Category: The Age of Exploration and European Imperialism (1600s – 1900s)

Lesson #5
• Ancient Latin American Empires: Aztecs, Incas, Mayas
• European Age of Exploration
• The Isolation of Asia
• The African Slave Trade

Lesson #6
• The Scientific Revolution
• The Enlightenment
• The English Civil War / Oliver Cromwell

Lesson #7:
• Colonization of Latin America
• Revolutions of Latin America
• Haitian Revolution
• The French Revolution
• The Jacobins / The Reign of Terror

Lesson #8: Unit II
• Napoleon Bonaparte
• The European Industrial Revolution

Lesson #9
• Reformers of the Industrial Revolution
• Karl Marx / Birth of Marxism
• Social Revolutions (France & Italy)
• European Imperialism Around the World
• Imperialism in China / Opium Wars

Lesson #10
• British Imperialism in South Africa / Boer War
• British Imperialism in India / Sepoy Rebellion
• US Intervention in the Philippines
• Otto von Bismarck / Imperial Germany

The so-called Age of Exploration was a period from the early 15th century and continuing into the early 17th century, during which European ships were traveled around the world to search for new trading routes and partners to feed burgeoning capitalism in Europe.
From the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Western Europe pursued a policy of imperialism that became known as New Imperialism. … By 1870, it became necessary for European industrialized nations to expand their markets globally in order to sell products that they could not sell domestically on the continent.