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Ch 38: CLEP Social Sciences and History: World War I

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Watch videos on World War I and get up to speed on causes and effects of the war, famous leaders and major events. Take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to make sure you understand all the elements of World War I.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: World War I - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Use the lessons in this chapter as your guide to all the events and key figures of World War I. Subject experts walk you through the causes of the war, some famous battles and the aftereffects of World War I. Lessons use dynamic animations and graphics that make learning about diplomacy, the U.S.S.R. and the Peace of Paris fun and easy. Once you've watched all the videos in this chapter, you'll be able to explain:

  • World War I's economic and social consequences
  • Increasing tensions in Europe before the war
  • America's entry into the war
  • Peace treaties and agreements to end the war
  • Russian reforms and changes

Video Objective
World War I: Causes, Characteristics & Effects Get a firsthand look at the factors that led to World War I, the battles on land and at sea and the consequences of the war.
The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI Determine how European tension built due to crises in the Balkans and Morocco. Study Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
Famous Battles of the First World War: Lesson & Quiz Witness battles at Verdun and Ypres as well as other critical battles in the war.
Diplomacy of World War One: Secret Agreements & Diplomatic Arrangements Discover the various ways nations attempted to outmaneuver each other during the war.
WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit Find out how the war changed when Russia withdrew from the war and America entered the fray.
The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I Discuss the League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles and other attempts to bring about the end of the war.
The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects Trace reforms in Russia, starting in 1905 through 1917's Communist Revolution.
The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation Get details on Stalin's leadership and determine how the rest of the world was affected by Communism and the creation of the U.S.S.R.

5 Lessons in Chapter 38: CLEP Social Sciences and History: World War I
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit

2. 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.

The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

3. 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.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

4. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

5. The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

In this lesson, we will learn about the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly referred to as the Soviet Union. We will learn what events brought about the emergence of the Soviet Union, and how it has impacted the course of world history.

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