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WEST History: The History of Germany - Chapter Summary
This chapter's lessons are designed to provide a brief but informative education about the early unification of the nation-states that formed Germany and major events in Germany's history during the 19th and 20th centuries. You will study mainly key figures and wars that impacted this country. With a firm grasp of this material, you should be able to demonstrate the following and be prepared to take the WEST History exam:
- Explaining the causes of the Franco-Prussian War that led to the unification of Germany
- Detailing the decisions of the Berlin Conference that affected the colonization of Africa by Germany and other countries
- Describing the events leading up to the Holocaust
- Providing details about Nazi persecution and death camps
- The events of Germany's unification
Easy-to-follow narrative text and illustrations make learning this material engaging and fun. You can take the self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson as often as needed to reinforce what you've learned and to practice taking the actual WEST History exam.
WEST History: The History of Germany Objectives
The WEST History exam is one of nearly 30 endorsement exams used by the state of Washington to assess new and existing teachers for certification purposes. A Basic WEST exam is used to test teachers on fundamental concepts in reading, writing and math. Endorsements can be added to new or current teaching certificates.
The History of Germany chapter can help you with questions found in the second domain of the WEST History exam, which covers world history. This domain accounts for 36% of the entire test. Other domains address U.S. history and social studies concepts. The WEST History exam is computer-based and contains 110 multiple choice questions.
1. The Franco-Prussian War & the Unification of Germany
In this lesson, we will learn about the Franco-Prussian War and the unification of Germany. We will explore how these events helped set the context for French-German conflict in World War I.
2. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose
This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.
3. 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.
4. The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events
In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.
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- WEST History: The Roaring 20s
- WEST History: The Great Depression
- WEST History: The US in World War II
- WEST History: The US & the Cold War
- WEST History: Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
- WEST History: United States During the 1970s
- WEST History: The Presidents of Contemporary America
- WEST History: The Stone Age
- WEST History: The Bronze & Iron Age
- WEST History: Ancient Civilizations
- WEST History: The History of Eastern Europe
- WEST History: The History of China & Japan
- WEST History: Foundations of Religion
- WEST History: Hinduism
- WEST History: Buddhism
- WEST History: Confucianism
- WEST History: Judaism
- WEST History: Christianity
- WEST History: Islam
- WEST History: Ancient Greece
- WEST History: Roman Republic & Empire
- WEST History: Government & Culture in the Middle Ages
- WEST History: The History of France & England
- WEST History: Renaissance & Reformation
- WEST History: The History of Africa
- WEST History: The History of the Americas
- WEST History: Imperialism & Colonization
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- WEST History: The Industrial Revolution & Enlightenment
- WEST History: World War I & II
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