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The event that caused the outbreak of war in Europe n 1914 was:
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
At the beginning of World War I, President Wilson:
Declared a policy of neutrality
In 1914, the general American reaction to the outbreak of war in Europe was:
Relief that the United States was uninvolved
Many of the young men in the United States who eagerly sought to participate in the Great War perceived it as:
Romantic
President Wilson wanted to keep the United States out of World War I because he:
Believed he might control the peace negotiations
During World War I, Germany attempted to resist the British Blockade of the sea routs to Germany by:
Use of submarines
The shift in American public opinion in favor of an Allied victory in World War I concerned when:
Germany sank the Lusitania
The least pro-Allied of the men close to President Wilson was:
William Jennings Bryan
In dealing with the relations between Mexico and the United States, President Wilson:
Intervened to protect the economic interests in the United States
The Republican candidate for President in 1916 was:
Charles Evans Hughes
Important in creating an atmosphere favorable for the United States’ entry into World War I was:
The Zimmerman note
Important in the United States’ decision to enter World War I was:
The use of un-restricted submarine warfare by Germany
In terms of its effect on the domestic affairs in the United States, World War I resulted in:
Restrictions of freedom of speech
The selective service system implemented by the Wilson administration:
Allowed some young men to avoid military service
According to information collected by the U.S. government, American soldiers who served in World War I:
Were generally poorly educated and unsophisticated
During World War I, American women:
Engaged primarily in support service for male soldiers
When the United States entered World War I, black leader W.E.B. DuBois:
Urged blacks to support war
During World War I, the black soldier:
Was seldom created equally or fairly by the white American soldiers
By the time that the United States decided to enter World War I:
Fighting in western Europe had become a bloody stalemate
American soldiers who participated in World War I:
Except for blacks, served in separate units under American commanders
During World War I, American troops
Helped repel the all-out offensive Germany launched in 1918
In financing American involvement in World War I, the Wilson administration:
Increased taxes and borrowing
One important impact of World War I on American society was:
An increase in federal authority over the economic
In its effort to mobilize the American economy for the war effort during World War I, the Wilson administration:
Used the power of the government to control scarce materials
The labor policy of the Wilson administration during World War I:
Sought to protect and extend the rights of organized labor
During World War I, women in the United States:
Found new employment opportunities
During World War I, social justice progressives in the United States:
Criticized the government’s restriction on freedom of speech
By 1918, those who opposed the women’s suffrage movement
Argued that it would defeminize women
Wilson based his plan for peace among the warring nations on:
The Fourteen Points
President Wilson decided to lead the American delegation negotiations in Paris in 1918 because he:
Believed that only he could bring peace to the world
Most historians consider Wilson’s decision to exclude Henry Cabot Lodge from the negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to have been
A political mistake
In comparison with the European leaders at the Paris Peace Conference, President Wilson can be characterized as more:
Idealistic
The women who organized the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom:
Predicted that the peace settlement would result in the spread of hatred among nations
The Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I:
Failed to obtain approval from the United States Senate
An important legacy of World War I for American society was that it :
Stimulated pride and patriotism
Prior to 1915, the United States government restricted American investors from making loans to belligerent countries. Belligerent means that a country:
Is at war with another country
Many historians consider it ironic that the election of 1916 the Democrats used a slogan implying that Wilson had kept the United States out war because:
Soon after the election he asked for a declaration of war against Germany
As far as relations between the races were concerned, during World War I the American government indicated that it did not intend to change the status quo. This implied that the government meant to:
Maintain segregated military units
In an attempt to deal with the problem of venereal disease among American soldiers, progressive social reformers suggested the use of prophylaxis. Prophylaxis is
A preventative
Many historians consider Woodrow Wilson to have been more naïve than European leaders at the end of World War I. Naïve implies that Wilson:
Had a somewhat simplistic view of world affairs
In his dealings with the Latin American countries, President Wilson essentially reversed the policies that Theodore Roosevelt had applied to those countries.
False
Throughout his administration, President Wilson steadfastly adhered to the principles of the New Freedom that he had enunciated during the campaign of 1912.
False
In January 1917, the German government attempted to get the United States to help negotiate a peace settlement with its enemies.
False
After the United States decided to enter World War I, most Americans enthusiastically supported the war effort.
True
During World War I, the Selective Service Act was applied without discrimination to blacks and whites alike.
False
Black American soldiers assigned to the French Army during World War I fought well.
True
With the exception of black women, World War I offered improved opportunities for most minority groups in the United States.
False
World War I negatively impacted the fight to achieve suffrage for women.
False
During the peace negotiations in Paris at the end of World War I, President Wilson convinced the European leaders to adhere to all the major provisions of his Fourteen Points.
False
World War I proved to be both a triumph and a tragedy for the American people because it provided greater opportunity for many disadvantaged groups, but in many cases, these opportunities proved only temporary.
True
For blacks like the Parker family, World War I provided:
New opportunities in the north
In the 1920s, the enthusiasm for social progress of the war years
Evaporated
The tensions and hostilities evident in the United States during the 1920s can be partially explained by:
The fear among native-born Americans that foreigners were destroying the American way of life.
The “red scare” during the 1920s refers to
American fears of communist influence in the United States
The strikes that occurred in the United States during the 1919 indicated that most American workers
Wanted higher wages
Public reaction to the series of strikes that occurred in the United States during 1919 tended to:
Blame the communists for the unrest
During the “red scare” of 1919, the Attorney General of the United States:
Violated the rights of many Americans suspected of being communists
During the Twenties, the Klu Klux Klan
Stressed religious as well as racial nativism
The outcome of the Sacco-Vanzetti case indicated:
An unreasoned fear of foreigners and radicals
During the 1920s, in the United States,:
The American diet improved
An important change in the lifestyle of the American people during the 1920s was brought about by:
Improved bathroom facilities
During the 1920s, business in the United States:
Saw the emergence of a new kind of manager
In economic terms, the period of the 1920s in the United States could be characterized:
A second industrial revolution