while also explaining the conflict of the middle classes known as June Days.

The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

3. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

4. Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

The Industrial Revolution was a period when new sources of energy, such as coal and steam, were used to power new machines designed to reduce human labor and increase production. The move to a more industrial society would forever change the face of labor.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

5. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

6. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

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

7. 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.

Liberalism, Radicalism, and Republicanism in the 1800s

8. Liberalism, Radicalism, and Republicanism in the 1800s

This lesson will define and explain the political ideologies of the 19th century, specifically radicalism, republicanism, and liberalism. In doing so, it will highlight their beliefs in the right to vote, freedom from religion, separation of church from state, and laissez-faire economics.

Socialism: Definition & Leaders

9. Socialism: Definition & Leaders

This lesson defines and explains the 19th century political ideology socialism. In doing this, it will highlight the roles of the Industrial Revolution and the socialist experiments of Robert Owen and Charles Fourier.

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

10. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.

European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

11. 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.

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