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Ch 50: HiSET: European Life & Trends (1850-1914)

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The video lessons in this chapter focus on urbanization as well as the shifting political landscape in Europe during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Utilize this material as you prepare to take the social studies subtest of the HiSET examination.

HiSET - European Life and Trends (1850-1914) - Chapter Summary

This chapter looks at the massive changes and new innovations that occurred from 1850-1914, including the invention of electricity. While watching the chapter's video lessons, you'll learn about the development of the coal, textile and railroad industries and discover how they transformed the lives of Europeans. You might similar material on the social studies subtest of the HiSET examination. Let this chapter help you with:

  • Explaining how technological advancements led to better health and more leisure time for Europeans
  • Describing the major inventions of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Understanding the world economy that resulted from trade networks and industrialization
  • Discussing the evolving politics in Europe during the Third French Republic
  • Discovering the art, science and philosophies of the 19th and 20th centuries

While you watch and review the information in this chapter's lessons, you can prepare to answer related questions on the social studies section of the high school equivalency test. The lessons are designed to be engaging and easy to follow. Submit your questions to experienced lesson instructors, and take the self-assessment quizzes and the chapter examination to measure your knowledge.

HiSET - European Life and Trends (1850-1914) Objectives

The social studies subtest of the HiSET high school equivalency examination assesses what you know about geography, history, civics and government and economics. The topics presented in this chapter are covered in the history section, which makes up 38% of the subtest, along with other world and U.S. history topics. The subtest will determine your ability to analyze, interpret, evaluate generalize and apply social studies information. You'll be asked to answer 50 multiple-choice questions. The time allotted for this examination is 70 minutes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 50: HiSET: European Life & Trends (1850-1914)
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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.

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