Modern World History

Wow!  This is another area of great importance.  Most states have standardized tests on this topic which can be tough.  Also, understanding the history of the past will help us make better decisions in our future!  Every day we are faced with many of the issues and problems covered in this course.

See the interesting links below!  Please add your comments and suggestions as well for topics or sites, videos or podcasts of interest!Kiss  

Absolute Monarchs 1

Listen and learn about the absolute monarchies of Europe and Asia! How did they get their power? How did they rule? 

Because of the Reformation and the Age of Exploration, Europe experienced religious, economic, and political turmoil. To deal with these crises, European rulers increased their power. They claimed God gave them the authority to do so(divine right). Absolute rulers all over Europe experienced resistance from their subjects, some rulers were successful in dominating their subjects, whereas others lost control.

Listen and learn! Smile 

Absolute Monarchs 2

Continue our study of the age of absolute monarchs!

Because of the Reformation and the Age of Exploration, Europe experienced religious, economic, and political turmoil. To deal with these crises, European rulers increased their power. They claimed God gave them the authority to do so (divine right). Absolute rulers all over Europe experienced resistance from their subjects, some rulers were successful in dominating their subjects, whereas others lost control.

Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution

Review key facts concerning these important phases of Modern World History!

French Revolution Part 1

Review key facts concerning the French Revolution!

French Revolution Part 2

How does the story end?  Listen!  Cool

Nationalist Revolutions

Many new nationalist movements and revolutions begin during this period! Kiss

Industrial Revolution

Listen and review the Industrial Revolution! Smile

Age of Democracy

Listen and review the beginning of the Age of Democracy!

Age of Imperialism

Review the Age of Imperialism!

Modern World History-A Period of Transitions

Review! Laughing

World Government Websites!

The University of Michigan has a nice resource where we can explore the official websites of nations on all continents along with important cultural and statistical information!  Use this as a resource to start your term papers or other school research projects in modern history!  Laughing

 Here's the link! http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html