Ch 24: Important World Leaders of the 20th Century

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In this chapter, explore important figures of the 20th century and learn about the impact each person has made on world history. Track your progress through the chapter on your Dashboard.

Important World Leaders of the 20th Century - Chapter Summary

In order to gain a satisfactory grasp on major historical events in the 20th century, you will want to become well informed about the important people who influenced major changes. In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Mohandas Ghandi
  • Mao Zedong
  • Golda Meir
  • Indira Ghandi
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

We believe the learning process should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Our instructors have created engaging videos that visually exhibit the material. You can take self-assessment quizzes along the way to test your knowledge. If you'd like to review a particular portion of the lesson, you can utilize the timeline below each video.

8 Lessons in Chapter 24: Important World Leaders of the 20th Century
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Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

1. Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

In this lesson, we will learn about the life of Mohandas Gandhi. We will learn what values he stood for, how he stood for them, and his lasting legacy.

Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

2. Mao Zedong: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

In this lesson, you'll be learning about the life of Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic of China. You'll look at the facts surrounding his ascension and even his accomplishments and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Golda Meir: Biography, Facts, & Accomplishments

3. Golda Meir: Biography, Facts, & Accomplishments

In this lesson, we will examine the life and legacy of Golda Meir, the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. We will explore her service as Prime Minister, and identify the key events that took place during her administration.

Indira Gandhi: Biography, Facts, & Achievements

4. Indira Gandhi: Biography, Facts, & Achievements

Indira Gandhi was the first and only female prime minister of India. She was a well-spoken leader known for agricultural improvements and authoritarian policies. This lesson outlines Indira Gandhi's life and achievements.

Who Was Nelson Mandela? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

5. Who Was Nelson Mandela? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

This lesson describes the life's work of Nelson Mandela. You will be taken on a journey from his boyhood through the events that helped shape him into the President of South Africa. You will learn about the racial inequality of South Africa, and Nelson Mandela's quest to abolish apartheid there.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: Influence and Impact on Great Britain

6. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: Influence and Impact on Great Britain

In this lesson, we explore the life and political career of Great Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. A staunch conservative, her controversial policies guided Britain through one of its toughest economic times.

The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

7. The Election of Ronald Reagan in 1980: A Reemergence of Economic & Political Conservatism

The presidential election of 1980 witnessed the transition from liberal to conservative politics in America. Learn about Ronald Reagan's campaign to become President of the United States in 1980 in this video lesson.

Mikhail Gorbachev: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

8. Mikhail Gorbachev: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Nobel Peace Prize winner for his assistance in the breakup of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Mikhail Gorbachev was the first President of the Soviet Union from 1990-1991.

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