The Flute Concerto of Sans-Souci, Adolph Menzel, 1852
GLOBAL ABSOLUTISM: THE WORLD IN 1750
01 - How did Louis XIV establish absolutism as the favored
model of government of the age?
PPT: Global Absolutism: Europe
02 - What methods were used to establish the centralized
rule of the rulers of Asante and the Oyo Empire?
PPT: Global Absolutism: Africa and India
03 - Was Mughal rule exceptional for the Muslim world?04 - Which factors explained the rise of the Ottoman sultans?
PPT: Global Absolutism: The Ottoman Empire05 - How did xenophobic policies influence the Tokugawa
shoguns and Qing emperors?
PPT: Global Absolutism: Japan and ChinaTHE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
06 - What were the revolutionary concepts behind the new
scientific knowledge of the age?
PPT: The Scientific Revolution
07 - How did scientific method change the pursuit of knowledge?
08 - What political ideas developed during the Age of Reason?
PPT: The Enlightenment
09 - What were the achievements of the Enlightened Despots?
PPT: Enlightened Despotism
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE AGE OF NAPOLEON
10 - How did the Estates-General trigger the French Revolution?
PPT: French Revolution: Backgrounds
PPT: The French Revolution - First Years, Part IPPT: The French Revolution - First Years, Part II
11 - Why did radicals overthrow the Legislative Assembly and
usher in the dictatorial Reign of Terror?
PPT: Radical Days of the Revolution, 1792-1795
12 - With the Fall of Robespierre, how did the failures of the
Directory cause the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte?
PPT: The Rise of Napoleon, 1796-1799PPT: The Consulate, 1799-1804
13 - Was the Age of Napoleon a continuation of the French
Revolution or the absolutism of the Bourbon kings?PPT: The Grand Empire, 1804-1812
14 - What were the causes for the decline and fall of the
PPT: The Collapse of the French Empire, 1812-1815
REVOLUTIONS IN EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA
15 - What effect did the French Revolution and Napoleon have on the
people of Europe?PPT: An Age of Ideologies, 1815-1830
16 - What conditions in Europe led to an outbreak of revolutions in
1830 and 1848?
PPT: The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, Part I
PPT: The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, Part II
17 - What causes ignited the revolutions and liberation movements of
PPT: Revolts in Latin America, Part I
PPT: Revolts in Latin America, Part II
NATIONALISM TRIUMPHS IN EUROPE
18 - How did Otto von Bismarck lead the drive for German unity?
19 - How did Germany increase its power after unifying in 1871?
20 - What factors helped achieve Italian unification?PPT: German and Italian Unification
21 - How did desire for national independence among ethnic groups
weaken and ultimately destroy the Austrian and Ottoman Empires?
22 - Why did industrialization and reform come more slowly to Russia than
to Western Europe?
PPT: Nationalism and Reform Threaten Old Empires
DAWN OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE & LIFE IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE
23 - What events helped bring about the Industrial Revolution?PPT: The Industrial Revolution, Part I
24 - What key factors allowed Britain to lead the way in the Industrial
25 - What were the social effects of the Industrial Revolution?
PPT: The Industrial Revolution, Part II
26 - What new ideas about economics and society were fostered as a result
of the Industrial Revolution?
27 - How did science, technology and big business promote industrial
PPT: The Industrial Revolution, Part III
28 - In which ways did the Industrial Revolution change life in the cities?
29 - Why were social order and long-held traditions in the Western world
changed by the Industrial Revolution?
30 - What artistic movements emerged in reaction to the Industrial
THE NEW IMPERIALISM
31 - How did Western nations come to dominate much of the world in the
late 1800s?PPT: Imperialism Concepts
32 - How did the "Scramble for Africa" lead to control over most of Africa by
the end of the 1800s?PPT: Imperialism in Africa
33 - How did Britain gradually extend its control over most of India, despite
34 - How did Western powers use diplomacy and war to gain power in
PPT: Imperialism in India and China
35 - How did the Meiji Restoration launch Japan into an era of reform and
PPT: Japanese Modernization
36 - How did its changing relationship with the major world powers
transform the United States into an imperialist power?
PPT: U.S. Imperialism
THE FIRST WORLD WAR
37 - Why and how did World War I begin in 1914?
38 - How and where was World War I fought?
39 - How did the Entente Powers win World War I?
40 - What factors influenced the peace treaties that ended World War I?