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Ch 14: NES: Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries

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Imperialism took its hold in the 1800s and 1900s. This selection of lessons will look at imperialism across the world and get you ready for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries - Chapter Summary

The rise of imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries caused many ripple effects throughout the civilized world. This set of video lessons in the NES Middle Grades Social Science course is designed to give you a refresher on any topics involving imperialism and prepare you to begin teaching it to students of your own. The topics covered in this chapter will include the following:

  • European imperialism
  • U.S. imperialism
  • The Ottoman Empire
  • African colonies
  • Asian colonies

The lessons you will be studying are optimized for viewing on any mobile device, so you are not tethered to your PC and desk while getting ready to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. The chapter also includes a set of self-assessment quizzes that you can take to grade yourself and track your progress throughout the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: NES: Imperialism in the 19th & 20th Centuries
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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.

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