Ch 22: NMTA Social Science: Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740)

About This Chapter

Let us show you how to identify the important concepts in relation to the power shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740), as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you a couple of different strategies to help you correctly answer questions about this subject on the test.

NMTA Social Science: Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740) - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can be of assistance to you as you review the material on power shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740), in preparation for the NMTA Social Science exam. The videos go over all the important topics to help you with these types of questions on the test:

  • Old empires in the mid-17th century
  • The rise of Austria and the Hapsburg monarchy
  • The creation of Prussia
  • Peter the Great and the Westernization of Russia
  • The partition of Poland

Our expert instructors can walk you through all the important names, events and dates that you need to know for the test. By learning through multiple channels, studying is more interesting, and retention is likely to be better.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740) Chapter

The NMTA Social Science exam is a structured test of your knowledge and understanding of many areas in social science, including historiography and world history, US history, geography and culture, government and economics. Your score will determine if you are eligible for a teacher's license in the state of New Mexico. The topics in this Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740) chapter fall within the Historiography and World History content domain, contributing 25% of the test questions. You can gain experience with these types of questions by completing the self-assessment quizzes that come with the videos.

The NMTA Social Science exam is a computer-based test (CBT) with 150 multiple-choice items. You will read questions and passages followed by several possible response alternatives. From these, you must pick the correct one.

5 Lessons in Chapter 22: NMTA Social Science: Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740)
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Old Empires in the Mid-17th Century: History, Timeline & Characteristics

1. Old Empires in the Mid-17th Century: History, Timeline & Characteristics

In this lesson, we discuss the old empires of Central and Eastern Europe in the 17th century: Poland, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. In discussing the Holy Roman Empire's decline, we also preview the two states that filled the power vacuum its failure created.

The Rise of Austria & Strengthening of the Hapsburg Monarchy

2. The Rise of Austria & Strengthening of the Hapsburg Monarchy

In this lesson, we explore the rise of the Austrian state in the second half of the 17th and first half of the 18th centuries. Austrian expansion and government centralization turned it into one of Europe's foremost powers by 1740.

The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline

3. The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the creation and rise of the Prussian state during the 17th and early 18th centuries. The keen reforms of the Hohenzollern rulers built Prussia into a fearsome state; one that would later form the backbone of modern Germany.

Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History

4. Peter the Great & the Westernization of Russia: Facts & History

In this lesson, we explore the reign of arguably Russia's greatest monarch, Peter the Great. We'll also look at the westernization of Russian life and government that he implemented.

The Partition of Poland: History, Timeline & Causes

5. The Partition of Poland: History, Timeline & Causes

In this lesson, we explore the 3-part Partition of Poland, where Austria, Russia and Prussia divided Polish territory among themselves in the late 18th century until Poland ceased to exist.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NMTA Social Science (303): Practice & Study Guide course

Support