Ch 12: European Life & Trends

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Watch video lessons on European life and trends during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Discover the political, economic and scientific changes that impacted European countries' governments and their peoples. Verify you understand the material by taking self-assessment quizzes after each lesson.

European Life & Trends - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The state of Europe during and directly after the Victorian era: that's the primary focus of the lessons in this chapter. The last half of the 1800s through the early years of the 20th century was a period of tremendous political, economic, cultural and intellectual change. In this chapter, you'll learn about the Second Industrial Revolution, the impact of imperialism and accomplishments in science and the arts. By studying the lessons, you'll get details on topics such as:

  • What inventions contributed to the Second Industrial Revolution
  • What factors impacted the global economy during the 1800s
  • How political changes affected England, France and Germany
  • How philosophies, artistic movements and scientific discoveries affected Europe in the late 19th century to early 20th century
  • What led Britain to allow certain colonies to self-rule

VideoObjective
Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & ImpactExplore how advancements during the late 1800s affected life expectancy, productivity and standards of living.
The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & InventionsSee how the internal combustion engine, electricity and other technologies led to the Second Industrial Revolution.
The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their ImpactLearn how the Second Industrial Revolution and free trade helped shape the global economy during the 1800s.
Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second ReichSee how political conflicts and power shifts impacted France, England and Germany during the mid- to late 1800s.
Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900sExamine how scientific developments like the theory of evolution impacted philosophy, religion and art.
Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)Get details on the introduction of self-rule in British colonies such as Australia and Canada.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: European Life & Trends
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Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & Impact

1. Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & Impact

The end of the 19th century was a time when the workers of Europe had more money to spend and more time to engage in leisure activities. In this lesson, learn about changes in leisure activities, health, education, and women's rights.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

2. 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 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

3. The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy. In this lesson, learn about the important factors that contributed to this system.

Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

4. Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

The middle of the 19th century witnessed several political changes on the European scene. Many of these dramatic shifts centered on the states of France, Germany, and England. In this lesson, learn about the shifting political powers and changing governments of Europe during this time.

Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s

5. Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s

The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century was a period of advances in scientific discovery, philosophy, religion, and artistic expression. In this lesson, learn about the influential ideas, individuals, and movements of the time.

Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

6. Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

After the British lost the American colonies forever in the revolution, they worked to avoid the same mistake by giving their remaining colonies greater freedom. However, it didn't always work out that way - especially closer to home.

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