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Ch 8: Revolution & Independence Movements

About This Chapter

The Revolution & Independence Movements chapter of this Major Eras in World History Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study events and people crucial to significant revolutionary movements. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of major revolutions and independence movements.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on revolutions and independence movements will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about revolutionary events and figures. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with major revolutions and independence movements
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Revolution & Independence Movements chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Revolution & Independence Movements chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any questions about revolutions and independence movements. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about revolutions and independence movements for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:

  • The politics of the Ottoman empire
  • The developments of monarchical nation states
  • European colonialism
  • The events preceding the American Revolution
  • The consequences and effects of the American Revolution
  • Major historical documents affecting government power, including Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence (U.S.)
  • Latin American independence movements
  • Phases and major events of the French Revolution
  • Restoration and reformation movements in Europe
  • Mediterranean revolution movements, including those in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece
  • Russian revolutionary movements

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Revolution & Independence Movements
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Ottoman Empire: Changes, Politics & Developments

1. The Ottoman Empire: Changes, Politics & Developments

In this lesson, we explore the problems the Ottoman Empire faced in the 19th century, and the many territorial losses it endured at the hands of Russia, Austria, and others.

The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power

2. The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power

In this lesson, we will study the rise of powerful kings in Western Europe. We will look at the transition from feudalism to the nation-state and examine four countries in which this transition took place.

Colonialism Across Europe

3. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

4. Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

Following the Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts was placed under the command of the British army. Rumors of a rebellion led to an attempted raid on the militia's arsenal. The events that followed at Lexington and Concord touched off the American Revolution.

Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

5. Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

In this lesson we explore the effects of the American Revolution, which were felt not just in Great Britain and North America, but across the Western world.

From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

6. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

In this lesson, we will trace the legacy of democratic ideals from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence. We will highlight the key developments of democracy throughout the Medieval period and into the modern age.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

7. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

8. Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events

This lesson will provide a brief overview of the primary phases, key events, and main characters of the French Revolution. We will also study the conditions and circumstances leading up to the Revolution.

Political Restoration and Reform in Europe

9. Political Restoration and Reform in Europe

In this lesson, we explore the major changes that were made to the boundaries and political apparatuses in European states after the fall of Napoleon, most notably in the German lands and in the Low Countries.

Revolutionary Movements of Portugal and Spain: Political & Economic Developments

10. Revolutionary Movements of Portugal and Spain: Political & Economic Developments

In this lesson we explore the revolutionary movements in both Spain and Portugal in the 19th century and the long struggle between liberal revolutionaries and the traditional monarchies.

Revolutionary Movements of Italy and Greece: Movements, Unification & Modernization

11. Revolutionary Movements of Italy and Greece: Movements, Unification & Modernization

In this lesson, we examine the revolutionary and nationalist movements in Italy and Greece. We'll also look at the obstacles both states had to overcome to become internationally recognized nations.

Revolutionary Movements of Russia: Political, Economic & Social Reform

12. Revolutionary Movements of Russia: Political, Economic & Social Reform

In this lesson, we'll explore the tumultuous domestic history of 19th-century Russia, where czars opposed radical nationalists and periods of liberal reform alternated with periods of violent political suppression.

Fenian: Definition, Movement & Brotherhood

13. Fenian: Definition, Movement & Brotherhood

This lesson will look at the Fenian Movement. First, we will define Fenian, then look at the movement as a whole and particularly at the Fenian Brotherhood.

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