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Ch 29: History Alive Chapter 29: Linking Past to Present

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The Linking Past to Present chapter of this History Alive! The United States Through Imperialism Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with linking the past to the present. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Linking Past to Present textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the History Alive! Linking Past to Present chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the history topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • The U.S. in World War I
  • Causes of the Great Depression
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor and US involvement in the war
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki
  • The Cold War
  • U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to 9/11
  • U.S. military power capabilities
  • Ideals and interests of the American public
  • The new American democracy

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9 Lessons in Chapter 29: History Alive Chapter 29: Linking Past to Present
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The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

1. 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.

The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

2. The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

October 29, 1929, marked the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Learn about this event, including the factors that contributed to the collapse of the American economy.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

3. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack against Allied possessions in the Pacific, including the American military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After decades of conflict between the two nations, the U.S. declared war.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

4. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

As America and its WWII allies considered invading Japan, the Manhattan Project successfully developed an atomic weapon. Its use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, precipitated VJ Day, the end of the Pacific war, on August 14, 1945.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

5. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11

6. A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States have caused fundamental changes to U.S. foreign policy. In this lesson, you'll be provided a brief overview of U.S. foreign policy during and after the Cold War.

The Use & Capabilities of U.S. Military Power

7. The Use & Capabilities of U.S. Military Power

One of the most powerful foreign policy tools that the United States possesses is military force. In this lesson, you'll learn about the capabilities of the United State military and how it can be used to advance national interest.

Ideals, Interests & Needs of Protecting the American Public

8. Ideals, Interests & Needs of Protecting the American Public

Foreign policy is often a place where values, reality and necessity collide. In this lesson, you'll learn about the concepts of national ideals, national mission and national interests and see how they work together and sometimes even in opposition.

The New American Democracy: Definition & History

9. The New American Democracy: Definition & History

In this lesson, we will explore the phenomenon of the 'permanent campaign,' which has changed the face of American democracy. In doing so, we will take a close look at the factors that led to this political development.

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