Ch 49: HiSET: The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914)

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The entertaining, short video lessons in this chapter help you study for the HiSET Social Studies test by reviewing important concepts regarding the Age of Nationalism. If you have any questions about the material, you can reach out to our instructors for clarification.

HiSET: The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914) - Chapter Summary

These engaging and informative video lessons can be viewed from any internet device to make HiSET Social Studies test preparation accessible and easy. This chapter reviews the Age of Nationalism topics you can expect to run into as you take the exam. Lessons cover:

  • Causes and effects of the Crimean War
  • Unifications of Italy and Germany
  • The establishment of Austria-Hungary
  • Tsar Alexander II and reform in Russia
  • The American Civil War
  • Westernization in Japan

Each lesson comes with a video transcript and a short quiz. Transcripts make it easy to review lesson topics and pinpoint vocabulary terms, and quizzes allow you to assess your comprehension of the concepts and determine where additional study is needed.

Objectives of the HiSET: The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914) Chapter

The HiSET Social Studies test is a 70-minute high school equivalency exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. History content determines 38% of your score. This chapter reviews the Age of Nationalism history concepts you might encounter. The test also includes questions about civics and government, which account for 38% of your score; questions about economics, which account for 18% of your score; and questions about geography, which account for 6% of your score.

All HiSET Social Studies test questions are multiple-choice. Use the quizzes in this chapter to get accustomed to answering questions in that format and determine where additional review is necessary before your exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 49: HiSET: The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914)
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The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

1. The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we explore the Crimean War of 1854-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, France, and Great Britain. It is often considered one of the more bungled military campaigns in recent Western history.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

2. The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

In this lesson, we explore the piecemeal unification of Italy which took place in the 19th century. Created in part by the brilliant statesmen Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italy as we know it did not fully take shape until 1870.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

3. The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

Creation of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary: History & Impact

4. Creation of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary: History & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the 19th-century compromise between the Austrian monarchy and the ruling Magyar families of Hungary that created the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

Reforms in Russia Under Tsar Alexander II: Examples & Impact

5. Reforms in Russia Under Tsar Alexander II: Examples & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the reforms of Tsar Alexander II in 19th-century Russia. Alexander freed the Russian serfs and accelerated the industrialization of Russia before his 1881 assassination.

North America: the American Civil War and Dominion of Canada

6. North America: the American Civil War and Dominion of Canada

In this lesson, we explore the American Civil War's effects on European geopolitics and the remotely connected creation of the Dominion of Canada only a few years after the war's close.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

7. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

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