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Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Watch the video lessons in this chapter to examine competing world powers' efforts to spread their empires into Africa and Asia. You can also scrutinize maneuvers used by the U.S. to gain influence in the Caribbean and Pacific. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:
- Aims of European and U.S. imperialism
- Causes of conflict between Russia and the Turkish empire
- Division of Africa into colonial territories
- Outcomes of imperialism in Asia
|European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects||Investigates the characteristics and motives of European imperialism from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s.|
|U.S. Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples||Explores power shifts in the western hemisphere and discusses U.S. imperialism in the region.|
|Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War||Follows political changes in the 'sick man of Europe,' the Russo-Turkish War and the resulting power grabs within and without the empire.|
|The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose||Describes European colonization of the African continent and the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885.|
|Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences||Examines European imperialism in China and other parts of Asia. Explores the Russo-Japanese War and its consequences.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the History 102: Western Civilization II course
- Introduction to Western Civilization II
- Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715)
- Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740)
- Empire and Expansion in the 18th Century (1700-1799)
- The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment (1500-1790)
- The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte (1780-1815)
- Industrialization (1700-1900)
- Political Developments (1760-1848)
- The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914)
- European Life and Trends (1850-1914)
- World War I (1914-1919)
- Between the World Wars (1919-1939)
- World War II (1939-1945)
- Western Civilization Since 1945
- Studying for History 102