Ch 11: Modern World History Overview

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Discover events and concepts that are a part of modern world history, like the effects of World War II, the assassination of Mohandas Ghandi, and more. These short, in-depth lessons offer easy-to-follow instruction to help you learn, study or prepare for an exam.

Modern World History Overview - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains video lessons you can use to review the events, people, and concepts of modern world history, including the ideals and thinkers of the English Enlightenment, the aftermath of the Second World War, and global industrialization. Lessons help you with all of the following:

  • Understanding the history and causes of the scientific revolution
  • Exploring the timeline and events related to the growth of nationalism in Europe
  • Examinging democracy from the Magna Carta through the Declaration of Independence
  • Contrasting events and important people of the French Revolution
  • Interpreting circumstances that caused World Wars I and II
  • Analyzing Ghandi's beliefs and accomplishments
  • Measuring societal migration, evolution, and other common themes throughout history
  • Inferring the connection between globalization and politics

Each video lesson is short and includes a multiple-choice quiz that allows you to test what you have studied. This chapter is mobile-friendly, so you can take it wherever you go. Click the Help tab to send the instructors your questions about the quizzes or lessons.

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: Modern World History Overview
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

1. 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.

What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

2. What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the English Enlightenment which was central to the formation of our modern society. Check out the main thinkers, their ideas and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

3. Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

In this lesson, we will study the growth of nationalism that took place during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic age. We will begin by defining nationalism and then explore how it developed in these critical eras.

From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

4. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

In this lesson, we will trace the legacy of democratic ideals from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence. We will highlight the key developments of democracy throughout the Medieval period and into the modern age.

Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

5. Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

This lesson will provide a brief overview of the primary phases, key events, and main characters of the French Revolution. We will also study the conditions and circumstances leading up to the Revolution.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

6. 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.

World War II: The Start of the Second World War

7. World War II: The Start of the Second World War

Learn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s, which led to the outbreak of this second global conflict.

The Aftermath of WWII

8. The Aftermath of WWII

In this lesson, we explore the economic and political realities which emerged in Europe immediately after the end of World War II and the steps countries took to confront them.

Industrialization Spreads Around the World

9. Industrialization Spreads Around the World

In this lesson, we will learn about how industrialization spread from Great Britain to other parts of the world. We will highlight key terms, figures, and developments in this process.

Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

10. Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

In this lesson, we will learn about the life of Mohandas Gandhi. We will learn what values he stood for, how he stood for them, and his lasting legacy.

Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

11. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.

Globalization & Politics

12. Globalization & Politics

The term 'globalization' gets tossed about quite a lot, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what globalization is and how it can affect states and their citizens. We'll also discuss the North-South gap. A quiz follows.

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