Ch 24: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 24: Nationalists Revolutions Sweep the West

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The Nationalists Revolutions Sweep the West chapter of this McDougal Littell World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with 19th century Western revolutions. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nationalists Revolutions Sweep the West textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Revolutions and movements in Latin America
  • European revolutions between 1815 and 1832
  • The 1848 French Revolution
  • Causes and effects of revolutions in central Europe
  • The unification of Italy and Germany
  • Creation of Austria-Hungary
  • Tsar Alexander II's reforms
  • 19th century culture and arts
  • The literary realism movement

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Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

1. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, independence movements arose in Latin America and in the Caribbean. Explore examples and impacts of the rebellions, including the revolt of the enslaved people of Haiti, and the revolution inspired by a Catholic priest in Mexico.

European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

2. European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

After the Napoleonic Empire fell, the powers of Europe faced a period of unrest between 1815-1832. Learn about the Congress of Vienna and then explore the revolts and revolutions in Spain, Italy, Russia, and France.

The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

3. The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

The French Revolution of 1848 has an important history, with some causes that are essential to understand. In this lesson, look at the background of this revolution, followed by some important events in this revolution, including the king's exile, June Days, and Napoleon Bonaparte's emperorship.

Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

4. Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

The mid-1800s saw several revolutions in Central Europe. In this lesson, the reader will explore the causes and effects of the revolutions in France, Prussia and Germany, the Austrian Empire, and Italy in 1848.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

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

The unification of Italy was accomplished in the late 19th century due in large part to the work of stateman Camillo Benso di Cavour and a rise in nationalism. Learn the summary, timeline, and significant leaders of the unification of Italy.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

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

The 19th century unification of Germany was achieved through the effective statecraft of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and rising German nationalism. Learn about the summary, timeline, and significant events which led to the unification of Germany.

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

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

The dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary was created due to compromises made between the two states, one of which included Hungary's independence. Study the history of the creation of Austria-Hungary, the 'Ausgleich,' and the impact of this creation.

Reforms in Russia Under Tsar Alexander II: Examples & Impact

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

Reforms in Russia under Tsar Alexander II contributed to the modernization of the country. Explore examples of these reforms and their impacts, and learn about important events during his reign, including the Crimean War and his assassination.

19th Century Arts: Romanticism, Music, and Art

9. 19th Century Arts: Romanticism, Music, and Art

The art, music, and culture of the 19th century were shaped by the literature trends of the Romantic Movement. Explore these trends and how they led to several significant shifts in art and music, including a growing audience base for music and the advent of Impressionism.

The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism

10. The Literary Realism Movement: A Response to Romanticism

Literary Realism was a style and type of writing from 1865 to 1910 that emerged as a response to (and rejection of) Romanticism. Learn more about: the changes in the U.S. that led to the growth of Realism; important authors of the time including Mark Twain, Rebecca Harding Davis, and Henry James; and an aspect of Realism known as Regionalism.

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