Ch 51: GACE History: American Imperialism

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Let this chapter's video lessons and quizzes help you prepare for American imperialism questions on the GACE History assessment. Our instructors guide you through the causes and effects of U.S. imperialism around the world.

GACE History: American Imperialism - Chapter Summary

If you're having some trouble remembering what you learned in history class about American imperialism, check out this chapter's video lessons to refresh your memory. By the time you make it through the videos, you'll be able to do the following when you take the GACE History assessment:

  • Identify factors associated with the rise of American imperialism
  • Explain the causes and effects of the Spanish-American War
  • Discuss the impact of American imperialism in Asia, Latin America, Hawaii and the Caribbean
  • Recognize the contributing factors that led to WWI
  • Describe America's official position and eventual involvement in WWI
  • Understand the terms of the Treaty of Versailles

Professional instructors utilize key facts, historical images and succinct analysis in our videos to help you comprehend the rise and impact of U.S. imperialism. The videos are usually less than 10 minutes in length, and they have tags so that you can rewatch important points as needed. Our lessons also include transcripts and quizzes to help you get ready for the GACE exam.

Objectives of the GACE History: American Imperialism Chapter

A history teacher certification requirement in the state of Georgia, the GACE History assessment evaluates your knowledge of Georgia, American and world history. The examination is made up of two tests which have 130 selected-response questions in total.

The American imperialism topics examined in this chapter's videos can be found in Test II's section on U.S. History from 1877 to present day, which accounts for approximately 40% of the questions on the test. You can use our self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of the material and gain practice in answering multiple-choice history questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 51: GACE History: American Imperialism
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American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

1. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

2. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

3. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

4. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

Around the turn of the 20th century, the United States entered a period of non-colonial imperial expansion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn about the short-term and long-term effects of some of these policies in this video lesson.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

5. 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.

The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

6. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

The United States' best option was to stay out of World War I. They had nothing to gain from getting involved. So, they tried to stay neutral, but as American interests started to lean toward the Allied Powers, many events happened to give the States the final push to enter the war.

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

7. 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.

End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

8. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.

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