Ch 20: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Changing Political Climates

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Watch these video lessons for important information about changing political climates in the 20th century. This information will be necessary to know if you are planning on taking the Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500- Present exam.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: Changing Political Climates- Chapter Summary

In preparation for the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) World History & Geography 1500- Present exam, go through each of these video lessons to learn about some examples of the changing political climate in the 20th century. Each lesson will teach you a different topic you might be tested on in the actual test. The lessons will go over points such as:

  • Self-rule in British colonies
  • Africa after World War II
  • Jomo Kenyatta
  • Life after African independence
  • The modern Middle East
  • The Yom Kippur War
  • The Suez Crisis

This chapter will serve as a comprehensive overview of some of the content that may appear on the Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500- Present exam itself. Once you've gone over all lessons and practice quizzes in this chapter, you can take the cumulative chapter exam to determine how well you understand the material and gain familiarity with the multiple-choice format of the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 20: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Changing Political Climates
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Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

1. Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

After the British lost the American colonies forever in the revolution, they worked to avoid the same mistake by giving their remaining colonies greater freedom. However, it didn't always work out that way - especially closer to home.

Changes in Africa After World War II

2. Changes in Africa After World War II

In this lesson, we will examine changes in Africa following World War II. We will discover what factors led to decolonization in the wake of World War II, and we will highlight the central themes surrounding African independence movements.

Jomo Kenyatta: Biography & Facts

3. Jomo Kenyatta: Biography & Facts

Jomo Kenyatta is one of the most important figures in modern Kenyan history. In this lesson we are going to look at his life and legacy as a Kenyan leader.

Life in Africa after Independence

4. Life in Africa after Independence

In this lesson, we will learn about African independence in the aftermath of World War II. We'll explore key figures, examine the factors that resulted in African independence, and highlight major events and developments.

Life in the Modern Middle East

5. Life in the Modern Middle East

Societies in the Middle East have developed along very different paths, even in the past 100 years. This lesson takes a look at how Turkey, Israel, and Lebanon developed into the states they are today.

Understanding the Yom Kippur War of 1973

6. Understanding the Yom Kippur War of 1973

After a failed attempt to destroy Israel in 1967, Egypt and Syria tried again in 1973, hoping to regain land they had lost. Despite a surprise attack on Yom Kippur and initial Arab successes, Israel withstood the invasion.

Causes, Timeline & Effects of the Suez Crisis

7. Causes, Timeline & Effects of the Suez Crisis

In 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Nasser seized the Suez Canal from its French and British owners, sparking an invasion by those Western nations and their ally, Israel. The Suez Crisis became a Cold War confrontation and a test of the United Nations.

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