Ch 48: HiSET: Political Developments (1760-1848)

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Prepare for the social studies subtest of the HiSET examination by studying this Political Developments (1760 - 1848) chapter. The video lessons cover major political movements and key leaders of the 18th and 19th centuries.

HiSET - Political Developments (1760-1848) - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses largely on the changes that took place in Latin America and Europe from 1760 to 1848. You'll discover how the French Revolution paved the way for the rise of Napoleon and explore the origins of communism and Marxism. Study these concepts in preparation for taking the social studies subtest of the HiSET examination. After watching the lessons, you could be capable of:

  • Answering questions about major political ideologies of the 19th century
  • Explaining the European revolutions and the events of the Congress of Vienna
  • Understanding the effects of the Independence movements
  • Describing the causes and effects of the French and Central European Revolutions
  • Discussing the Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels

Use these fun video lessons to learn about these and other history topics. The animated lessons are presented by experienced instructors of whom you can ask questions. Take the self-assessment quizzes and the chapter examination to ensure that you're retaining the material before you take the HiSET Social studies.

HiSET - Political Developments (1760 - 1848) Objectives

Master the material in this chapter to get ready to answer related history questions on the social studies subtest of the state-administered high school equivalency examination. The HiSET Social Studies subtest gauges your knowledge of economics, geography, government and civics and history topics.

It consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in about 70 minutes. History topics cover 38% of the subtest's questions. You'll be tested on your ability to analyze social studies information, distinguish fact from fiction and judge the validity of sources.

5 Lessons in Chapter 48: HiSET: Political Developments (1760-1848)
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European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

1. 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.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

2. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

3. 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

4. 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.

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

5. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.

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