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Ch 13: NES: Political Developments in Europe & Asia

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As you prepare for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam, use this chapter to improve your understanding of the shifts in European politics during the 19th century as well as social and political changes in Japan and China.

NES: Political Developments in Europe & Asia - Chapter Summary

Before you take the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam, use these lesson videos to strengthen your comprehension of the political changes in Europe, Japan and China during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Our expert instructors will explain:

  • Military and economic expansions of Napoleon
  • European Revolutions and revolts between 1815 and 1848
  • Causes and effects of the Crimean War
  • Timeline and leaders of the unification of Italy
  • Events of the unification of Germany
  • Westernization and Japan's Meiji Era
  • History of China's Boxer Rebellion
  • The Republic of China and the decline of Confucianism

Within this chapter, you'll find animated videos, text transcripts and self-assessment quizzes. You can also take the practice chapter exam to see if you understand enough about the political and social trends of Europe and Asia during the 1800s to pass the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: Political Developments in Europe & Asia Objectives

The NES: Middle Grades Social Science exam is used to assess prospective social science teachers' understanding of their field of study. To demonstrate their knowledge, individuals are asked to complete 150 multiple-choice questions in a three-hour testing session. When you take this exam, you can expect 50% of the material covered to be about history. With the help of this chapter, study for questions that may ask you about political developments in Europe and Asia.

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: NES: 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.

Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

10. Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

In the last years of the nineteenth century a number of secret societies throughout China took it upon themselves to battle the superior forces of Europe, Japan and the United States. Armed with martial arts skills, members of the Boxer Rebellion brought China into a defining conflict in world history.

The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

11. 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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