Ch 18: Causes & Consequences of World War I

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This chapter on the causes and consequences of World War I can increase your understanding of America's entry into this war, the Peace of Paris, and more. The lessons can help you feel poised and ready to take an exam or engage in a class discussion.

Causes & Consequences of World War I - Chapter Summary

Studying these lessons is a quick and easy way to get acquainted with the causes and consequences of World War I. Our expert instructors discuss what led to America's entry and Russia's exit from the war. You'll also find information about key figures related to the war. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the causes, characteristics, and effects of World War I
  • Explain the importance of famous battles in this war
  • Detail the effect of America's entry and Russia's exit from the war
  • Describe the role of Americans in World War I
  • Communicate provisions in the treaty of Versailles
  • Discuss the affect that World War I had on American and European societies

Our instructors assist you with quickly grasping concepts related to the causes and consequences of World War I. A brief quiz is available to test your understanding of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed and utilized as study tools. The quizzes link back to specific topics in the video, so if you get a question wrong, you can review that topic with a single click.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Causes & Consequences of World War I
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World War I: Causes, Characteristics & Effects

1. World War I: Causes, Characteristics & Effects

In this lesson, we will identify the causes, characteristics, and effects of World War I. We will highlight key figures, events, and developments that relate to these aspects of World War I.

Famous Battles of the First World War

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.

WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

3. WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

In this lesson, we will learn about America's entry into World War I in 1917, and Russia's exit from the war between 1917 and 1918. We will learn about what led to these developments, and how they affected the course of the war.

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

4. 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.

The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

5. The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

In this lesson, we will learn about the end of World War I and the Peace of Paris. We will learn what events transpired to bring about the end of the war and what provisions were laid forth in the Treaty of Versailles.

How World War I Affected Society in Europe & The U.S.

6. 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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