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Ch 35: Overview of Major World History Events

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Prepare yourself for the world history portion of an upcoming test using the following lessons. Each lesson consists of searchable video tutorials with an attached self-assessment quiz to help you master the key events of the past several hundred years.

Overview of Major World History Events - Chapter Summary

The lessons included in this chapter allow you to quickly learn about the turning points in early modern to recent history. These video lessons will cover important points in world history, including the events of the Industrial Revolution and the causes of the American Revolution. In addition to discovering why Europeans traveled to the Americas, you can learn more about the following:

  • The Renaissance
  • The Effect the Old and New Worlds had on one another
  • World changing revolutions throughout history, including the American, French and Russian Revolutions
  • The United Nations
  • Effects of modern technology on history, including the launching of Sputnik and creation of the Internet

These lessons are created by professional instructors to help you in your study of world history. By carefully observing the videos and using the interactive worksheets, you can greatly increase your understanding of the key events that shaped world history. Easily review parts you wish to know more about using the video tag feature of your timeline or by reading the included descriptions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 35: Overview of Major World History Events
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The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

1. The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview

In this lesson, we will build an outline of the historical events which flow together to form the time periods of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, and the Elizabethan era.

The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

2. The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

In this lesson, we will learn about the French Revolution. We will examine the causes of the French Revolution and highlight the key themes and events associated with it.

The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

3. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

This lesson will focus on the Age of Exploration. It will explain the main reasons why Europeans explored the New World. It will highlight their spirit of adventure, the religious desire to see natives converted, and the chance to acquire wealth.

The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

4. The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

Find out what caused the American Revolution and discover the impact of this war on the rest of the world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

5. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

6. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

7. What is the United Nations? - Definition, History, Members & Purpose

This lesson will discuss the United Nations. You will not only learn what the United Nations is, but you'll also gather information about its history, members, and purpose.

Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

8. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

In this lesson, we will highlight critical scientific and technological advances since the end of World War II. We will explore the profound effects these advances had upon society.

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