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Ch 12: The Age of Enlightenment & Industrialization

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Review the Age of Enlightenment and industrialization at your own pace as you study this expertly taught chapter. The videos and quizzes you'll find here can help you complete your homework assignments or prepare for a test with ease.

The Age of Enlightenment & Industrialization - Chapter Summary

You'll find a series of helpful video lessons in this chapter on industrialization and the Age of Enlightenment. Topics covered include the Scientific Revolution and important ideas of the Enlightenment. Once this chapter is finished, you should be prepared to do the following:

  • Define the Scientific Revolution, including its causes and important leaders
  • Give examples of breakthroughs in chemistry and medicine made during this time
  • Outline the effects of the Scientific Revolution
  • Identify notable Enlightenment thinkers
  • Detail the causes, effects, inventions and timeline of the Agricultural Revolution
  • Summarize the First Industrial Revolution and its causes
  • Provide examples of inventions from the Industrial Revolution
  • Discuss the social and economic impacts of the Industrial Revolution, including urbanization

When you access this chapter, you'll find short, easy-to-follow video lessons you can study on any mobile device or computer. We've included a short quiz with each lesson and a comprehensive test at the end of the chapter to help you keep yourself on track. If you need to go back and review just one portion of a video lesson, use the video tags in the timeline.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: The Age of Enlightenment & Industrialization
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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.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

2. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

3. 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.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

4. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

5. The Agricultural Revolution: Timeline, Causes, Inventions & Effects

The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

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.

Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

7. Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

Although many factors influenced the first Industrial Revolution, the progress made by several inventors was essential. In this lesson, learn about the innovators who helped to spur the Industrial Revolution forward.

Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

8. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.

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