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1. Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events
The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a turning point for the social class system in place at that time. Explore the events that led to the French Revolution, how things escalated, and major events of the revolution.
2. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium. Learn about Napoleon and his return to France in 1814. Explore his plan to restore his status as emperor in France, and review the Battle of Waterloo to understand how Napoleon was defeated.
3. Independence for Central America: History, Timeline & Events
In the 19th century, the people of Central America revolted against Spanish colonial rule to gain their independence. Learn about the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the history of Central America, and the events of Central American independence.
4. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions
The Second Industrial Revolution was a historical period that saw advances in technology such as electricity, petroleum, and steel. Discover more about the timeline of the Second Industrial Revolution and explore examples of some of the inventions of the time.
5. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and called for the working class to rise up in revolution against the wealthy. Learn about the Communist League, Marx, Engels, and the influence of the Communist Manifesto on Russian and world history.
6. Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures
The Enlightenment Period was an era of intellectual development that overlapped with and succeeded the Scientific Revolution. Investigate the advances in science during the Enlightenment between the late 17th and early 19th centuries, including discoveries and innovations in astronomy, physics, and other fields, and learn about the main contributors to the movement.
7. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas
Enlightenment-era thinkers helped to shape Western society and its ideals. Learn about the history of the Age of Enlightenment and explore the influence of the ideas espoused by thinkers like John Locke, Issac Newton, Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, the Baron de Montesquieu, David Hume, and Voltaire.
8. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works
As a famous philosopher of the Enlightenment period, Jean-Jacques Rousseau influenced many historic movements and public figures beyond his life span. Explore Jean-Jacques Rousseau's important works and how his ideas and ideologies impacted society.
9. Francisco I. Madero: Biography & Quotes
Who was Francisco I. Madero? In this lesson, you will learn about the life and times of the Mexican pro-democracy revolutionary and his wild ride to the Mexican presidency.
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