COURSE OVERVIEW
2
The Renaissance
– Renaissance is a French term
which means “rebirth” or “revival”
– In European history, it is roughly a 2...
Absolutism
 Many people responded to

the crises of the seventeenth
century by searching for
order – will turn to absolut...
The Industrial Revolution,
1700–1900
The Industrial Revolution
begins in Britain, spreads to
other countries, and has a
st...
World War I
World War I (WWI) was a military conflict, from
1914 to 1918
Began as a local European war between AustriaHung...
World War II
 In terms of lives lost and material
destruction, was the most devastating war in
human history.
Began in 1...
Selected topics in modern world history course overview
Selected topics in modern world history course overview
Selected topics in modern world history course overview
Selected topics in modern world history course overview
Selected topics in modern world history course overview
Selected topics in modern world history course overview
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Selected topics in modern world history course overview

  1. 1. COURSE OVERVIEW
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  3. 3. The Renaissance – Renaissance is a French term which means “rebirth” or “revival” – In European history, it is roughly a 200 year period from 1350 and 1550 – The Renaissance marked a rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman ideas, art, culture and philosophy 3
  4. 4. Absolutism  Many people responded to the crises of the seventeenth century by searching for order – will turn to absolutism  In dealing with the political, religious, economic, and climatic problems of the day the leaders of state sought more power to deal with problems.  The response was a new political philosophy that had been in the works for a millennium=Absolutism Prussian Family Crest
  5. 5. The Industrial Revolution, 1700–1900 The Industrial Revolution begins in Britain, spreads to other countries, and has a strong impact on economics, politics, and society. Rail locomotives began connecting U.S. cities in the 1840s, enabling transport of goods between factories, cities, and ports.
  6. 6. World War I World War I (WWI) was a military conflict, from 1914 to 1918 Began as a local European war between AustriaHungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914 Transformed into a general European struggle by declaration of war against Russia on August 1, 1914 Eventually became a global war involving 32 nations
  7. 7. World War II  In terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. Began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and a England/France Widened to include most of the nations of the world. Ended in 1945, with the U.S. and Soviet Union emerging as major world powers

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