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Ch 32: NMTA Social Science: Between the World Wars (1919-1939)

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Let us help you refresh your knowledge about important happenings between World War I and II. These video lessons and quizzes will aid you in preparing for the NMTA Social Science exam.

NMTA Social Science: Between the World Wars (1919-1939) - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to brush up on information about important happenings in the two decades between world wars. Learn about changes in the economy and governments in the years leading up to World War II as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science exam. When you've viewed our lessons, you should be prepared to answer these types of exam questions:

  • Understanding how global democracy expanded after World War I
  • Describing the collapse of the Weimar Republic
  • Examining unrest in Turkey and India
  • Looking at the causes and impact of the Great Depression, including government responses
  • Finding out how Benito Mussolini took power in Italy
  • Exploring Stalin's Soviet Union, including purges and the five-year plans
  • Depicting Adolf Hitler's rise to power and the history of his Third Reich
  • Summarizing the Spanish Civil War

Our lessons are developed and taught by expert instructors who emphasize topics that may show up on the test. They know how to make these lessons and quizzes both informative and entertaining.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Between the World Wars (1919-1939) Chapter

In New Mexico, anyone seeking certification to teach social science must pass the NMTA exam in that subject. The exam consists entirely of multiple-choice questions. Topics covered in this Between the World Wars (1919-1939) chapter are in the test's section on historiography and world history, which accounts for 25% of the total score.

Our quizzes, found at the end of every lesson, offer realistic practice in taking this type of computer-based test. The quizzes also let you assess your knowledge and determine what areas might require additional study prior to exam day.

10 Lessons in Chapter 32: NMTA Social Science: Between the World Wars (1919-1939)
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Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

1. Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

In this lesson we briefly discuss the end of WWI and explore the proliferation of new states that occurred with the collapse of several central and eastern European empires.

The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

2. The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the Weimar Republic, the democratic government which governed Germany in between World War I and the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.

Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

3. Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

In this lesson, we explore the resistance movements to western colonialism in both Turkey and India. Though both experienced colonialism via extremely different circumstances, both exhibited nationalist movements that opposed foreign rule.

The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

4. The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the Great Depression and the economic trends and practices that caused the greatest economic meltdown in the history of the world.

Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

5. Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

In this lesson, we explore the greatest economic catastrophe of the 20th century, the Great Depression, as well as U.S., British, and French responses to the crisis.

Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

6. Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

In this lesson, we discuss Japan and China and the disparate fortunes of the two nations during the interwar period, including Japanese military aggression toward China.

The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

7. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

8. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

9. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.

The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

10. The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the Spanish Civil War that broke out between nationalists and socialists in Spain in the 1930s. In the aftermath, General Francisco Franco instituted a fascist dictatorship.

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