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A World at War - WWI - Chapter Summary
To brush up on your knowledge of World War I, take a moment to analyze the presented information in this chapter. Materials in the chapter offer you a timeline as well as a review of all the major events. After you complete each lesson, you should be able to recollect details about the following:
- Events and other factors that started WWI
- Most significant battles
- Signing the Treaty of Versailles to end the war
- Developing the League of Nations
- Impact of war on American and European society
To get yourself ready for an upcoming exam, include our video lessons in every one of your study sessions. The videos provide an interactive and entertaining way to review. Instructors carefully guide you through the main points, helping you recall details you may have forgotten. You can also pause, rewind, or fast-forward videos as needed, and you can always re-watch the videos at any time. For instance, setting aside some binge-watching sessions right before an upcoming exam may prove as an effective test-cramming strategy.
Besides the video lessons, you can read through the lesson transcripts found below the videos. As you go through the information, you'll notice that the headers indicate the major topics within each lesson. Likewise, we've chosen to bold the vocabulary words, so you will instantly recognize what terms you need to memorize and review. Supporting points are addressed within each header section, and these points are often presented in a linear fashion.
1. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War
Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.
2. Famous Battles of the First World War
In this lesson, we will learn about some of the famous battles of World War I. We will learn why these battles are important and how they affected the course of the war.
3. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations
In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.
4. How World War I Affected Society in Europe & The U.S.
In this lesson we will learn how World War I impacted the American and European societies. We will highlight the important events and themes associated with the World War I 'home front.'
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