Ch 26: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 26: An Age of Democracy and Progress

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The An Age of Democracy and Progress chapter of this McDougal Littell World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with changes that occurred during the 19th century. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the An Age of Democracy and Progress textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell An Age of Democracy and Progress chapter with which you need help.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Students Will Study:

  • Politics of Victorian England, the Third French Republic and the Second Reich in Germany
  • Self-rule in Britain
  • Westward migration in the United States
  • Texas annexation and Manifest Destiny
  • The Mexican-American War and its implications
  • North and the South advantages prior to the Civil War
  • Impact of the Civil War on everyday life and economy
  • Advancement in western civilization in the 19th century
  • The world economy in the 19th century

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9 Lessons in Chapter 26: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 26: An Age of Democracy and Progress
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Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

1. 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.

The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

2. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.

Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

3. Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

Find out why it took five presidents (Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler and Polk) to get Texas annexed into the U.S. and added as a state during the era of Manifest Destiny.

The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

4. The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

The controversial Mexican-American War lasted from 1846-1848. In this lesson, discover how the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo expanded the southern part of the United States all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

5. Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, both the North and South believed the conflict would be over quickly. But advantages for both the Confederacy and the Union meant a prolonged war between the states. In this lesson, discover some of the advantages that the North and South had.

How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South

6. 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.

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

7. 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 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

8. 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.

Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

9. Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

After the British lost the American colonies forever in the revolution, they worked to avoid the same mistake by giving their remaining colonies greater freedom. However, it didn't always work out that way - especially closer to home.

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