A map shows Europe after the Congress of Vienna.
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  1. Locate Places of Historical Significance Write a paragraph explaining the redrawn map of Europe set up by the Congress of Vienna. Consider the goals of the Congress, establishment of the Concert of Europe, and effects of the Congress of Vienna.
  2. Construct a Thesis Construct a thesis on whether or not Peter the Great's westernization of Russia was a success that benefited Russia. Consider his trip to western Europe and activities upon his return to Russia. What evidence shows that Peter the Great was serious about his efforts to westernize Russia?
  3. Identify Influences Write a paragraph identifying the ideas and consequences of the principle of popular sovereignty as written into the Declaration of Independence. Include the definition of popular sovereignty and how popular sovereignty relates to the Declaration of Independence.
  4. Explain Philosophies Write a paragraph explaining the political philosophies of Jefferson. Include his role in writing the Declaration of Independence, the ideas of natural rights and popular sovereignty, and how his writing reflects the ideas of John Locke.
  5. Assess the Degree Write a paragraph assessing which American ideals have advanced human rights throughout the world. Consider the origin of ideas about human rights, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and how the U.S. Constitution influenced important documents in other countries.
  6. Compare the Consequences Write a paragraph comparing the consequences of the American and French revolutions and the influence of the Glorious Revolution on each. For France, include changes in the feudal system and the status of the Catholic Church. For America, include the type of government established. Were changes in both countries long-lasting?
  7. Compare Characteristics Write a paragraph comparing the characteristics of the American and French revolutions. Consider when the revolutions took place, how the revolutions were fought, and the goal of the revolutionary leaders in each country.

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments