Ch 9: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment

About This Chapter

The The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment chapter of this Major Eras in World History Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study how technological advancements anticipated a cultural revolution. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of how industrialization revolutionized Europe.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material relating to the Industrial Revolution or the Enlightenment will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the cultural revolution of 18th - 19th century Europe. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any questions about European industrialization and rationalism. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the implications and effects of the Industrial Revolution and the Enlightenment movement for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:

  • Advancements of the Scientific Revolution and their cultural impacts
  • Growth of the early Industrial Revolution in Europe
  • The major events and innovations of industrialization in Europe and the U.S.
  • Social effects of industrialization, including urbanization
  • The expansion of the working class during the Industrial Revolution
  • Ideologies an innovations of the Enlightenment
  • The influence of the Enlightenment on political theory

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

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.

The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact

3. The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850): Growth & Impact

This lesson will introduce the First Industrial Revolution. We will study the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, some of its major impacts, and its spread throughout the world.

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

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies

6. The Working-Class During the Industrial Revolution: Growth & Ideologies

In this lesson, we will meet the workers of the Industrial Revolution. We will examine the conditions under which they worked and lived, and we will learn about a few attempts to improve their situation.

The Roots of the Enlightenment

7. 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.

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

8. 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

9. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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