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Ch 55: Ohio Graduation Test: World at War

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Before it was even known by its current name, World War I was meant to be the one to ~'end all wars,~' until it happened all over again. This chapter of the Ohio Graduation Test examines the entirety of World War I and II, as well as the beginnings of the Cold War in review for the exam.

Ohio Graduation Test: World at War - Chapter Summary

The entirety of the civilized world saw battle in both World War I and II, across multiple oceans and continents. In this collection of video lessons, you will get an inside look at what caused the wars, who fought in them and what the results were. This comprehensive study session, which also includes information about the onset of the Cold War, will give you the advantages you need as you get ready for the Ohio Graduation Test. Topics will include the following:

  • Factors leading to the first World War
  • Famous battles of the war
  • The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations
  • Social and political consequences
  • The Russian Revolution
  • Events that led to the second World War
  • The European and Pacific theaters
  • Aftermath of World War II
  • The start of the Cold War

These video lessons have all been designed to be viewed on both standard computers as well as all mobile devices, which gives you an easy way to prepare for the Ohio Graduation Test while away from home. In addition, the self-assessment quizzes included with this course provide you with a way to track your progress and see what kinds of questions will appear on the exam.

Ohio Graduation Test: World at War Chapter Objectives

You will need to pass the Ohio Graduation Test to receive your high school diploma. Questions regarding world wars will be found in the Social Studies area of the exam, which contains 32 multiple-choice questions, four short-answer questions and two extended-response questions. This chapter's lessons offer multiple ways to help you prepare for the test, including an ask-an-expert feature through which you can get help on troublesome topics.

11 Lessons in Chapter 55: Ohio Graduation Test: World at War
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Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

1. Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

Although World War I began in Europe, it is important to take a look at World War I in relation to U.S. history as well. The U.S. was greatly affected by the war. In this lesson, we'll take a quick and direct look at the causes that led up the war and the assassination that was the final catalyst.

The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

2. The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI

In this lesson, we will explore the way in which Europe was a sort of 'powder keg' in the years leading up to World War I. We will examine the sources of tension among the European powers and explore how these played a role in the outbreak of World War I.

Famous Battles of the First World War

3. Famous Battles of the First World War

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the famous battles of World War I. We will learn why these battles are important and how they affected the course of the war.

End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

4. End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Treaty of Versailles. We will explore the treaty's negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, take a look at the treaty's terms, and discuss Germany's reaction to the treaty.

Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

5. Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

In this lesson, we will explore the consequences of World War I. We will learn about the political, economic, and social impact the war had on the United States and Europe.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

6. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

World War II: The Start of the Second World War

7. World War II: The Start of the Second World War

Learn all about the start of World War II and why the League of Nations could not stop aggression by Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s, which led to the outbreak of this second global conflict.

The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa

8. The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa

Hitler and Nazi Germany dominated the European fields of battle early in WWII. This lesson is an overview of key military operations between 1939 and 1943 in Europe on both the Eastern and Western fronts.

The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

9. The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered WWII. Watch this video to learn about some of the key battles, as well as the general nature, of the Pacific theater of the war.

The Aftermath of WWII

10. The Aftermath of WWII

In this lesson, we explore the economic and political realities which emerged in Europe immediately after the end of World War II and the steps countries took to confront them.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

11. 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.

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