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Ch 40: HiSET: Colonialism

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This chapter uses fast, entertaining videos to examine the history of colonialism and help you prepare for your HiSET Social Studies exam. If you have any questions as you work through the chapter, you can submit them to instructors.

HiSET: Colonialism - Chapter Summary

Colonialism is a topic you're likely to bump into while taking the HiSET Social Studies test. Use these short, engaging video lessons to get prepared. As you work through this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Tensions between the Christians and the Turks
  • Colonialism throughout Europe
  • The influence of Cardinal Richelieu
  • Conflict between England and colonists in the New World
  • The Gunpowder Treason and the English Civil War
  • The rise and impact of the Commercial Revolution

Each video comes with a transcript to make it easy to review lesson topics and identify important terms. Lessons also come with short quizzes to help you gauge your comprehension of the material and pinpoint where additional study is necessary.

Objectives of the HiSET: Colonialism Chapter

This chapter examines colonialism to help you prepare for the history questions on the HiSET Social Studies test, which account for about 38% of your score. The other topics for the exam are civics and government, economics and geography. The test includes fifty questions and gives you seventy minutes to answer them all.

The multiple-choice quizzes in this chapter are styled after the questions you'll find on the HiSET exam and provide a valuable practice tool. If you get hung up as you work through the lessons, submit a question to our instructors for help. The HiSET is a high school equivalency exam that covers five subject areas, including social studies.

7 Lessons in Chapter 40: HiSET: Colonialism
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Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by Sea

1. Holy Leagues: Christians vs. Turks by Sea

This lesson focuses on the formation of Holy Leagues and the battle between Christian and Turkish forces in the Mediterranean Sea during the Sixteenth Century.

The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by Land

2. The Long War: Christians vs. Turks by Land

The Long War was a battle between the Ottomans and the Habsburg Empire. This lesson covers who fought on each side as well as some of the important events of the conflict.

Colonialism Across Europe

3. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

4. Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

Cardinal Richelieu was a powerful man in secular matters. This lesson explores how he came to power and the battle with the Huguenots that dominated most of his career.

Jamestown: Conflict in the New World

5. Jamestown: Conflict in the New World

This lesson focuses on the settlement of Jamestown and the conflicts that occurred between the native populations and the English settlers. While exploring this topic, it will highlight England's response to the troubles that plagued the settlement.

The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

6. The Gunpowder Treason: England After Elizabeth I

This lesson will explain the Gunpowder Treason of England. As it uncovers the details of this assassination plot, it will explain the part Elizabeth I and the other Tudor monarchs played in creating the resentment that brought it to life.

The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

7. The Commercial Revolution: Economic Impact of Exploration and Colonization on Europe

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Commercial Revolution sparked by Europe's interaction with the New World colonies. We'll learn about how mercantilism, banking and joint-stock companies transformed the economic face of the European continent.

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