Americans and the Great War, 1914-1919
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A question pack on the great war from an American perspective.
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In order to pursue his goal of using American influence overseas only when it was a moral imperative, Wilson put which man in the position of Secretary of State?
William Jennings Bryan
Why was the German use of the unterseeboot considered to defy international law?
because other countries did not have similar technology
because they refused to warn their targets before firing
because they constituted cruel and unusual methods
because no international consensus existed to employ submarine technology
To what extent were Woodrow Wilson’s actual foreign policy decisions consistent with his foreign policy philosophy or vision?
Which of the following was not enacted in order to secure men and materials for the war effort?
the Food Administration
the Selective Service Act
the War Industries Board
the Sedition Act
What of the following was not used to control American dissent against the war effort?
National Civil Liberties Bureau
How did the government work to ensure unity on the home front, and why did Wilson feel that this was so important?
Why did the war not increase overall prosperity?
because inflation made the cost of living higher
because wages were lowered due to the war effort
because workers had no bargaining power due to the “no-strike pledge”
because women and African American men were paid less for the same work
Which of the following did not influence the eventual passage of the Nineteenth Amendment?
women’s contributions to the war effort
the dramatic tactics and harsh treatment of radical suffragists
the passage of the Volstead Act
the arguments of President Wilson’s daughter
Why was prohibition’s success short-lived?
What was Article X in the Treaty of Versailles?
the “war guilt clause” that France required
the agreement that all nations in the League of Nations would be rendered equal
the Allies’ division of Germany’s holdings in Asia
the refusal to allow Bolshevik Russia membership in the League of Nations
Which of the following was not included in the Treaty of Versailles?
extensive German reparations to be paid to the Allies
a curtailment of German immigration to Allied nations
France’s acquisition of disputed territory along the French-German border
a mandate for Germany to accept responsibility for the war publicly
What barriers did Wilson face in his efforts to ratify the Treaty of Versailles? What objections did those opposed to the treaty voice?
Which of the following was not a destabilizing factor immediately following the end of the war?
a flu pandemic
a women’s liberation movemen
high inflation and economic uncertainty
What was the inciting event that led to the Chicago Race Riot of 1919?
a strike at a local factory
a protest march of black activists
the murder of a black boy who swam too close to a white beach
the assault of a white man on a streetcar by black youths
How did postwar conditions explain Warren Harding’s landslide victory in the 1920 presidential election?
Why was preparation crucial to ensuring U.S. victory in World War I?
Why was the peace process at the war’s end so lengthy? What complications did Wilson encounter in his attempts to promote the process and realize his postwar vision?
What changes did the war bring to the everyday lives of Americans? How lasting were these changes?
What role did propaganda play in World War I? How might the absence of propaganda have changed the circumstances or the outcome of the war?
What new opportunities did the war present for women and African Americans? What limitations did these groups continue to face in spite of these opportunities?