Ch 14: American Imperialism & World War l: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The American Imperialism & World War I chapter of this Middle School US History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master American imperialism and WWI history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of American imperialism and World War I.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering middle school US history will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the causes of the Spanish-American War or learning about the causes of World War I
  • Need an efficient way to learn about American imperialism and the First World War
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra US history learning resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the American Imperialism and World War I chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the American Imperialism and World War I chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any American imperialism and WWI question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What started the rise of American imperialism?
  • What were the causes, goals and results of the Spanish-American War?
  • How did American imperialism affect China, Hawaii and the Philippines?
  • What caused World War I?
  • What was America's involvement in World War I?
  • Who negotiated the Treaty of Versailles?

9 Lessons in Chapter 14: American Imperialism & World War l: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

1. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

2. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

3. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

4. 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.

The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

5. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

The United States' best option was to stay out of World War I. They had nothing to gain from getting involved. So, they tried to stay neutral, but as American interests started to lean toward the Allied Powers, many events happened to give the States the final push to enter the war.

American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

6. American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

As much as the U.S. wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the U.S. had to raise the forces and money to wage war. Find out how Americans played their part in WWI in this lesson.

End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

7. 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.

John Dickinson: Biography & Quotes

8. John Dickinson: Biography & Quotes

John Dickinson was a leading writer who supported the principles of the American Revolution, but who refused to sign the Declaration of Independence. He is called the 'Penman of the Revolution.'

Archduke Franz Ferdinand: Assassination, Facts & Biography

9. Archduke Franz Ferdinand: Assassination, Facts & Biography

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 changed the course of European and world history. Learn about Ferdinand's rise to power in the Austro-Hungarian military and how the countries of Europe divided their loyalties after his death, igniting the First World War.

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