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Ch 16: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: WWII History

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Give yourself the chance to pick up new information or review information you already know on the history of WWII. We have created this chapter specifically designed to help you get ready for the Virginia SOL- World History & Geography 1500-Present exam.

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

Discover the details of WWII and test the knowledge you already have by using the lessons in this chapter. By studying the information in this chapter, you will help yourself prepare for the Virginia SOL- World History & Geography 1500-Present exam. We will help you cover the following topics:

  • The start of WWII
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Roosevelt and Truman
  • Election of 1940
  • Eisenhower's foreign policy in Southeast Asia
  • General Douglas MacArthur
  • George C. Marshall
  • Hitler's Third Reich

The lessons in this chapter are specifically designed to help you meet your goals of preparing for the Virginia SOL- World History & Geography 1500-Present exam. Whether you watch the video lessons or read the lesson transcripts, you have the option to study in a way that is most comfortable to you. These lessons are taught by professional and knowledgeable instructors who want to see you succeed.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: WWII History
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World War II: The Start of the Second World War

1. 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 Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

2. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack against Allied possessions in the Pacific, including the American military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After decades of conflict between the two nations, the U.S. declared war.

Roosevelt & Truman: Beginning American Involvement in Indochina

3. Roosevelt & Truman: Beginning American Involvement in Indochina

The question over the future of Indochina led to discussion, action and conflict. Learn about President Roosevelt's plan, the nationalist crusade, President Truman's reaction and the impending war in this video lesson.

Domestic Politics During World War II: The Election of 1940

4. Domestic Politics During World War II: The Election of 1940

The rest of the world was already fighting World War II, but the United States had a decision to make: should the nation stay out of it or try to save the day? Learn about this decision and more in this lesson.

Eisenhower's Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia in the 1950s

5. Eisenhower's Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia in the 1950s

President Dwight D. Eisenhower entered office during a peak period of the Cold War. Learn about Eisenhower's goals in Southeast Asia, including his use of Containment, collective security and concealed tactics.

General Douglas MacArthur: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

6. General Douglas MacArthur: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

In this lesson we'll be looking at the infamous General Douglas MacArthur. We'll go through his biography, explore some distinguishing facts in his career, and tally up his accomplishments. Following this, you can test your knowledge with a quiz!

George C. Marshall: WW2, Biography & Quotes

7. George C. Marshall: WW2, Biography & Quotes

George C. Marshall was the U.S. Army Chief of Staff during World War II, and Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under President Truman. He promoted the Marshall Plan to rebuild post-war Europe, and in 1953 won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

8. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.

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