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Use online videos to study the great revolutions of 1848 in Europe. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these World History videos entitled History of The 1848 Revolutions to study the turmoil that swept across Europe in the great revolutions of 1848.

Discover how unrest in Paris sparked a chain of revolts in Austria, Hungary, Italy, and Germany, and learn why a diverse coalition of students, workers, and political radicals joined forces at the barricades. Our video presentations explore the liberal and nationalist ideals that inspired the revolutionaries, and the powerful forces of the 'old' Europe that ultimately crushed them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the social and economic forces that lay behind the revolutions of 1848 on the Continent, and study the role of nationalism and the political goals of the revolutionaries.
  • Discover why an uprising in Paris against King Louis Philippe by the middle class sparked spontaneous revolts in Austria, Hungary, Italy, and the German state of Prussia.
  • Outline the main stages and see the pattern of events common to the revolutions of 1848.
  • Explain how the French Revolution inspired the growth of liberalism throughout Europe and the social protest against autocratic monarchies and authoritarian governments.
  • Understand how the Industrial Revolution and the growth of the middle class nurtured the public desire for social reform, national independence, and representative government.
  • Discuss how the powerful forces of the Europe crushed the revolutions of 1848.
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