Topic 14 Assessment

  1. Explain Political Changes Write a paragraph explaining how conditions from the Industrial Revolution contributed to political revolutions in Europe in 1848. Consider economic hardships caused by the Industrial Revolution, middle class desires for a greater political voice, nationalism, and revolts in Austria, Italy, and the German states.
  2. Explain the Impact Write a paragraph explaining the impact of the American and French revolutions on Simón Bolívar and the fight for South American independence. Consider the influence of the revolutions and Enlightenment ideas on South American hopes for independence, Napoleon's invasion of Spain in 1808, the uprising in Venezuela, and Bolivar's liberation of other South American nations.
  3. Trace the Influence Write a paragraph identifying the influence of the American Revolution and the ideas of liberty and equality on Haiti's fight for freedom. Consider French rule in Haiti, enslaved Africans, and the outcome of Toussaint L'Ouverture's leadership during Haiti's revolt.
  4. Identify the Influence of Ideas Write a paragraph identifying how Napoleon's rule influenced German nationalism. Consider Napoleon's policies and nationalist demands for a unified Germany.
  5. Identify Influence Write a paragraph identifying the influence of equality and democratic ideas on European political revolutions. Consider ideas from the Enlightenment and French Revolution, the goals of liberals and conservatives, and the attraction of laissezfaire market principles.
  6. Identify Influence Write a paragraph identifying the influence of nationalism on the unification of Italy. In your paragraph, explain the political make-up of the Italian peninsula, including foreign rulers. What were some obstacles to unity? How did Italian nationalists eventually unify Italy, and who played prominent roles?
  7. Identify Influence and Describe Participation Write a paragraph identifying how people in Mexico participated in their independence movement. Consider the treatment of mestizos and Native Americans, the roles of Father Miguel Hidalgo and Father José Morelos, and the events that led to a Spanish constitution. How did these events influence the eventual establishment of the Mexican republic in 1921?
  8. Describe How People Participated Using lesson information and valid primary and secondary sources, write a paragraph describing how the Russian people participated in demanding government reforms. Consider emancipation of the peasants, the events that led to Bloody Sunday, reforms by Tsar Nicholas II, and establishment of a Duma.
  9. Describe People's Participation Write a paragraph describing Simón Bolivar's attempts to unify Latin American lands into a single nation, Gran Colombia. Consider national rivalries and the formation of new independent countries.
  10. Describe How People Have Participated Describe how people have participated in supporting their governments. Write a paragraph describing how reformers in the United States formed the Progressive Party to press for change. Consider their support of workplace laws, the regulation of business monopolies, and support for women's suffrage.
  11. Identify Examples Write a paragraph about William Wilberforce whose efforts led to the end of the slave trade in Britain, and the end of slavery in the British colonies. Consider Britain's role in the slave trade, Wilberforce's anti-slavery efforts in Parliament, and the significance of the year 1833.

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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