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IB History of the Americas -- Review for Paper 3 of the IB exam 

There are 25 questions on Paper 3, and you have 2 1/2 hours to answer any three (3) of those 25 questions.

Thorough preparation for 5-6 of the IB topics should prepare the student for success on the exam.


To do well on Paper 3 of the IB exam, you will need to review!

In addition to review sessions at school, you will want to read/review the texts that we used in class last year on the IB topics. You can also use other sources to help you review, including the web sites listed below.

Recommended Topics (see below):


The Mexican Revolution and the United States: this is a KEY topic...be sure to review before the exam!

Click here to see a timeline of the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath (1910-1946)

Click here for the key components of the Mexican Revolution

Click here to read the Mexican Constitution of 1917 (focus on Articles 3, 27, and 123).

Review questions:


The Great Depression in the Americas

The Stock market crash and the Great Depression

Depression causes, FDR, start of the New Deal

Critics of the New Deal, the 2nd New Deal, the results of the New Deal

Good biography of FDR, including the New Deal

Click here for Canada during the Great Depression

Click here for Argentina during the Great Depression

Review questions:


The History of Argentina in the 20th century

Latin American politics in the first half of the 20th century

An outline of things to review for Argentina

Argentina from 1800s - 1914

Argentina from 1915 - 1944

Juan Perón and Peronism

See the chapter on Argentina in the book Modern Latin America (Skidmore and Smith)

 Review questions:


The US Civil War (causes, events, results)

Read/review chapters 14, 15, and 16 in The American People

Click below for the power point reviews for:
Chapter 14 (causes of the war)
Chapter 15 (events during the war)
Chapter 16 (Reconstruction)

Click here for A Civil War review/summary

Click here for the Reconstruction review (click here for another one).
Click here for the Civil Rights IB review.

Abraham Lincoln (there are often questions on him, his major speeches, his views on slavery, etc.)

Lincoln's speeches (focus on the inaugural addresses, Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address)

Review questions:


US Foreign Policy / The Spanish American War

Click here for the IHS / IB review notes on US Foreign Policy

Click here for a great site on US foreign policy, imperialism, Spanish American War, etc.

US intervention in Cuba