Ch 26: Revolutions & Imperialism (1750-1914)

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During the second half of the 18th century, European political powers began to expand their empires into new territories. This chapter discusses the imperialism and colonization that went along with these expansions as well as their causes and results.

Revolutions & Imperialism (1750-1914) - Chapter Summary

This chapter highlights major political movements, imperialism and revolutions occurring around the world between 1750 and 1914. See the major events for the French Revolution as well as a timeline of nationalism growth in Europe, as well as its implications in international politics. Key events covered in this chapter include:

  • The French Revolution
  • Nationalism in Europe
  • British rule and nationalism in India
  • Colonialism and imperialism around the globe
  • Imperialism and independence movements in Latin America
  • The Berlin Conference
  • African colonization, nationalism and conflict

These engaging lessons can be used to help you improve your understanding of world history. Each lesson focuses on a different event, concept, or political power to help you ensure you understand each piece before fitting them together on a global scale. Gauge your knowledge of the chapter with the interactive quizzes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 26: Revolutions & Imperialism (1750-1914)
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The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

1. 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 Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

2. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

How Nationalism Impacts World Politics

3. How Nationalism Impacts World Politics

Nationalism has the ability to provide tremendous benefits to a society, but also the capacity to wreak devastation if its power is misused. In this lesson, we'll take a look at nationalism's impact on the world stage.

British Rule & Nationalism in India

4. British Rule & Nationalism in India

Although they fell into full rule of India almost by accident, the British were able to bring remarkable ability and passion to their rule. That said, as some Indians fell in love with British culture, more longed for the ideals of democracy and nationalism that were denied to them. The legacy of British rule remains controversial to this day.

Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

5. Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

In this lesson, we will study the growth of nationalism that took place during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic age. We will begin by defining nationalism and then explore how it developed in these critical eras.

Imperialism & Colonialism in the International System

6. Imperialism & Colonialism in the International System

Throughout history, major political powers in the international system turned to imperialism and colonialism to increase their wealth and power. In this lesson, you'll learn more about imperialism and colonialism and the impact it has on political communities.

Imperialism in Latin America

7. Imperialism in Latin America

In this lesson, you will explore the history and forms of imperialism in Latin America throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

8. 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.

The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

9. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

Africa: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1884-2014)

10. Africa: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1884-2014)

Since Europeans began actively colonizing Africa in the late 19th century, the mark of their influence has been left on the Continent. This lesson looks at the journey of Africa to modernization, but also some of the bloodiest conflicts in Africa's history.

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