Ch 14: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Political Developments in Europe & Asia

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Explore the political developments and revolutions that took place in Europe and Asia during the 1800s. Watch this chapter's entertaining and educational video lessons before you take the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) Political Developments in Europe and Asia - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides you with more information about the political ups and downs in Asia and Europe throughout the 1800s. Revisit these familiar topics before you take the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination. Prepare to do your best on the examination by refreshing your knowledge of the Three Principles of the People, France's economic reforms and the causes of the Boxer Rebellion. Skilled instructors deliver this chapter's tutorial video lessons on these and other subjects so that you can:

  • Describe the expansion of Napoleon's empire
  • Define socialism and identify its leaders
  • Examine the causes and events of the European and French revolutions
  • Explore the effects of central European revolutions
  • Discuss the events of the Crimean War
  • Learn more about the unification of Italy and Germany, including their leadership and timelines
  • Study Japan's westernization
  • Expand your knowledge of the Boxer Rebellion
  • Discuss the decline of Confucianism

Most of this chapter's animated video lessons are between five and ten minutes in length. Review by watching the lessons and check out the written transcripts, which mirror the videos. Expert teachers are available to answer your related questions as you submit them. Navigational video tags and clickable links to key terms further facilitate the learning process. Prior to actually sitting for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination, utilize the assessment quizzes in order to identify the areas that you should focus more on.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Political Developments in Europe and Asia Chapter Objectives

Combined with your previous education, your review of this chapter's video lessons could prepare you to address questions about major political developments and reform movements in Europe and Asia during the 19th century. The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) examination includes seven sub-areas, one of which is World History. Demonstrate your knowledge of this chapter's subject matter when you reach section two of this sub-area. T

he World History sub-area accounts for 18% of the overall examination. There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the test, which is offered in paper-based and computer-based formats.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Political Developments in Europe & Asia
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The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

1. The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

In this lesson, we explore the French Empire under the Emperor Napoleon I, from Napoleon's coronation as emperor in 1804 until the fateful invasion of Russia in 1812.

Socialism: Definition & Leaders

2. Socialism: Definition & Leaders

This lesson defines and explains the 19th century political ideology socialism. In doing this, it will highlight the roles of the Industrial Revolution and the socialist experiments of Robert Owen and Charles Fourier.

European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

3. European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

This lesson will explain the European revolutions occurring in the first half of the 19th century. It will discuss the common classes' response to the Congress of Vienna, the Concert of Europe, and the old aristocracies' grasping for power.

The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

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

This lesson will explore the French Revolution of 1848 that led to the eventual rise of Napoleon Bonaparte III. It will highlight the revolution of the bourgeoisie while also explaining the conflict of the middle classes known as June Days.

Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

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

This lesson explores the Central European revolutions of 1848. In doing so, it will highlight the nationalist movements across Germany, Austria, and Italy. It will also signify the revolution in France as the catalyst for this historic year.

The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

6. The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we explore the Crimean War of 1854-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, France, and Great Britain. It is often considered one of the more bungled military campaigns in recent Western history.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

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

In this lesson, we explore the piecemeal unification of Italy which took place in the 19th century. Created in part by the brilliant statesmen Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italy as we know it did not fully take shape until 1870.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

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

In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

9. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

10. The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

This lesson will focus on the decline of Confucianism within the Republic of China. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of Jen and filial piety. It will also explore the role of and the influence of the Three Principles of the People.

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