HIS 112
Key Terms to remember while reading the textbook
and studying a unit's material

The Key Terms will be part of the midterm and final exams in the course as the exam identifications. You should study these terms using your textbook, but you are also encouraged to use any other sources, such as Wikipedia. A good answer to a test identification of a key term should include answers to these basic questions: who, what, where, when and why important. It is especially important to focus on why the key term is important. Check out some examples.

Unit 1 Introduction
  • History
Unit 2 Seventeenth-Century Europe
  • Louis XIV
  • Glorious Revolution
Unit 3 East Asia in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
  • Qing (Manchu) Dynasty
  • Tokugawa Shogunate
Unit 4 South Asia and Gunpowder Empires
  • Mughal Empire
  • Safavid Empire
  • Akbar
Unit 5  European Modernization
  • Isaac Newton
  • Voltaire
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Karl Marx
Unit 6 Africa and the Challenge of Imperialism
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Imperialism
Unit 7 Mexico and Central America in Revolt
  • Simón Bolívar
  • José de San Martin
Unit 8 Russia in Revolt
  • Lenin
  • Stalin
  • Bolsheviks
Unit 9 World War I
  • Entente Cordiale
  • Trench Warfare
Unit 10 World War II
  • Benito Mussolini
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Final Solution
Unit 11 Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • Cuban missile crisis
Unit 12 Decolonization and Nation-Building in Africa
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Organization of Africa Unity
Unit 13 South Asian Independence
  • Mohandas Gandhi
  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
Unit 14 Latin American Modernization
  • Modernization
  • Caudillo
Unit 15 The United Nations and the World
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Human rights
  • United Nations Peace-Keeping
Unit 16 The Emergence of the Pacific Rim
  • Globalization
  • Asian tigers and cubs



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