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Ch 5: World History (1600 to 1930)

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World History (1600 to 1930) - Chapter Summary

This helpful chapter contains a series of video lessons designed to refresh your knowledge of world history from 1600 to 1930. Topics covered in these videos include the development of monarchical nation states, examples of absolute monarchy and the timeline of the English Civil War. You'll also review the English restoration of a limited monarchy, the Scientific Revolution and its effects. Studying this chapter should enable you to complete the following goals:

  • Outline the influence of the Enlightenment on democratic thought
  • Discuss the economic and social conditions that caused the French Revolution
  • Detail the impact of independence movements in Latin America
  • Summarize the causes of the First Industrial Revolution
  • Identify the motives and effects of European imperialism
  • Explain the factors that led to WWI
  • Describe the political, economic and social consequences of the Great War
  • Outline the causes and effects of the Russian Revolution

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14 Lessons in Chapter 5: World History (1600 to 1930)
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The Development of Monarchical Nation States: the Rise of Power

1. 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.

Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

2. Absolute Monarchy: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

During the 17th century, Europe experienced economics crises, religious wars, and civil unrest. Absolute monarchy was but one response to the search for a more ordered society. In this lesson, learn the definition, characteristics and prime historic examples of absolutism.

The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

3. The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the English Civil War, a conflict that took place in the 1640s between forces loyal to King Charles I and those loyal to Parliament. The conflict arose due to complex political and religious disagreements and culminated in the trial of the king.

The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

4. The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

In this lesson we explore the English Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Over a decade after Parliament beheaded King Charles I, it restored his son, Charles II, to the English throne, albeit under a new, limited constitutional monarchy.

The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

5. 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

6. 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.

Influence of the Enlightenment on Democratic Thought

7. 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.

The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

8. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

9. 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.

Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

10. Causes of the First Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

The Industrial Revolution was a period when new sources of energy, such as coal and steam, were used to power new machines designed to reduce human labor and increase production. The move to a more industrial society would forever change the face of labor.

European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

11. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

12. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.

Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

13. Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of World War I. We will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the United States and Europe.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

14. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

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