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AP World History: Imperialism - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Imperialism has had a dramatic and long-reaching effect on international relations. In these video lessons, learn what factors contributed to 19th and 20th century imperialism in certain parts of the world. Find out what kind of military engagements were related to imperialism, and how imperial powers worked together and against each other. In these lessons, you'll learn things like:
- What kind of technological and social changes facilitated imperialism
- How imperialism was carried out in India, China and Africa
- Similarities and differences between European and Japanese imperialism
- The role of military conflict in imperialism
|Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples, Lesson & Quiz||Describe technological changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution in general, and advancements in steam power and iron production in particular.|
|Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts||Find out how European society was affected by the Industrial Revolution. Study working conditions in factories and related reform efforts.|
|European Imperialism in India & the British East India Company||Explain why European governments and business were interested in a weak India and how Great Britain secured its economic presence in India; describe the role of the British East India Company in British imperialism in India.|
|European Imperialism in China: Tr0ades, Battles & Treaties||Discover European governmental and business interests in China and how Europeans attempted to exert influence in the area. Examine the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, the Treaty of Nanking and the Open Door Policy.|
|Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars||Describe Japanese imperialism in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Learn about Japanese acquisition of land through war, such as holding Taiwan and Korea after the Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War.|
|European Imperialism in Africa: Invasion, Colonization & Rivalry||Describe European political and economic interests in Africa, including strategic colonization and power plays among themselves; explain what the Berlin Conference was and why it was important.|
1. The Five Motives of Imperialism
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of imperialism and explore the motives, including economic, political, and ideological motives, for spreading a nation's power and influence into new territories.
2. Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary
Although many factors influenced the first Industrial Revolution, the progress made by several inventors was essential. In this lesson, learn about the innovators who helped to spur the Industrial Revolution forward.
3. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts
The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.
4. European Imperialism in India & the British East India Company
In this lesson, we will learn about European imperialism in India. We will explore the relationship between European powers and India and examine the role of the British East India Company.
5. 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.
6. Effects of Imperialism in Africa
Between the 1880s and the first decades of the 20th century, Europeans imposed their control over most of Africa. Learn about this 'Scramble for Africa' and its effects on the continent in this lesson.
7. European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties
In this lesson, we will examine European imperialism in China. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the 'Open Door' Policy.
8. Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars
In this lesson, we will learn about Japanese imperialism. We will highlight the major territorial acquisitions and the wars that expanded the Japanese Empire.
9. European Imperialism in Africa: Invasions, Colonization & Rivalries
In this lesson, we will learn about European imperialism in Africa. We will explore the 'Scramble for Africa,' and highlight the key themes and events associated with it.
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