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Empire and Expansion in the 18th Century (1700-1799) - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Instructors in this chapter's video lessons can help you follow the tensions, wars and treaties upsetting and reestablishing the balance of power among nations in Eastern and Western Europe. They also show you how these conflicts played out in the North American colonies and discuss the changes resulting from participation in a growing global economy. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Characterize the 18th century's social and economic conditions
- Identify significant military conflicts and explain their outcomes in Europe
- Describe the impact of clashes between European powers on the American colonies
|World Economies in the 1700s||Provides an overview of the economic conditions in western civilization during the 18th century.|
|Society and Culture of the 18th Century||Gives insight into elite and popular cultures and explores the social consequences of a changing global economy.|
|The Peace of Utrecht: Definition & Impact||Describes how a treaty ending the War of Spanish Succession affected the balance of power in Europe.|
|The War of Austrian Succession: Summary and Effects on the World||Explains how war in Eastern Europe spilled over into the American colonies and weakened France.|
|The Seven Years' War: History & Impact||Depicts a 'world war', known in North America as the French and Indian War, from which Britain emerged as the largest European power.|
1. World Economies in the 1700s: Trends, Factors & Characteristics
In this lesson, we explore the economic trends of 18th-century Europe and the demographic and ideological factors which made the Industrial Revolution possible.
2. Society & Culture of the 18th Century
In this lesson, we explore 18th-century European society and how it changed due to factors such as freer markets and population growth. We'll also learn about the popular culture enjoyed by those with enough leisure time to indulge in it.
3. The Peace of Utrecht: Definition & Impact
In this lesson, we explore the Peace of Utrecht that ended the War of the Spanish Succession and the widespread ramifications it had for the emerging and declining powers of Western Europe.
4. The War of Austrian Succession: Summary and Effects on the World
In this lesson, we explore the War of the Austrian Succession and the ramifications it had on Western Europe and the pretexts for the later conflict it created.
5. The Seven Years' War: History & Impact
In this lesson we explore the Seven Years' War, a global conflict that was fought in central Europe and in North America, which had important financial and territorial ramifications for its participants.
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Other chapters within the History 102: Western Civilization II course
- Introduction to Western Civilization II
- Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715)
- Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740)
- The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment (1500-1790)
- The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte (1780-1815)
- Industrialization (1700-1900)
- Political Developments (1760-1848)
- The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914)
- European Life and Trends (1850-1914)
- Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries
- World War I (1914-1919)
- Between the World Wars (1919-1939)
- World War II (1939-1945)
- Western Civilization Since 1945
- Studying for History 102