Ch 47: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Overview of the 20th Century

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Get up to speed on the major historical events in the 20th Century with our informative video lessons. You will find our lessons to be extremely helpful if you are currently studying for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Overview of the 20th Century - Chapter Summary

Review each of these lessons for informative overviews of important topics related to 20th Century history. The chapter as a whole serves as a valuable study guide for questions on this subject that you will come across when taking the TExES Core Subjects Grades 4-8 Exam. The lessons are divided into different topics, all of which might be included on the exam, such as:

  • Causes and start of World War I
  • The Great Depression
  • The Holocaust
  • Changes in Western society since WWII
  • Causes and events of the Cold War
  • The Korean War
  • The War in Vietnam
  • The Civil Rights movement
  • How contemporary societies reflect historical events

After you've watched each lesson, the practice quizzes will help you make sure that you have accurately understood everything. Track your progress through the chapter with the personal dashboard to see what you've retained and what you need to work on. Our study resources will make preparation for the TExES Exam much less intimidating!

10 Lessons in Chapter 47: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Overview of the 20th Century
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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 Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

2. The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

October 29, 1929, marked the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Learn about this event, including the factors that contributed to the collapse of the American economy.

World War II: The Start of the Second World War

3. 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 Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

4. The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of as many as 11 million people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Learn about the people they targeted, the progression of events leading up to the Final Solution and the end of the genocide in this lesson.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

5. 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.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

6. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

The Korean War was a short but bloody war with more than five million casualties. Find out what caused this deadly and destructive war, how the United States came to be involved and how the war affected Korea and its allies.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

7. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

8. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

Western Civilization Since 1945: Timeline & Summary

9. Western Civilization Since 1945: Timeline & Summary

How has the Western world changed since the end of World War II? Learn about changes in politics, society and technology in this fast-paced summary of Western civilization since 1945.

Contemporary Societies & Their Reflection of Historical Events

10. Contemporary Societies & Their Reflection of Historical Events

Learn how the contemporary moment shapes the perspective on historical events. Explore ways different societies represent the past for a contemporary audience. Discover the effects of major twentieth-century events on society's historical narrative.

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