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GACE History: Europe and the United States After 1945 - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons you'll find in this chapter to help structure your review of Europe and the United States after 1945, in preparation for the GACE History exam. The videos go over all the points you need to be on top of, including:
- Domination of Eastern Europe by the Soviets
- The communist takeover of Czechoslovakia
- Germany after WWII
- The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany
- Religion and philosophy after the World Wars
- 20th century developments in science and technology
- The space race
- Political and social changes after 1945
- Art and culture of the post-war world
Our expert instructors present the dates, places and events clearly and concisely, to help you refresh your memory of these topics, and possibly give you a new fact or two. Being armed with different approaches, such as watching videos or reading transcripts, makes reviewing the material simpler, and the graphics and illustrations in the lessons make studying for the test more fun.
Objectives of the GACE History: Europe and the United States After 1945 Chapter
The GACE History exam is actually two separate two-hour tests that you can take on the same or different days. Together they evaluate your knowledge and understanding of the full range of history topics. Your score will be used to determine if you can receive your teacher's license in the state of Georgia.
The topics in this Europe and the United States After 1945 chapter are part of both subtests. On Test I, related questions are found in subarea II on world history from 1450 CE to the present, which makes up 40% of the subtest. You'll find related questions in Test II's subarea II covering United States history from 1877 to the present, where 40% of this subtest's questions are found. By taking the self-assessment quizzes, you can practice answering these types of questions, and see how well you have retained the information.
The exam is made up of selected-response questions. These are multiple-choice items in which you read a passage or question and then see a number of different possible answers. From these, you must pick the correct answer.
1. Soviet Domination of Eastern Europe
In this lesson, we explore the post-World War II settlement of Eastern Europe, and the subsequent Soviet domination of governments in Eastern Europe, as well as the creation of the Warsaw Pact.
2. Communists Take Power in Czechoslovakia
In this lesson, we will explore the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948. We will also explore what events led to this seizure of power, and we will place this event in the broader context of the Cold War.
3. Post-war Germany: Politics, Developments & Partitioning
In this lesson, we explore Germany after the end of World War II, from its partitioning due to its part on the front line of the Cold War to its eventual reunification in 1990.
4. Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the history of the Berlin Wall, from its beginnings as a makeshift barrier between East and West Berlin, to its final demise as communism fell across Eastern Europe in the late 1980s.
5. The Reunification of East and West Germany in 1990
In this lesson we explore the unique history of East and West Germany after Germany's defeat in WWII and the conditions surrounding its eventual reunification in 1990.
6. Religion & Philosophy Since 1945
In this lesson, we explore some of the major developments in the world of ideas since the end of World War II, from the increased public engagement of professional philosophy and Catholicism to the growth of Islam.
7. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact
In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.
8. The Space Race: Definition, History & Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the 20th century's space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, where both superpowers competed to be the first in space and the first to reach the moon.
9. Social & Political Developments Since 1945
In this lesson, we examine several social and political developments in the United States and in Western Europe since 1945, from the civil rights movement to the creation of the European Union.
10. Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists
In this lesson, we explore the art and culture of post-World War II Western society, from the fledgling television programming to the disparate directions of 20th-century art.
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