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Ch 19: HiSET: The World After World War ll (1946-1959)

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These engaging, quick video lessons explain the post-World War II history you need to know for the HiSET Social Studies test. Ask our instructors if you need any help with the material along the way.

HiSET: The World After World War ll (1946-1959) - Chapter Summary

These entertaining video lessons provide an accessible and entertaining way to study the post-WWII history topics you can expect to see on the HiSET Social Studies test. Topics in this chapter include:

  • Major events in Europe, including the Berlin Airlift
  • Components and effects of the Marshall Plan
  • Reconstruction in Japan
  • Effects of the war on the Soviet Union
  • Politics and culture in the US after WWII

Each lesson in this chapter offers a short quiz to let you test your knowledge of the material and practice for the exam. Transcripts are included with each video if you prefer to follow along and video tags are useful for returning to a main point in the video for additional review.

Objectives of the HiSET: The World After World War ll (1946-1959) Chapter

The HiSET Social Studies test is a 70-minute exam that includes 50 multiple-choice questions. History topics will account for about 38% of your score, civics and government account for another 38%, economics for 18%, and geography for 6%. This post-WWII chapter teaches some of the concepts you'll need to know for the history portion of the test.

The quizzes in this lesson are similarly formatted to questions from the HiSET exam. Use these self-assessments to get acclimated to test-taking and build confidence before your test day.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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