The World of the 19th Century

The World of the 19th Century

Chapter Outcomes

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify the historically significant people and events of the 19th century
  • Discuss the characteristics of the world’s people groups, nations, and empires in the 19th century
  • Identify the European nations and their colonies
  • Explain the reasons offered by Europeans and Americans in defense of Imperialism
  • Discuss the impact of Imperialism on the peoples of the world
  • Identify the leaders of the independence movements in Latin and South America and discuss their efforts to free their nations from European control
  • Explain the similarities and differences between Euro-American and Japanese Imperialism
  • Discuss the reasons for the demise of the Ottoman Empire

Questions to Guide your Reading

  1. What is the connection between the Industrial Revolution and the Euro-American imperialism of the 19th century?
  2. What European nations were involved in the imperialist effort and what regions of the world did each nation control?
  3. How did Imperialism impact the peoples of the world who lived in Africa, Asia, and the Americas?
  4. Who were the leaders of the independence movements in Latin and South America? What new nations were created as a result of their efforts?
  5. What were the challenges, successes, and failures of Latin and South American independence movements?
  6. How did Euro-Americans defend imperialism?
  7. What were the historical reasons for the development of Japanese imperialism? How was it similar to and different from Euro-American imperialism?
  8. Why did the Ottoman Empire come to an end?



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