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Ch 15: Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Review the lessons of this chapter to learn more about American and European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. By adding to your knowledge of this subject, you will more prepared to answer pertinent history questions on the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test.

Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

These video lessons will go into detail about the characteristics of imperialism as well as the examples and consequences of imperialist actions by European and American powers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Study them as you prepare for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test. These lessons will address the following topics:

  • Characteristics of European imperialism
  • Examples of and reasons for imperialistic actions by the United States
  • The Ottoman Empire and the Russo-Turkish War
  • European colonization of Africa and an explanation of the Berlin Conference
  • The Russo-Japanese War and European colonization in Asia

To use these lessons most effectively, read the corresponding transcripts as you watch the videos. Important terminology will be highlighted. If you need assistance, you may ask the expert instructors for help.

Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries: ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Objectives

On the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test, your knowledge of many different subjects will be tested. The assessment contains 150 multiple-choice questions. Half of the exam consists of multiple-choice history questions, including those relating to major events and developments throughout the world from 1850 to the modern day. One of the exam's objectives is to test your comprehension of the causes and results of imperialism throughout the world, which is highly detailed in this chapter. Reviewing the content of these lessons and taking the related interactive quizzes will help you ascertain how well you comprehend this subject and, therefore, help you prepare for the exam more thoroughly.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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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.

Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

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.

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