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WEST History: Revolution & Independence in Europe - Chapter Summary
Our Revolution & Independence in Europe chapter aligns strongly with the sections of the WEST History test covering the Age of Global Expansion and the Age of Revolutions. Monarchies rise and fall, the power of kings is curbed by both law and violence and new ideologies are born in the lessons whose topics are listed below:
- Events, politics and rise of the Ottoman Empire
- Rise of monarchies
- European colonialism
- Impact of the American war for independence
- Magna Carta and the founding documents of the United States
- The French Revolution
- Reform movements in Europe
- Revolutions in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece and Russia
We break our lessons down into brief but entertaining and informative videos, and follow them up with transcripts and quizzes that enable you to test your knowledge and retention of the material. By using your dashboard, you can track your progress and keep records, and our timeline feature enables you to go directly to any part of a lesson that you wish to replay and play that section only.
WEST History: The Revolution & Independence in Europe Chapter Objectives
The WEST History exam contains sections on World History, U.S. History and Social Studies Concepts and Skills and evaluates your competency in these areas as a prerequisite for a teaching certificate or history teaching endorsement. The Revolution & Independence in Europe chapter of our test prep course falls under the world history section, which accounts for 36% of the test.
The WEST History test contains 110 multiple-choice questions. It is entirely computer-based. Each question relates to a brief section that you will read, and you are given several possible responses from which you must choose the correct one.
1. The Ottoman Empire: Changes, Politics & Developments
In this lesson, we explore the problems the Ottoman Empire faced in the 19th century, and the many territorial losses it endured at the hands of Russia, Austria, and others.
2. The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power
In this lesson, we will study the rise of powerful kings in Western Europe. We will look at the transition from feudalism to the nation-state and examine four countries in which this transition took place.
3. 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.
4. Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History
In this lesson we explore the effects of the American Revolution, which were felt not just in Great Britain and North America, but across the Western world.
5. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence
In this lesson, we will trace the legacy of democratic ideals from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence. We will highlight the key developments of democracy throughout the Medieval period and into the modern age.
6. Phases of the French Revolution: Overview & Events
This lesson will provide a brief overview of the primary phases, key events, and main characters of the French Revolution. We will also study the conditions and circumstances leading up to the Revolution.
7. Political Restoration and Reform in Europe
In this lesson, we explore the major changes that were made to the boundaries and political apparatuses in European states after the fall of Napoleon, most notably in the German lands and in the Low Countries.
8. Revolutionary Movements of Portugal and Spain: Political & Economic Developments
In this lesson we explore the revolutionary movements in both Spain and Portugal in the 19th century and the long struggle between liberal revolutionaries and the traditional monarchies.
9. Revolutionary Movements of Italy and Greece: Movements, Unification & Modernization
In this lesson, we examine the revolutionary and nationalist movements in Italy and Greece. We'll also look at the obstacles both states had to overcome to become internationally recognized nations.
10. Revolutionary Movements of Russia: Political, Economic & Social Reform
In this lesson, we'll explore the tumultuous domestic history of 19th-century Russia, where czars opposed radical nationalists and periods of liberal reform alternated with periods of violent political suppression.
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