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Ch 15: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries

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This chapter's video lessons take you through major examples of imperialism that took place in the 19th and 20th centuries. You'll see key subject matter in this chapter that aligns with content on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries - Chapter Summary

As you go through this chapter, you'll get to refresh your memory on colonization and imperialism in different parts of the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. After completing this chapter, you should be comfortable answering any questions on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test dealing with:

  • The motivating forces behind European imperialism
  • Key examples of American imperialism
  • The Russo-Turkish War and its significance
  • Africa's colonization and the Berlin Conference
  • Major developments concerning European imperialism in Asia

Examine the chapter's videos via a tablet, computer or smartphone. Once you've reviewed a video lesson, you can easily revisit a specific section by using the video tags.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries - Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) test is part of the licensure process for a social studies educator certification in Michigan. The material in this chapter dealing with European imperialism targets the exam's world history subarea, while the American imperialism info aligns with the U.S. history subarea. Each of these subareas is valued at around 18% of your score. The exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

1. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.

US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

2. US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

This lesson will explore United States imperialism in the Americas. In doing so, it will highlight the presidencies of Roosevelt and Taft, focusing on Yankee Imperialism, the Roosevelt Corollary, and Dollar Diplomacy.

Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

3. Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

This lesson explains the importance of the Russo-Turkish War of the late 19th century. In doing so, it highlights some of the conflict in the Balkans, as well as the treaties of San Stefano and Berlin.

The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

4. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences

5. Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences

This lesson will explore Europe's New Imperialism, which swept across Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will highlight the Dutch East India Company, the Great Game, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Opium Wars.

Chapter Practice Exam
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