Topic 13 Assessment

  1. Identify the Historical Origins, Characteristics, and Influences Write a paragraph about how Karl Marx influenced communism with his theory of a classless society. Consider principles from The Communist Manifesto, ideas of communal ownership, and the methods to achieve global communism.
  2. Identify the Historical Origins and Characteristics Write a paragraph identifying the historical origins and characteristics of socialism during the Industrial Revolution. Consider poverty and injustice during the Industrial Revolution, group ownership of production, social justice, and contributions of Robert Owen.
  3. Identify Major Causes Write a paragraph identifying changes in the way work was done during the Industrial Revolution. Consider the influence of Scientific Revolution thinking, innovations from the agricultural and energy revolutions, and the availability of capital.
  4. Explain the Collapse Write a paragraph explaining why a united global revolution for communist countries did not materialize at the end of the twentieth century. Consider communism's global influence in the 1900s and why Marxism lost its appeal. How did workers feel about an international workers' movement?
  5. Explain Scientific Advancements Write a paragraph explaining how European scientific inventions led to the Industrial Revolution. Consider the scientific focus on the physical world and new technologies, such as water power.
  6. Explain Political and Economic Changes Write a paragraph explaining how the Industrial Revolution led to the growth of labor unions and changes in European laws. Consider the causes of revolutions in the mid- 1800s, growth of labor unions, and the effects of voting rights on labor reform.
  7. Formulate Generalizations Formulate generalizations on how free enterprise created successful business opportunities. Consider better standards of living, entrepreneurship, increased social mobility, and greater political rights.
  8. Identify Contributions Write a paragraph identifying the contributions of Louis Pasteur. Explain his method of killing bacteria and his discovery of using vaccines. How did his contributions help human life?
  9. Identify Important Changes Write a paragraph identifying the declining death rates caused by the Industrial Revolution. Consider the population explosion and death rate trend, factory illnesses, and better health and nutrition improvements.
  10. Analyze Examples Write a paragraph analyzing romanticism in the late 1700s to 1850. Include the features of romanticism, some leading authors and poets and their works, and the creation of mysterious heroes or legendary roles.

    “The consequence was, that when the moon, which was full and bright (for the night was fine), came in her course to that space in the sky opposite my casement, and looked in at me through the unveiled panes, her glorious gaze roused me. Awaking in the dead of night, I opened my eyes on her disk—silver-white and crystal clear. It was beautiful, but too solemn; I half rose, and stretched my arm to draw the curtain.

    Good God! What a cry!

    The night—its silence—its rest, was rent in twain by a savage, a sharp, a shrilly sound that ran from end to end of Thornfield Hall. My pulse stopped: my heart stood still; my stretched arm was paralysed. The cry died, and was not renewed.”

    from Jane Eyre, Chapter 20

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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