Assignment Guide: Unit VII the Consolidation of Nation States Major Themes



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Assignment Guide: Unit VII

The Consolidation of Nation States
Major Themes:

  1. The Beginnings of Europe as the Dominant Political and Economic Force in the World (SP, PP)

  2. The Ramifications of the End of the Concert of Europe (SP)

  3. The Unification of Italy (SP)

  4. The Unification of Germany (SP)

  5. The Formation of the Third Republic in France (SP)

  6. The schism between Conservatives and Liberals in the Third Republic (SP, PP, IS)

  7. The Formation of the Dual Monarchy (SP)

  8. Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia (SP, PP, IS))

  9. Early Revolutionary Activity in Russia (SP, PP, IS)

  10. 19th-Century Liberalism (SP, PP, IS)

  11. The Second Reform Act in Britain (SP, PP, IS)

  12. The Irish Question (SP)

  13. The Formation of the Labor Party (SP, PP, IS)



Mon. 2/8 Lincoln’s Birthday
Tues. 2/9

  1. SAQ/LEQ

  2. Non XC IDs due

  3. Test Review due

Wed. 2/10



  1. Overview of Unit VII

  2. Return and discuss Unit VI Objective Test

Thurs. 2/11



Read: Kagan, pg. 780-788 (up to German Unification); Weber, pg. 389-394 (Joseph Mazzini, Mazzini’s Conversion to Nationalism, On the Duties of Man)

  1. Discussion: “The Crimean War & Italian Unification”

--Discussion Questions

    1. How did the rivalry between Russia and the Ottoman Empire lead to the Crimean War?

    2. What significant changes in international relations occurred as a result of this war?

    3. What tactics did Cavour use to further the cause of Italian unification?

Fri. 2/12 & Tues. 2/16 ***President’s Day Holiday Mon., Feb. 15th***



  1. Read: Kagan, pg. 788-791 (up to France: From Liberal Empire to the Third Republic); Weber, pg. 478-483 (Otto von Bismarck, From: A Speech to the Prussian Budget Commission, On State Interference, On Universal Suffrage), pg. 508-512 (Otto von Bismarck, The Ems Telegram)

  2. Discussion: “German Unification”

--Discussion Question

    1. How were Cavour and Bismarck similar in their tactics? How were they different?

    2. What was the role of Austria in both Italian and German unification? What was the role of France?

Wed. 2/17



  1. Read: Kagan, pg. 791-801

  2. Discussion: “France and Austria: A Response to German Unification”

--Discussion Questions

    1. What successes did Napoleon III enjoy as emperor? What failures did he experience?

    2. What were the problems faced by the Third French Republic?

    3. What was the significance of the Dreyfus Affair?

    4. What were the factors that led to the establishment of the dual monarchy in the Habsburg Empire?

    5. Map pg. 799: Identify and locate the nationalities of the Habsburg Empire. Which areas do you think would be the most likely to experience hostilities between ethnic groups? Why do you think so?

Thurs. 2/18 & Fri., 2/19



  1. Read: Kagan, pg. 801-813

  2. Discussion: “Russia and Great Britain: A Study of Opposites”

--Discussion Questions

    1. What were the reforms instituted by Alexander II? What were his motives?

    2. Why was there an increase in revolutionary activity in Russia while there was a decrease in such activity in other parts of Europe? State three separate factors.

    3. Doc. pg. 804: Using evidence from this document, list some European philosophers whose ideas might have been an inspiration to the members of The People’s Will.

    4. Doc. pg. 808: How did the situation of Irish nationalism that Gladstone confronted compare with that of the Austrian Prime minister in Doc. pg. 798.

    5. IDs Due for EXTRA CREDIT on Mon. 2/22

Mon. 2/22



1) Read: Barron’s, pg. 136-148 (PQ#’s 1-15)

2) Review for Unit VII Test

3) Extra-Credit IDs due
Tues 2/23


  1. DBQ Exam

Wed 2/24


  1. Objective Exam (40 ?s)

  1. Non-XC IDs due

Thurs. 2/25



  1. LEQ/SAQ

  2. Unit VII Test Review due

Fri. 2/26

  1. Return and Discuss Objective Exam

  2. Unit VIII Overview


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