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THE MODERN WORLD & THE UNITED STATES (SINCE 1750)
Grade 10 students will begin the year by reviewing the Enlightenment, the first struggle for Empire, and by considering the importance of the American Revolution in the larger context of World History. This will set the stage for the study of the rise of the nation state in Europe, the French Revolution, and the economic and political roots of the modern world. They will study the origins and consequences of the Industrial Revolution, 19th century political reform in Western Europe, and imperialism in Africa, Asia, and South America. They will explain the causes and consequences of the great military and economic events of the past century, including World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the Russian and Chinese revolutions. Finally, students will study the rise of nationalism and the continuing persistence of political, ethnic, and religious conflict in many parts of the world. This course will also attempt to examine American influence on world events and the influence that world events have had on United States history.