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Ch 28: Life & Trends in Europe (1850-1914)

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Study this mobile-friendly history chapter to review European trends from 1850-1914. These informative and engaging lessons can help you solidify your understanding of this time period and prepare for history tests.

Life & Trends in Europe (1850-1914) - Chapter Summary

This collection of informative history lessons examines life and trends in Europe during the second half of the 1800s to the early 1900s. The chapter highlights the most important details regarding the technological and economic changes during this time period, as well as the political climates of England, France and Germany. You'll also take a look at major cultural trends of the time period. These lessons are designed to help you:

  • Assess the impact Western Civilization advancements and changes to the world economy during the late 19th century
  • Summarize the timeline of the Second Industrial Revolution and recognize its most important inventions
  • Explain the politics of Victorian England, the Third French Republic and the Second Reich
  • Understand the scientific, artistic, religious and philosophical trends of the mid-to-late 1800s and early 1900s

To supplement your studying experience, we've included plenty of practice quizzes to help you retain the information from each lesson. You can work through the chapter in sequence or jump to specific topics using interactive video timelines. This chapter can be studied at your own pace and you can use any computer or mobile device to access the lessons. Word-for-word lesson transcripts are available to print and our expert instructors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

5 Lessons in Chapter 28: Life & Trends in Europe (1850-1914)
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Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & Impact

1. Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & Impact

The end of the 19th century was a time when the workers of Europe had more money to spend and more time to engage in leisure activities. In this lesson, learn about changes in leisure activities, health, education, and women's rights.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

2. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

3. The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy. In this lesson, learn about the important factors that contributed to this system.

Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

4. Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

The middle of the 19th century witnessed several political changes on the European scene. Many of these dramatic shifts centered on the states of France, Germany, and England. In this lesson, learn about the shifting political powers and changing governments of Europe during this time.

Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s

5. Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s

The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century was a period of advances in scientific discovery, philosophy, religion, and artistic expression. In this lesson, learn about the influential ideas, individuals, and movements of the time.

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