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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

Practice quizzes and flashcards will allow for self-assessment and should the need arise you have access to professional instructors for any additional assistance. Don't forget to use your Dashboard for quickly checking your progress.

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

In this lesson, you'll explore the history of American imperialism and discover how imperialism can appear in many different ways. Afterwards, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

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

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

3. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

4. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

Around the turn of the 20th century, the United States entered a period of non-colonial imperial expansion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn about the short-term and long-term effects of some of these policies in this video lesson.

Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

5. 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 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' 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.

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

7. 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.

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