Ch 14: Europe & Asia from 1800 to 1912 - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Let Study.com help you review the histories of Europe and Asia from 1800-1912. Through brief video lessons, this chapter will cover the information on which you may be tested in the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam.

Europe & Asia from 1800 to 1912 - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter will focus on the major historical events, leaders, and empires in Europe and Asia during the years 1800-1912. These lessons will help further your knowledge of these topics so you may be better prepared for the history questions on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test. In these video lessons, you will have opportunities to refresh your knowledge of the following:

  • Growth and development of the military and economy of the Napoleonic Empire
  • An explanation of socialism and review of its famous leaders during this time period
  • A review of significant European revolts between the years 1815-1832
  • In-depth analysis of the French Revolution of 1848
  • Overview of the Central European Revolutions of 1848
  • Reasons for and results of the Crimean War
  • Timeline of the unification of Italy
  • Unification of Germany
  • Westernization of Japan
  • China's Boxer Rebellion
  • Confucianism's decline and the rise of the Republic of China

To best prepare for the exam, read the corresponding transcripts as you view the brief video lessons. Once you complete a lesson, take the interactive quiz to ascertain how well you grasp the information in anticipation of the exam.

Europe & Asia from 1800 to 1912 - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Chapter Objectives

The ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test is meant to determine the extent of your knowledge regarding history, government, geography and culture, and economics as may be taught to middle grades. Half of the test's 150 multiple-choice questions pertain to history, with topics falling under numerous objectives.

The content covered in this chapter falls under several objectives including understanding major world developments from 1350 to 1850 and 1850 to the present. The lessons will help you review historical facts, and the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson will give you opportunities to practice answering multiple-choice history questions like you will see on the exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Europe & Asia from 1800 to 1912 - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

1. The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

In this lesson, we explore the French Empire under the Emperor Napoleon I, from Napoleon's coronation as emperor in 1804 until the fateful invasion of Russia in 1812.

Socialism: Definition & Leaders

2. 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.

European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

3. European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

This lesson will explain the European revolutions occurring in the first half of the 19th century. It will discuss the common classes' response to the Congress of Vienna, the Concert of Europe, and the old aristocracies' grasping for power.

The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

4. 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.

Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

5. Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

This lesson explores the Central European revolutions of 1848. In doing so, it will highlight the nationalist movements across Germany, Austria, and Italy. It will also signify the revolution in France as the catalyst for this historic year.

The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

6. The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we explore the Crimean War of 1854-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, France, and Great Britain. It is often considered one of the more bungled military campaigns in recent Western history.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

7. The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

In this lesson, we explore the piecemeal unification of Italy which took place in the 19th century. Created in part by the brilliant statesmen Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italy as we know it did not fully take shape until 1870.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

8. The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

9. 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.

Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

10. Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

In the last years of the nineteenth century a number of secret societies throughout China took it upon themselves to battle the superior forces of Europe, Japan and the United States. Armed with martial arts skills, members of the Boxer Rebellion brought China into a defining conflict in world history.

The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

11. The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

This lesson will focus on the decline of Confucianism within the Republic of China. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of Jen and filial piety. It will also explore the role of and the influence of the Three Principles of the People.

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