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

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Review imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Use our video lessons to help you prepare to answer these types of history questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test, used as the teacher endorsement test in the state of New Mexico.

NMTA: Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors take you through the events, causes and consequences of imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. The lessons in this chapter cover topics that may appear on the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam, such as:

  • Examining the characteristics and motives of European imperialism
  • Discussing the causes and timeline of U.S. imperialism in the Americas
  • Results of the Russo-Turkish War
  • The colonization of Africa and the purposes of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85
  • European colonization of China and other parts of Asia

Each video lesson in this chapter offers a compelling presentation by talented instructors. The lessons are less than 10 minutes long and can be re-watched as often as you'd like. Lesson transcripts are available as an additional study tool.

Objectives of the NMTA: Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries Chapter

New Mexico requires teacher-candidates to take the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test to teach social studies to middle school children. History content accounts for 50% of the test score. The lessons in this chapter provide an effective study method to get ready for history questions about 19th and 20th century imperialism on your test.

The computer-based test has 150 multiple-choice questions. You will have up to 3 hours to complete the test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: NMTA: 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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