Ch 5: STAAR US History: World War I

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The study aides in this chapter were put together to help you with your preparation for taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) US History test. These lessons and quizzes are about World War I.

STAAR US History: World War I - Chapter Summary

Let us boost your knowledge about World War I before you take your STAAR US History test. When you finish this chapter, you will be better able to answer test questions on such topics as:

  • The causes of WWI
  • The United States' official position before entering the war and how the war changed after America joined in
  • The AEF
  • WWI on land, at sea and in the air
  • President Wilson's 14 points
  • The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations
  • Consequences of WWI

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8 Lessons in Chapter 5: STAAR US History: World War I
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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 United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

2. 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

3. 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.

The American Expeditionary Force in World War I

4. The American Expeditionary Force in World War I

Learn about the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, how it fared, and what it's accomplishments were. When you are finished take the quiz and see what you've learned.

World War One: On Land, at Sea & In the Air

5. World War One: On Land, at Sea & In the Air

In this lesson, we will look specifically at the way World War I was waged on land, at sea, and in the air. We will explore how warfare was conducted within these contexts, and learn about the new technologies that made this possible.

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points: Definition, Speech & Summary

6. Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points: Definition, Speech & Summary

Learn about President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points speech delivered in 1918. Discover what these points actually were and how they affected the outcome of the end of World War I. Following this, test your new knowledge with a quiz.

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.

Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War

8. 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.

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