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Ch 15: Scientific & Political Revolutions Since 1700

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This chapter goes into detail on several scientific and political revolutions that have occurred since 1700, helping you study through engaging video lessons conducted by professional instructors.

Scientific & Political Revolutions Since 1700 - Chapter Summary

The animated videos in this chapter delve into key developments involved with scientific and political revolutions since 1700, discussing major events, movements and the figures at the heart of them. Topics covered include the Scientific Revolution, the origins of the Enlightenment and the independence movements of Latin America as well as the following:

  • Themes and scientific innovations of the Enlightenment
  • How the Enlightenment influenced democratic thought
  • The French, Cuban and 1848 Revolutions
  • The fall of Napoleon
  • The congress of Vienna
  • The Spring of Nations
  • European and American Industrial Revolutions
  • The Chinese Revolution and the birth of Taiwan

Within each lesson, you'll have the option of reviewing the content through a video or transcript, depending on your studying preference. You'll also be able to check your comprehension of each lesson's topics by means of practice quizzes that you can print as worksheets if you're getting tired of the computer.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: Scientific & Political Revolutions Since 1700
The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

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.

The Roots of the Enlightenment

2. The Roots of the Enlightenment

In this lesson, we will learn about the roots of the Enlightenment. We will learn when and how the Enlightenment began, and we will identify the central themes associated with its beginning.

Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualism & Skepticism

3. Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualism & Skepticism

In this lesson, we will identify the major themes associated with the Enlightenment. We will also explore the major figures and learn about their contributions. We will understand the lasting impact of the Enlightenment by putting it in historical context.

Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

4. Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

In this lesson, we will learn about the Scientific Revolution that preceded the Enlightenment. We will highlight the major themes, innovations, discoveries, and figures associated with this revolution in science.

Influence of the Enlightenment on Democratic Thought

5. 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.

The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

6. 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 Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

7. The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

In this lesson, we explore the fall of Napoleon's French Empire after his fateful decision to invade Russia in 1812. In turn, we also discuss the Congress of Vienna that convened after Napoleon's defeat and attempted to plan post-Napoleonic Europe.

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.

Revolutions of 1848 & the Spring of Nations: Major Revolutions, Causes & Collapse

9. Revolutions of 1848 & the Spring of Nations: Major Revolutions, Causes & Collapse

This lesson will examine the Revolutions of 1848 that swept across Europe. We will look at the causes of these revolutions and highlight the key themes and events surrounding the 'Spring of Nations.'

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

10. 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 Cuban Revolution: Causes & Effects

11. The Cuban Revolution: Causes & Effects

This lesson will detail the events of the Cuban Revolution. In doing so, it will highlight the reign of Batista, guerrilla tactics, Castro's promises of freedom, and his eventual alliance with communism.

The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

12. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the long struggle between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party before, during, and after WWII, and the subsequent creation of Taiwan after the communist victory.

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