Unit IV: Industrialism and the Changing Face of Europe

Unit Schedule

Key Concepts
  • The reasons for the outbreak of revolution across Europe in 1848
  • The key outcomes of the Revolutions of 1848
  • The background leading up to the unification of Italy
  • The key steps in the process of uniting Italy
  • The background leading up to the unification of Germany
  • The key steps in the process of uniting Germany, including a strong understanding of the policies of Bismarck
  • The key changes and reforms that took place in Austria, Russia, and Great Britain between 1850-1885
  • The major ways that the economy changed in the late 1800's and early 1900's
  • The devlopment of the working class into the proletariat and the impact of socialism on the proletariat
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  • The impact of the discoveries of Darwin and Pastuer
  • The basic ideas behind the realist movement in the arts
  • The major problems faced by growing cities in the late 1800's and the methods they used to try and deal with these problems
  • The chief ways that social classes were changing and evolving due to the changing political and economic conditions of the time
Unit Test!!!

Helpful Links

Online Assignment for This Unit (due 12/3):
Visit five of the sites listed below and write a paragraph for each site that explains the new information you learned from visiting the site.  Keep in mind that since you are focusing on what you have learned it is acceptable to use first person as you reflect on the significance of the things new concepts you have mastered.
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Conservative Oppression
The Peterloo Massacre **The Carlsbad Decrees**
Louis Phillippe & Charles X Metternich and the New Social Order
A Biography of Simon Bolivar French Politics Overview Page (good for revolutions)
Encyclopedia of the Revolutions of 1848
(choose three articles from the list)
Timeline of the Revolutions of 1848
Napoleon III
A Biography of Robert Owen Utopian Socialism
A Biography of Marx Written by Engels Karl Marx at Spartacus Schoolnet
**Bourgeois vs. Proletarians from the Communist Manifesto**
Famous Italians - Giuseppe Garibaldi THE RISORGIMENTO
**Documents of German Unification** Balloons and the Franco Prussian War

PowerPoint Resources

Printable Lecture Outlines Part I Life After Napoleon French and Belgian Revolutions of 1830
Industrial Revolution Overview Revolutions of 1848 German and Italian Unification
Early Socialism and Marx Unit IV Test Review Text of the Test Review

Possible Essay Questions

Discuss the various ways that workers treid to improve their working and living conditions during the 1800's.  Be sure to evaluate their successes and failuresas well as discuss how things changed for them over time.
This unit began with the conservatives trying to maintain order after the Napoleonic Wars.  Evaluate the success of the conservatives in trying to maintain their way of life, and be sure to discuss the various "ISMs" they were forced to deal with along the way.
Describe the massive industrial growth that takes place during the 1800's, the technological changes that allowed it to happen, and the ways that it made major changes in society.
How did changing political conditions allow for the unification of Italy and the unification of Germany?  Be sure to discuss the key people and events involved in the unification process.

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