DUE Wednesday, 16th December, 10am
Compose an essay answering one of the questions below.  You must show an understanding of the material presented in class as well as the information contained in the textbook and documents.  The paper should be approximately 5 pages in length.  You must include correct citations.

1.  Examine the major ideological changes after the 1840's.  Which one do you believe was the most important and why?

2.  The 19th century witnessed the growing power of nationalism throughout Europe.  Compare and contrast the path of national unification in Italy and Germany.  How did the rise of these new national states and nationalism in general influence Europe during this period?

3.  Discuss the various reasons and justifications for imperialism, making sure to highlight where these interconnect.  Also evaluate the impact of imperialism both upon the native cultures and upon Europe.

4.  Which one or two events, concepts or people from the 19th century do you see as most important.  You must justify your choice(s) by showing short and long term influences.