MAJOR  TERMS  &  THEMES 

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Checklist of Major Terms:

Acid Rain

Global Warming

New Economic Policy (NEP)

Anti-Semitism

Golden Age

Ninety-Five Theses

Apartheid

Great Leap Forward / Mao Zedong

Non-alignment

Appeasement

Green Revolution

Nuremberg Trials

Aztecs

Persian Gulf / Iraq War

O.P.E.C./ Oil Crisis

Balance of Power

Gupta Empire

Open Door Policy

Berlin Conference

Hinduism / Caste System

Ottoman Empire

Bolsheviks

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Palestinian–Israeli Conflict

Boxer Rebellion

Holocaust

Perestroika and Glasnost

Buddhism

Huns /Barbarians/ Fall of Rome

Qin Dynasty

Byzantine Empire

Irish Potato Famine

Manchu Dynasty/Opium War

Capitalism /Communism

Inca Empire / Pizarro

Qu’ran (Koran)

Nuclear Proliferation

Early River Valley Civilizations

Racism

Civil Disobedience

Iron Curtain

Renaissance

Christianity

Industrial Revolution

Reformation

Code of Hammurabi

Iranian Revolution

Roman Empire

Code of Justinian

Islam

Russian Revolution

Cold War

Islamic Fundamentalism

Russification

Collectivization

Judaism

Savanna / Sahara Desert

Commercial Revolution

Kingdom of Ghana

Scientific Revolution

Communism/Stalin

Kingdom of Mali

Sepoy Mutiny/ Indian Congress

Confucianism

Kingdom of Songhai

Social Darwinism

Congress of Vienna

Kush / Nubia

Spheres of Influence in China

Council of Trent

Laissez-faire

Steppes/ mountain ranges

Crusades

League of Nations

Sung Dynasty

Cuban Missile Crisis

Mandate of Heaven / Divine Right

T’ang Dynasty

Cuban Revolution

Marshall Plan

Terrorism

Cultural Revolution

Maurya Empire / Ashoka

Underdeveloped Nations

Deforestation

Maya

Tiananmen Square Protest

Desertification

Meiji Restoration

Tokugawa Shogunate

Detente

Mesopotamia

Transatlantic Slave Trade

Divine Right

Mexican Revolution of 1910

Treaty of Versailles

Encomienda System

Middle Ages

Tribalism

Enlightenment

Ming Dynasty

Truman Doctrine

European Union

Mongols

United Nations

Fertile Crescent

Monotheism

Warsaw Pact

Feudalism

Mughals

World War I

Five Year Plans

NATO

World War II

French Revolution

NAFTA

Young Turks

Genocide

Nazism

Yuan Dynasty

Imperialism

Neolithic Revolution

Zhou Dynasty

Kashmir

Darfur

Cultural Diffusion

Checklist of Major Themes (Possible Thematic Essay/DBQ topics):

Belief Systems

Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Sikhism, animism

Change

Neolithic Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Chinese Communist Revolution, Crusades, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Reformation

Conflict

Religious Conflicts (Middle East, Kashmir, Crusades), Political Revolutions, WWI, Cold War

Culture and Intellectual Life

Roman civilization, classic Chinese civilization, Gupta Golden Age, Islamic Golden Age, Mesoamerican civilizations, African civilizations (Kingdom of Ghana, Mali, Songhai), Renaissance Europe, Enlightenment

Diversity and Interdependence

Diversity of Byzantine Empire and Balkans, Interdependence of Global Economy since 1900s, Environmental Issues

Economic Systems

Traditional Economy, Manorialism, Mercantilism, Capitalism, Marxist Socialism

Geography and the Environment

Early River Civilizations, Chinese Influence on Early Japan, Industrialization in Britain, Industrial Revolution: Impact on the Environment, rise of city-states in ancient Greece, desertification, destruction of rain forests

Imperialism

British in India, European Powers in Africa, Meiji Japan, Imperial Rivalry (cause of WWI), Roman and Byzantine imperialism, Mongols

Justice and Human Rights

Code of Hammurabi, English Bill of Rights, Irish Potato Famine, Tiananmen Square, Justinian’s Code, Magna Carta, the Sharia, Armenian massacres, Holocaust, apartheid, international terrorism, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia

Cultural Diffusion

Muslim Influence on Africa, Silk Road, Crusades, Modern Communication (Internet, satellite communications, etc.), spread of Belief Systems (Buddhism and Confucianism to Japan)

Nationalism

German and Italian Unification, Early 20th century India, Zionism, African Independence Movements, breakup of Ottoman Empire, Latin American movements of 1800s and 1900s

Political Systems

Monarchy, Feudalism, Democracy, Totalitarianism, militarism of Sparta and Japan, communism, fascism, apartheid, theocracy

Science and Technology

Neolithic Revolution, Invention of Printing Press, Green Revolution, Computer Revolution, Space Explorations, advances in genetics

Turning Points

Fall of Constantinople, Voyages of Columbus, French Revolution, Russian Revolution, Collapse of Communism in Soviet Union, Magna Carta

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