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Mid-18th Century to Present Day World History - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive overview of mid-18th century to present-day world history can help you prepare for any quiz or test covering the subject. Topics covered in this chapter include the causes of World War I, important events in Africa and conflicts during the Cold War. Get reacquainted with important world history concepts from home or on-the-go. In no time, you will have the knowledge to:
- Detail the causes, inventions and effects of the First Industrial Revolution
- Discuss radicalism, liberalism and republicanism in the 1800s
- List major changes to the world economy in the 19th century
- Share details about science, art, religion and philosophy in the mid-to-late 1800s and early 1900s
- Identify causes of World War I and the effects and participants of World War II
- Provide details about the Great War's economic, social and political consequences
- Describe the history of interwar conflict in Asia between the world wars
- Exhibit an understanding of Asia and Africa from 1945 to present day
Study mid-18th century to present-day world history as your schedule permits by enjoying 24/7 lesson accessibility. Review one, two or any number of lessons in the sequence you decide, and revisit them as often as needed. Gain additional details about lesson topics by submitting questions using the Ask Our Experts feature on the Dashboard. When ready, assess your knowledge of concepts covered in the lessons by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam.
1. The First Industrial Revolution: Causes, Inventions & Effects
For thousands of years, much of the world made objects in about the same way. Then, just over 250 years ago, something changed in England. Learn about how the First Industrial Revolution came about, then test yourself.
2. Liberalism, Radicalism, and Republicanism in the 1800s
This lesson will define and explain the political ideologies of the 19th century, specifically radicalism, republicanism, and liberalism. In doing so, it will highlight their beliefs in the right to vote, freedom from religion, separation of church from state, and laissez-faire economics.
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.
4. 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.
5. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War
Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.
6. Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War
In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of World War I. We will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the United States and Europe.
7. Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response
In this lesson, we discuss Japan and China and the disparate fortunes of the two nations during the interwar period, including Japanese military aggression toward China.
8. World War II: Summary, Effects & Participants
In this lesson we will learn about World War II. We will examine the causes, leading figures involved, and the major themes and developments associated with mankind's most horrible conflict.
9. Overview of Asia from 1945 to the Present
In this lesson, you will explore the general experiences of nations in Asia since the end of World War II in 1945. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
10. Important Events in Africa: 1945-Present
More than any other region, Africa has transformed dramatically over the past 70 years. This lesson explains how a continent of colonies transformed into a continent of vibrant states.
11. Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes
In this lesson, we explore several of the world's conflicts in the second half of the 20th century that ended up becoming proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union in their Cold War standoff.
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