Ch 21: Between the World Wars

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about events that took place between the world wars. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of this time period.

Between the World Wars - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

A period of about 20 years separated the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II. This chapter explores the events that took place in the U.S. and the Soviet Union between these two wars. Professional and engaging instructors teach you about Communism and the Great Depression and introduce some of the world leaders who made an impact in this period. When you're finished watching the video lessons in this chapter, you'll be familiar with:

  • Events that led to the rise of Communism
  • Vladimir Lenin's beliefs
  • Josef Stalin's totalitarian approach to government
  • Causes of the Great Depression
  • Leadership issues during the depression

Video Objective
The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin Introduces Vladimir Lenin. Describes how Lenin followed Karl Marx's beliefs and formed a Communist government in the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies Examines Josef Stalin's policies and details his climb to power in the Soviet Union. Explains how he took ultimate control of the country using a totalitarian government approach and describes the Great Purge and his Five Year Plans.
The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes Explains limits to prosperity and describes the events of Black Tuesday. Identifies the factors that triggered the Great Depression. Examines some of the ways political leaders failed during this period.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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