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Revolutions & Imperialism - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll study a series of engaging lessons that discuss historically significant revolutions, as well as the impact of imperialism in certain countries. As you progress through the chapter, you'll study the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the First Industrial Revolution and much more. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the history, causes, leaders, effects and impact of the Scientific Revolution
- Explain how the Enlightenment influenced democratic thought
- Recognize the economic and social conditions that caused the French Revolution
- Assess the impact of Latin American independence movements
- Identify the causes of the First Industrial Revolution
- Analyze the characteristics, motives and effects of European imperialism
- Discuss the causes and effects of the Russian Revolution
These lessons are taught by expert history instructors who use a simplified and entertaining teaching style. Each lesson concludes with a short quiz to help you retain important historical figures, dates, events, conflicts, etc. If you want to study offline or take notes, simply print the word-for-word lesson transcripts. The chapter is available to study 24/7, and you can access these resources on any computer or mobile device.
1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders
In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.
2. Effects of the Scientific Revolution
In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.
3. Influence of the Enlightenment on Democratic Thought
In this lesson, we will learn about the impact the Enlightenment has had upon democracy. We will see how the Enlightenment helped shape modern democratic thinking.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary
The Industrial Revolution was a period when new sources of energy, such as coal and steam, were used to power new machines designed to reduce human labor and increase production. The move to a more industrial society would forever change the face of labor.
7. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects
This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.
8. 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.
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