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An overview of history from 1750-1914

An overview of history from 1750-1914



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  • Unit 4 Overview AP World History
  • Big Picture 1750 - 1914
    • Western civilizations dominate
    • Industrialization alters many areas of life
    • Politically, the British parliamentary model spreads as empire grows
    • Inequality among individuals and states becomes focus of reformers
  • Western Domination
    • Power based on technological innovations of IR
    • Western states have new ability to make commercial contacts – steamships, railroads, telegraphs
    • New technologies create new wealth
    • New technologies allow western states to control other areas of the world - Imperialism
  • Effects of Industrialization
    • Economic changes
    • Falling birth rates in industrialized countries
    • Rural to urban migration (urbanization)
    • Movement from less to more industrialized nations (immigration)
    • Cities grow, family size shrinks in industrialized countries
    • Environment altered as population grows and factories are built
    • Air and water pollution become problematic
  • Growth of Democratic Governements
    • British Parliamentary model, Enlightenment ideas the basis for democratic movements
    • Democratic revolution in the Americas and France
    • Absolutism remained in some areas
    • Democracy spreads
  • Inequality and Reform
    • Slave systems successfully dismantled
    • Slavery abolished through abolitionist movements
    • Movements for equality begin in industrialized societies
    • Inequality among states grew as western countries gained power
    • Western countries gain power and resources at the expense of most other areas of the world (Africa, Latin America, Middle East and China)
  • Be able to..
    • Analyze motives for revolution in various countries between 1750 – 1914
    • Analyze the political and social changes and continuities between 1750 and 1914 in Japan, Russia, Latin America, Europe and North America
    • Compare and contrast the effects of industrialization in the different regions of the world.
    • Explain the motives and effects of Imperialism
    • Compare the impact of imperialism on African and Asian societies