Ch 17: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: WWII Resolution & Impact

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Use the video lessons in this chapter to learn important facts about the resolution and impact of World War II. Each point discussed here may be included in questions on the Virginia SOL Exam on World History & Geography 1500-Present.

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

The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam covering history and geography from 1500 to the present will include numerous questions assessing you on the resolution and impact of World War II. To prepare for these questions, watch the video lessons you'll find included in this chapter. The lessons will go over different subtopics you'll need to know for the exam, such as:

  • The Pacific Ocean Theater
  • Emperor Hirohito
  • The D-Day invasion
  • The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Winston Churchill
  • The Holocaust
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Once you've finished all of the video lessons, you can test your understanding of these topics by going over the practice quizzes also included in the chapter. If you can do well on the practice quizzes, you'll have a much better shot at doing well on this part of the actual exam!

13 Lessons in Chapter 17: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: WWII Resolution & Impact
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The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

1. The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered WWII. Watch this video to learn about some of the key battles, as well as the general nature, of the Pacific theater of the war.

Emperor Hirohito: Reign & Role in WWII

2. Emperor Hirohito: Reign & Role in WWII

In this lesson, we will examine the life of Japanese Emperor, Hirohito. We will highlight key accomplishments throughout his lifetime, and focus on the role he played during World War II.

Hideki Tojo in WW2: Biography, Quotes, Facts & Death

3. Hideki Tojo in WW2: Biography, Quotes, Facts & Death

Hideki Tojo held various positions in the Japanese military, but is best known for his actions as Prime Minister of Japan during World War II. He believed firmly in a strong role for Japan in world affairs, demonstrated by his authorization of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

4. The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany

Operation Overlord, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, began with the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, with Hitler's last stand taking place at the Battle of the Bulge. Learn about these and other events that contributed to the end of Nazi Germany.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

5. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII

As America and its WWII allies considered invading Japan, the Manhattan Project successfully developed an atomic weapon. Its use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, precipitated VJ Day, the end of the Pacific war, on August 14, 1945.

Who Was Winston Churchill? - Biography, Facts & Speeches

6. Who Was Winston Churchill? - Biography, Facts & Speeches

Winston Churchill was one of the greatest statesmen and leaders of the 20th Century. His heroic leadership and oratory as Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II is legendary. Churchill helped England and the world stay strong against almost insurmountable odds.

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

7. Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

In this lesson, we will explore the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt. See how she changed the role of First Lady through her active participation in American politics and avocation for human rights.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

8. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most important documents in the modern world. Explore how and why it was created, as well as its significance. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany

9. 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.

Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

10. Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

This lesson will explain the tragedy of ethnic cleansing. In doing so, it will highlight examples from the 1990s, the Holocaust, the Spanish Inquisition, and even the ancient world.

Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

11. Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

In this lesson, we explore the growth of international organizations since the 1990s, especially the proliferation of trade deals and the expanding reach of existing organizations like the UN, NATO, and the EU.

WWII Aftermath & the Creation of the United Nations

12. WWII Aftermath & the Creation of the United Nations

In this lesson, we will look at the aftermath of the Second World War and the formation of the United Nations. We will identify why the United Nations was created and explore the organization's function and structure in the post-war world.

The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

13. The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

In this lesson, we explore the foreign policy of the U.S. and Western Europe directly after WWII. We will look at its theory of containment regarding communism, and the birth of NATO.

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