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Ch 42: WEST History: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment

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This chapter will help you review for the section of the WEST History exam that focuses on the Enlightenment and the impact of the great thinkers of the age. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide a multi-faceted approach to review that will be instrumental in helping you prepare for the WEST History test.

WEST History: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

Our lessons cover the impact of the revolutions, scientific, social and political, that helped to shape Europe and the western world during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The purpose is to assist you in answering questions in the corresponding section of the WEST History test. The topics covered in the lessons are as follows:

  • The Scientific and Industrial Revolutions in Europe and the U.S.
  • Social and economic impact of urbanization
  • The beginnings and growth of the working class
  • The Enlightenment: beginnings and notable thinkers
  • Innovations and innovators of the period
  • How Enlightenment thinking impacted democratic ideals and thought

Our short, engaging video lessons, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes allow you to target your studies so that you can pass over what you already know and strengthen any weak areas. Our subject matter experts are available if you need them, and our timeline feature enables you to review effectively without replaying an entire lesson, thus saving you time.

WEST History: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment Chapter Objectives

The World History domain comprises 36% of the overall WEST History exam, and tests your knowledge of the history of civilization from the stone age to the modern world in order to meet the requirements for a history teaching endorsement. The topics covered in these lessons address this section of the test.

The WEST History exam is computer-based with a total of 110 questions, and all are multiple choice. You will be given a short section to read, and then a list of possible responses from which you must select the one that best answers the question.

10 Lessons in Chapter 42: WEST History: 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.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

8. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

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

9. 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

10. 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.

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