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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson H: Social Responses to an Industrialized World

Activity 1: Socialism Emerges

In the early 19th century, the harsh realities of industrialism and the revolutionary ideas of the Enlightenment influenced people to begin questioning what they perceived to be the growing inequalities and harsh conditions that surrounded them. Socialism, an ideology that argued in support of industrial workers against their employers, gained popularity among the working class. The mini-lesson presentation that follows discusses the growth of socialism as a response to the changes of the 19th century.

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Presentation Activity - Socialism in the 19th Century

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Before you view the presentation:

Notebook Icon As you view the following presentation, take notes in your notebook that focus on the reasons why socialism gained popularity in the 19th century and the goals of the movement.

View the presentation:

When you are ready, select the play button below the image to learn about Socialism in the 19th Century.

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After you view the presentation:

When you are finished viewing the presentation, use the information you recorded to prepare for the assessment that follows in the next activity.

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