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Ch 51: HiSET: Imperialism in the 19th - 20th Centuries

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This chapter focuses on the efforts of European nations and the United States to expand their empires in the 1800s and 1900s. Explore examples of imperialism as you prepare to answer related questions on the social studies section of the HiSET test.

HiSET - Imperialism in the 19th - 20th Centuries - Chapter Summary

The online video lessons in this chapter explore the colonization of Africa and Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries. Watch the lessons to discover the events that unfolded as Europe sought political control on these continents. As you view the lessons, they could help you to:

  • Describe the motivations for imperialism and its effects
  • Understand how the United States gained control in Latin America
  • Discover how Africa was divided by European powers
  • Explain the significance of the Russo-Turkish War
  • Understand the consequences of New Imperialism

Each of these animated video lessons is followed by a short quiz. Use these to test your grasp of the material. You can also submit your questions to our instructors. The lessons are accompanied by written transcripts that you can utilize to clarify any information you might have missed.

HiSET - Imperialism in the 19th - 20th Centuries Objectives

The HiSET Social Studies is a subtest of the HiSET high school equivalency exam, which tests your knowledge of five content areas. While taking the social studies portion of the HiSET test, you'll demonstrate your ability to interpret, apply and analyze information on geography, civics, economics and history. The history portion of the test (38% of questions on the subtest) includes questions that relate to the material on imperialism that you studied in this chapter. You'll be required to answer 50 total multiple-choice questions in approximately 70 minutes on this subtest.

5 Lessons in Chapter 51: HiSET: Imperialism in the 19th - 20th Centuries
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European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

1. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.

US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

2. US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

This lesson will explore United States imperialism in the Americas. In doing so, it will highlight the presidencies of Roosevelt and Taft, focusing on Yankee Imperialism, the Roosevelt Corollary, and Dollar Diplomacy.

The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

3. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

4. Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

This lesson explains the importance of the Russo-Turkish War of the late 19th century. In doing so, it highlights some of the conflict in the Balkans, as well as the treaties of San Stefano and Berlin.

Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences

5. Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences

This lesson will explore Europe's New Imperialism, which swept across Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will highlight the Dutch East India Company, the Great Game, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Opium Wars.

Chapter Practice Exam
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