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Ch 11: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Imperialism & Colonialism

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If you are preparing to take the Virginia SOL Exam on World History & Geography 1500-Present, you should study up on the subject of imperialism and colonialism. You can do that by going over the video lessons in this chapter.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: Imperialism & Colonialism- Chapter Summary

If you want to do well on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam on world history and geography from 1500 to the present, you can find video lessons in this chapters going over necessary information. This particular chapter contains lessons on the subject of imperialism and colonialism. The specific topics you'll go over in these lessons include:

  • European colonialism
  • Central and South American colonies
  • Colonial America
  • Latin American independence movements
  • European imperialism in Latin America
  • Pan-Americanism movements
  • The Monroe Doctrine

Once you've studied each of these lessons, you'll be much better prepared for questions on these topics you'll find in the Virginia SOL Exam itself. The chapter's lessons and practice quizzes will help you get familiar with the content and structure of the actual exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Imperialism & Colonialism
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Colonialism Across Europe

1. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

Imperialism in Latin America

2. Imperialism in Latin America

In this lesson, you will explore the history and forms of imperialism in Latin America throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

3. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

Around the turn of the 20th century, the United States entered a period of non-colonial imperial expansion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn about the short-term and long-term effects of some of these policies in this video lesson.

Colonies in Central & South America

4. Colonies in Central & South America

Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Central and South America were primarily moneymaking ventures, centered largely around the production of sugar and the mining of silver. This lesson explains the many consequences of European success in colonizing Central and South America.

The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

5. The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

Find out what caused the American Revolution and discover the impact of this war on the rest of the world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

6. The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

How come New York seems like part of the Northeast instead of a Middle colony? Where did the Amish come from? What gave colonists the idea that they had a right to representation when there was a king? What's the difference between England and Great Britain? If these were English colonies, how come so many Americans say they have Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestry? This lesson answers these questions and other mysteries of American history.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

7. 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.

History of the Pan-Americanism Movement

8. History of the Pan-Americanism Movement

From the Monroe Doctrine and conquests of Simon Bolivar to the modern Organization of American States, many have felt a level of unity between the different countries of the Americas to be a worthwhile goal.

Monroe Doctrine: Definition, Purpose & Summary

9. Monroe Doctrine: Definition, Purpose & Summary

The Monroe Doctrine is a foreign policy statement created in 1823. In this lesson, you'll learn about the doctrine's main points and how it was interpreted and applied over the following century.

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