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Ch 19: AP European History: The 1920s & 1930s

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Watch online history video lessons to learn about the Weimar Republic, the Great Depression, the Jazz Age and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP European History exam prep course.

AP European History: The 1920s & 1930s - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Watch the political and economic consequences of the first World War come to a head during the brief 20-year period covered in this chapter. Our instructor gives you a sense of the economic devastation caused by the Great Depression and illustrates how the effects of Wall Street's collapse spread into Europe and especially Germany. You can also use this chapter to explore some of the authors and musicians to emerge during this period with lessons on the following:

  • Characteristics of German politics and Western society after World War I
  • Effects of the stock market collapse on the U.S. and Europe
  • Musical and literary movements during the Jazz Age

Video Objectives
The Interwar Years: Timeline, Society & Economies Outline characteristics of Western society and economy between World War I and World War II.
The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse Get an overview of the political institutions in Germany after World War I. Investigate causes of the Weimar Republic's failure and the subsequent rise of Nazism.
The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact Explore the economic climate in the U.S. during the roaring 20s. Investigate the stock market speculation that caused the collapse on Black Monday, and examine its aftermath on national and global economies.
The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature Discover the developments in music and literature occurring between the two world wars.

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