World History A


In 1950 the South African government passed laws segregating black Africans from white Africans. This system of legalized racism is known as apartheid. Opposition and resistance to apartheid came from leaders within South Africa, such as Nelson Mandela. Mandela, head of the African National Congress, was imprisoned for 27 years because of his protests. Following his release, Mandela led negotiations to transform the South African government into one based on equality. In 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically elected black president.

Looking Ahead to AP Euro...

What will they want you to know next year?

  1. Explain state-based economic developments following World War II and the responses to these developments.


Lesson 1: South and Southeast Asia

India Divided
 The New India
 Pakistan and Bangladesh
Southeast Asia
 Indonesia and Myanmar
 Vietnam and Cambodia
 The Philippines
 Women in South and Southeast Asia

Lesson 2: The Middle East

The Mideast Crisis
 The Palestine Mandate
 Nasser and Pan-Arabism
 The Arab-Israeli Dispute
Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan
 The Iranian Revolution
 The Iran-Iraq War
 The Persian Gulf War
 Afghanistan and the Taliban
Society and Culture

Lesson 3: Africa

Independence and New Nations
 South Africa and Apartheid
 The Pan-Africa Movement
 The Cold War in Africa
 Economic and Political Challenges
 Nationalist Conflicts
 The End of Apartheid
Society and Culture

Lesson 4: Latin America

General Trends in Latin America
 A Move Toward Democracy
Mexico and the Caribbean
 The Cuban Revolution
Central America
 EI Salvador
South America
Latin American Society and Culture


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