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Unit 4 Overview Video (10:40)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:41 What, according to the video, is sovereignty?
  2. 03:33 Who, generally, could participate in the government of most states around the world before about 1750?
  3. 04:24 How would you describe the big political changes that began in this period?
  4. 07:31 The French Revolution promised political participation to many. What did the inhabitants of Saint Louis, a West African port under French rule, think of this revolution? Did they get to participate?
  5. 09:23 What does the evidence suggest about the spread of democracy around the world since 1750?