Ch 13: NMTA: Political Developments in Europe & Asia

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Improve your understanding of 19th century political developments in Europe and Asia in this chapter that covers information from Napoleon in Europe to the Meiji era in Japan. Get prepared for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science exam with the quizzes and chapter test.

NMTA: Political Developments in Europe & Asia - Chapter Summary

Check out these videos to get a handle on the rise and fall of Napoleon's empire, the advent of socialism, and political change in China and Japan, among other topics. Our experienced instructors deliver high-quality lessons set to entertaining videos with engaging graphics to aid your memory when it is time to take the actual test. Your NMTA Middle Grades Social Science preparation will be aided by descriptions of:

  • European political movements from 1815-1832
  • Revolutions in France and Central Europe in 1848
  • The Crimean War
  • Unification in Germany and Italy
  • The westernization of Japan
  • Socio-political movements in China

The lessons contained in this chapter are a sure-fire way to kick start your examination studies by giving you distilled chunks of relevant information. Our videos are all under 10 minutes long, making easy to take it one lesson at a time at home or on the go via your mobile devices. If you're strapped for time before the big day, start with the chapter test to see exactly which areas you need to review the most. Print the lesson transcripts from those videos to take with you and slip some key terminology study into quiet times.

NMTA: Political Developments in Europe & Asia Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Middle Grades Social Science test is comprised of 150 multiple-choice questions. They fall into the domains of History (50%), Geography and Culture (19%), Government (19%), and Economics (12%). The material in this chapter falls within the History content domain, competency 0003: Understand major developments in world history from 1350-1850. This is a large chunk of questions covering a wide swath of information - we're here to cut that down for you into manageable chunks, here giving you some assistance in the latter years of this competency area.

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: NMTA: 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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