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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a major 20th century events unit of a standard AP world history course. Topics covered include:
- The beliefs and accomplishments of Mohandas Gandhi
- The life of Jawaharlal Nehru
- Causes and effects of the United States' involvement in the Korean War
- Conflicts of the Vietnam War
- Hindu and Muslim conflict in India
- Technologic and scientific advances since WWII that have changed society
- Changes in Africa after WWII
- The Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968
- Uses for the NATO phonetic alphabet
- The Emergency Quota Act of 1921
- The Xinhai Revolution of 1911 and the August Revolution of 1945
1. The Xinhai Revolution of 1911
For millennia, China was one of the most powerful empires in the world. However, empires don't last forever. In this lesson we'll discuss the Xinhai Revolution, and the creation of the Republic of China.
2. The August Revolution of 1945
Vietnam has been a colony, divided into multiple countries, and pieced back together. However, the start of its independence occurred in the August Revolution of 1945. In this lesson, we'll explore this moment and what it meant for Vietnam.
3. Emergency Quota Act of 1921: Definition & Overview
In 1921, the United States Congress enacted the Emergency Quota Act aimed at limiting immigration. Learn more about the definition of the Act through an overview of its background, immigration in early 20th-century America, and the impact of the quota system.
4. Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination
Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi was an important figure in the quest for Indian independence and is known worldwide for his commitment to non-violence. Learn more about the life of Mohandas Gandhi, from his early life to his eventual assassination, and learn about the beliefs, accomplishments, and legacy of this historical figure.
5. Who was Jawaharlal Nehru? - Biography & Rule
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of India and a leading figure of the Indian independence movement. Learn about the biography and rule of Jawaharlal, his role in India's independence movement, and Nehru's legacy in Indian national politics.
6. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects
Learn about the Korean War, its causes, and the United States' involvement. Identify the Korean War's commencement, and understand its shifts, the role of China in the war, and the forging of an armistice.
7. Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan
Conflicts between Muslim & Hindu followers in India were settled by the partitioning of the Indian Peninsula into two nation-states: India & Pakistan. Learn about Hinduism vs. Islam and how religious tensions resulted in the partition of India.
8. Changes in Africa After World War II
After the end of WWII, many countries and nations had to rebuild in the wake of such a devastating war, including the U.S., Europe, and Africa. This lesson will examine how Africa changed after WWII, the decolonization of Africa, and the impact those changes had across the entire continent.
9. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII
The Soviet Union launched satellite Sputnik I in 1957, sparking the technological development leading to the modern internet using satellites. See the societal impact of scientific technological developments since World War II, through the Cold War, and beyond.
10. The Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968
This lesson reviews the passage and consequences of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. This act guaranteed Native American people equal protections under the Bill of Rights; however, it also created conflict between Native American sovereignty and United States rule of law.
11. The NATO Phonetic Alphabet: History & Uses
The NATO phonetic alphabet is a spelling alphabet that is designed for universal consistency in communication. Learn the historical need for clear and consistent communication and the uses of the NATO phonetic alphabet.
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