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First & Second World Wars - Chapter Summary
Get a high-level overview of World War I and World War II with this useful study guide/resource chapter. Inside, you'll review a series of bite-sized video lessons that discuss the events that influenced the beginnings of both World Wars. Our expert instructors will also thoroughly examine the aftermath of WWI. When you're finished with the chapter's material, you should be able to:
- Recognize the factors that led to WWI
- Identify the political, social and economic consequences of WWI
- Discuss the occupations, agreements and appeasements that caused WWII
You can watch these video lessons online at any time using your computer or mobile device. If you want to take notes, follow along with the instructors or study offline, simply print the accompanying word-for-word transcripts. Be sure to take the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to make sure you've understood the chapter topics. Finally, you can use the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions about WWI or WWII.
1. 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.
2. Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War
In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of World War I. We will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the United States and Europe.
3. Occupations, Agreements & Appeasement: Causes of the Second World War
In this lesson, we will learn about the events leading up to the Second World War. We will focus on the occupations, agreements, and appeasements that preceded Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939.
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