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Ch 14: Prentice Hall World History Chapter 11: Growth of Western Democracies (1815-1914)

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The Growth of Western Democracies (1815-1914) chapter of this Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today, Modern Era Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the growth of Western democracies. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Growth of Western Democracies (1815-1914) textbook chapter.

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Students will Learn:

  • British economic, social and political reforms
  • Abolitionist leaders
  • Third French Republic and Second Reich politics
  • Migration west to the Pacific Ocean
  • Events of Thomas Jefferson's presidency
  • Homestead Act
  • Annexation issues in Texas
  • Mexican-American War and Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Advantages held by the North and the South in the Civil War
  • Civil War's impact on the economy and everyday life of northern and southern states

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10 Lessons in Chapter 14: Prentice Hall World History Chapter 11: Growth of Western Democracies (1815-1914)
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The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

1. The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

The first Industrial Revolution led to fundamental changes in all aspects of society, from work patterns to living conditions. In this lesson, we will discuss the reform movements aimed at solving the problems of inequality, parliamentary reform, and unhealthy urban areas.

Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

2. Abolitionist Movement: Important Figures in the Fight to End Slavery

The abolitionist movement spanned decades. Although slavery did not end peacefully, great Americans like William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe were some of the driving forces behind the anti-slavery movement.

Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

3. Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

The middle of the 19th century witnessed several political changes on the European scene. Many of these dramatic shifts centered on the states of France, Germany, and England. In this lesson, learn about the shifting political powers and changing governments of Europe during this time.

The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

4. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.

Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

5. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency: Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and More

Thomas Jefferson is often noted as one of the best presidents in history. In our lesson, learn about some of President Jefferson's many famous domestic accomplishments and the controversy surrounding most of them.

Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

6. Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

Between the mid-1800s and the turn of the 20th century, the American frontier opened and closed abruptly. What factors influenced this land rush, and how did it help shape American history?

Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

7. Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

Find out why it took five presidents (Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler and Polk) to get Texas annexed into the U.S. and added as a state during the era of Manifest Destiny.

The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

8. The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

The controversial Mexican-American War lasted from 1846-1848. In this lesson, discover how the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo expanded the southern part of the United States all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

9. Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, both the North and South believed the conflict would be over quickly. But advantages for both the Confederacy and the Union meant a prolonged war between the states. In this lesson, discover some of the advantages that the North and South had.

How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South

10. How the Civil War Affected the Economy and Everyday Life in the North and South

With the strongest and most productive demographic of society away fighting in the Civil War, the task of running homes, communities, and the nation fell to those who stayed behind. The war on the home front changed their lives forever.

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