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).
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
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)
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)
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