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Ch 19: Urbanization, Industrialization & Modernization

About This Chapter

Watch the chapter's video lessons to delve into the history and impact of industrialization, urbanization and modernization. Examine the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolutions as well as current trends in urbanization and modernization.

Urbanization, Industrialization & Modernization - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to review the impact of urbanization, industrialization and modernization in America and throughout the world. The short video lessons cover the Industrial Revolutions and trace the global history of modernization. Our professional instructors also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of industrialization and modernization. After viewing the video lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss current trends in urban society
  • Describe the effects of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions
  • Identify the factors contributing to the American Market Revolution
  • Explain how industrialization spread around the world
  • List factors leading to the modernization of culture
  • Understand how modernization impacts elders' societal roles
  • Address modernization challenges in lesser-developed countries

To help you retain the concepts covered in this chapter, we provide entertaining video lessons full of examples and visual aids. You can use the timeline's jump feature in the videos to rewatch excerpts for further review. We also include lesson transcripts, which emphasize major terms in bold for easy reference. The self-assessment quizzes are multiple-choice and are a great way to check your understanding of urbanization, industrialization and modernization.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: Urbanization, Industrialization & Modernization
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

1. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.

Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

2. Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

After the Civil War, America transformed from a rural nation to an urban nation. Learn where all those people came from and why. Using New York City as an example, you'll see some of the problems of urbanization and the steps they took to improve it.

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

3. 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.

American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

4. American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

New agricultural technology revolutionized the North, South and West. In this lesson, learn how that technology ushered in the Market Revolution in America.

Industrialization Spreads Around the World

5. Industrialization Spreads Around the World

In this lesson, we will learn about how industrialization spread from Great Britain to other parts of the world. We will highlight key terms, figures, and developments in this process.

Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors

6. Understanding the Modernization of Culture: History and Factors

This lesson examines the process of modernization, including the variety of factors that have brought us from the past into the present. We'll focus on political, economic, social, and technological trends that have shaped our world today.

The Effect of Modernization on the Roles of Elders in Traditional Societies

7. The Effect of Modernization on the Roles of Elders in Traditional Societies

What do technology and discrimination against older adults have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore the modernization theory, and how it tries to explain the differences in how the elderly are treated in modern societies versus traditional ones.

Modernization, Development & Politics

8. Modernization, Development & Politics

The current disparity in international development, wealth and resources across the globe makes economic development an important international issue for the 21st century. In this lesson, you'll learn about development and its relation to international politics.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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