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Ch 37: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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This Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries chapter aims to teach you about imperialism in the United States and Europe. The chapter's online video lessons examine the division of Africa into colonial territories, and it helps to explain the conflicts between the Russians and the Turks. Take the multiple-choice quizzes to assess your knowledge of this and other material.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

When you watch the video lessons in this chapter, you'll have opportunities to learn about imperialism in Asia as well as the continent's colonization. You'll also discover the strategies the United States used to gain power in the Pacific and Caribbean. This chapter will teach you about the:

  • Outcome of New Imperialism in China
  • Importance of the Berlin Conference
  • Treaty of San Stefano
  • Definition of New Imperialism

Video Objective
European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives and Effects Explain the motivations behind the New Imperialism in 19th and 20th century Europe.
U.S. Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline and Examples Learn about Roosevelt's presidency and the building of the Panama Canal.
Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War Describe Russia's attempts to seize control of the Ottoman lands.
The Colonization of Africa and the Berlin Conference: Definition and Purpose Read about the important decisions of the Berlin Conference.
Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences Discuss the outcome of the Russo-Japanese War.

5 Lessons in Chapter 37: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries
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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.

US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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