Ch 14: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: WWI

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If you want to learn more about World War I, you can go through these video lessons for overviews of major topics related to the war. This information might be included on the Virginia SOL Exam on World History & Geography 1500-Present.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: WWI- Chapter Summary

The First World War is one of the most significance events in recent history, so it's probably no surprise that you'll encounter questions about it on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam covering history and geography from 1500 to the present. The lessons that you can find in this particular chapter will be extremely helpful in improving your understanding of topics related to the War that you might encounter on the exam. You'll learn about specific topics such as:

  • Causes of the Great War
  • The role of the United States in WWI
  • Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II
  • The Peace of Paris
  • Revolution in Russia
  • The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations

The chapter includes practice quizzes you can use to test your understanding of all of these topics. Once you've finished going over the chapter, you'll be much better prepared for questions on this topic that you'll encounter on the actual Virginia SOL Exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: WWI
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

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

3. 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.

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany: Biography & Participation in WWI

4. Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany: Biography & Participation in WWI

In this lesson we will learn about Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. We will explore his life and his historical contributions, specifically related to his involvement in World War I.

The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

5. The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I

In this lesson, we will learn about the end of World War I and the Peace of Paris. We will learn what events transpired to bring about the end of the war and what provisions were laid forth in the Treaty of Versailles.

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

6. 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.

The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

7. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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