Ch 16: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America in World War I

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Review the history of the entry of the United States into World War I through the lessons in this chapter. This chapter can address some of the types of questions on the world and U.S. history sections of the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

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

Let the lessons in this chapter prepare you for related questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam by outlining America's involvement in the first major global conflict of the modern era, World War I. You will review how the United States entered the Great War, the events that led to the conflict, and its final culmination in the Treaty of Versailles. Look for the following information in the videos:

  • Origin and worldwide expansion of American imperialism
  • Objectives, causes and impact of the Spanish-American War
  • Events leading to World War I
  • Role of the United States in World War I
  • America's entrance into the war and the impact of U.S. involvement
  • The Versailles Treaty and the birth of the League of Nations

This study guide is designed to align with the material upon which you will be tested when you take the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. The video lessons provide not only comprehensive information, but reinforcement through the quizzes and chapter test. Additional resources including ready access to our instructors and subject matter experts are also available. All of these features, taken in their entirety, combine to form a powerful study tool that can enhance your preparation for the exam and maximize your chances of scoring well.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: America in World War I
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American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

1. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?

American Imperialism Around the Globe

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

8. American Involvement in World War I: How the War Changed After America's Entry

As much as the U.S. wanted to stay neutral during World War I, it proved impossible. This meant the U.S. had to raise the forces and money to wage war. Find out how Americans played their part in WWI in this lesson.

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

9. 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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