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Major U.S. Historical Events - Chapter Summary
Watch these lessons to get a full overview of major events in U.S. history as well as an overview of different historical eras and characteristics of a nation state. You can go over major periods and events in United States history and see their impact on American politics, culture and society. Some of the specific events you can study in these lessons include:
- The Scientific Revolution
- The Agricultural Revolution
- The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States
- The American Reolution and Civil War
- World War I and World War II
- American imperialism
- The Great Depression
- September 11th and War on Terror
This chapter also includes practice quizzes for each lesson--as well as a final chapter exam--that test your knowledge of some of the main points you went over in the lessons. If you are stuck on a particular question, you can message the lesson instructors for further help. Make sure that you also track your learning progress as you complete different lessons and quizzes by using your personal Dashboard.
1. Historical Eras: Definition & Examples
You've probably heard about various historical eras, but what, exactly, defines them? Who decides where one historical era ends and another begins? In this lesson, we'll learn a bit about some prominent historical eras and how they are categorized.
2. Nation State: Definition, Examples & Characteristics
Discover the definition, history, and purpose of the nation state and test your understanding of how the nation state combines world politics, culture, and history to shape our daily lives.
3. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders
In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.
4. The Agricultural Revolution: Impacts on the Environment
The Agricultural Revolution was a time of agricultural development that saw many inventions and advancements in farming techniques. Learn about the Agricultural Revolution and how this period impacted society and the environment.
5. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations
This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.
6. Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History
In this lesson we explore the effects of the American Revolution, which were felt not just in Great Britain and North America, but across the Western world.
7. How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South
With the strongest and most productive demographic of society away fighting in the Civil War, the task of running homes, communities, and the nation fell to those who stayed behind. The war on the home front changed their lives forever.
8. How World War I Affected Society in Europe & The U.S.
In this lesson we will learn how World War I impacted the American and European societies. We will highlight the important events and themes associated with the World War I 'home front.'
9. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power
When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?
10. The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes
October 29, 1929, marked the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Learn about this event, including the factors that contributed to the collapse of the American economy.
11. How World War II Impacted American & European Society
In this lesson, you'll learn about the impact World War II on American and European society. We'll explore the notable social changes and trends brought about by the war.
12. September 11th & the War on Terror
September 11, 2001 was a day of terrorist attacks by radical Islamists against the United States. In New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, nearly 3,000 people were killed. As a result, the United States launched a War on Terror that has lasted over a decade since.
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