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Ch 15: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America in World War I

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This chapter will review your understanding of America's imperialism and involvement in world events from the Spanish-American War until the development of the League of Nations. This chapter will be essential in helping you prepare for taking the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America in World War I - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you prepare for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam through short video lessons. While delving into this chapter, you will find information on the causes of World War I and the role of the United States in the war. Brief video lessons will enable you to review the origins of the Spanish-American War, American imperialism around the globe, and end of WWI with the Treaty of Versailles. Completion of this chapter will help you to:

  • List where American imperialism took effect
  • Identify the causes of both the Spanish-American War and WWI
  • Discuss the role of the United States in WWI and the Treaty of Versailles
  • Detail the creation of the League of Nations

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7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America in World War I
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American Imperialism Around the Globe

1. American Imperialism Around the Globe

Imperialism is the general expansion of a nation, accompanied by the exertion of power over other nations in the process. Learn the pattern of American imperialism demonstrated in westward expansion, overseas expansion, and the use of economic and cultural imperialism through capitalist ventures.

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

2. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American War came about due to imperialist motives that resulted in the expansion of US control in the Caribbean and the Philippines. Study the causes of the war, as well as its goals and the results.

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

3. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

Imperialism is defined as one nation enforcing its political or expansionary will upon another usually through military conquest and political diplomacy. Explore the impact of American imperialism on Hawaii, China, Japan, and the Philippines at various times in history.

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

4. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

American imperialism attempted to protect American interests in foreign countries. Learn how American imperialism affected Latin America and the Caribbean through the Platt Amendment, the Roosevelt Corollary, Dollar Diplomacy and Missionary Diplomacy, and the creation of the Panama Canal.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

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

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the tipping point for World War I to begin. Learn the causes that led to the war through the acronym MAIN: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism.

The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

6. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

The United States wanted to stay neutral in World War I until British ships carrying American passengers sank. Learn the overview of the official position of the US, their isolation as tension built up, and their intervention as announced through the Zimmerman note.

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

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

World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles. Learn about the peace negotiations process, the terms of the treaty, and Germany's reaction to signing the document that acknowledged their defeat.

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