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the main purpose of patronage is to increase government efficiency
false
american iperialsim grew as a result of the need for foreign markets
true
plains farmers favored bimetalism because it would lower the cost of seed
false
the open door policy was meant to give chinese territory to the US
false
compared to today, a much higher percentage of eligible voters went to the polls
true
the populist movement was a major factor in encouraging american imperialism
false
theodore roosevelt believed the US should induce its world commitments and concentrate instead on `domestic reform
false
the granger laws regulated railroad and warehouse rates
true
the US acquired hawaii as a result of the spanish american war
false
most progressive reformers were middle and upper class citizens
true
the progressives were very successful in removing political bosses from power
false
an insurgent movement arose against taft when he failed to reduce the tariff
true
the new freedom program was used to attack trusts, tariffs, and high finance
true
progressive reform efforts were focused on helping farmers first, then urban areas
false
as a general rule, progressive reformers opposed placing governmental power in the hands of non partisan, nonelective officials
false
the clayton act significantly increased the power of the justice department to initiate antitrust lawsuits
false
roosevelt opposed the pure food and drug act because it interferred with the laissezfaire rights of business
false
roosevelt called for more effort to break up big business combination than did wilson
false
british blcokade of germany during WWI caused the US to threaten war
false
WWI accelerated the migration of african americans to the north
true
russia, france, and italy all lost land in WWI
false
germany discourages austria from going to war w/ serbia
false
the alliance system was originally designed to prevent war
true
the espionage and sedition acts forced the repeal of the first amendment
false
during WWI women moved into jobs that had been held exclusively by men
true
the ludlow massacre, german officers killed several hundred russan POW's suspected of being communists
false
government actions during WWI resulted in a significant increase in labor union membership between 1917 and 1919
true
during the 1920's national politics were dominated by the repubs
true
the school drop out rate increased during the 1920's
false
as a result of the crash and a severe drought farm prices increased
false
hoover tried to end the depression by lowering import duties
false
the collapse of the american economic system led to a world wide depression
true
the primary goal of most reform movements during the depression was a farer distribution of the nation's wealth
true
after the crash hoover closed the nation's banks
false
H.L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis were among the authors whose writings were critical of the dominant middle class values of the 1920's
true
one cause of the great depression was too much government intervention in the economy
false
during the 1920's union membership increased greatly
false
both fascism and communism are totalitarian philosophies
true
american tariff policy in the 1920's was designed to encourage trade that would allow european nations to pay their war debts
false
labor union membership declined during WWII
false
president roosevelt circumvented the provisions of the neutrality acts by trading american destroyers to britain
true
the hoover administration supported the japanese conquest of manchuria
false
during the first few months following american entry into WWII national opinion was sharply divided about the war
false
to finance the war the US government raised income taxes
true
the battle of the bulge marked the allies first land battle victory
false
during WWII the government took over many industries and strictly limited the profits of others
false
gerald ford vetoed more than 50 pieces of legislation in two years
true
carter's inability to solve inflation was a key factor in his defeat to reagan
true
the major accomplishment of the persian gulf wawr was to depose saddam hussein
false
carter oppoesd the treaty transferring control of the panama canal to panama
false
although reagan won a convincing victory in 1980 the republic party made no significant gains in congress
false
the rapid population growth in the sunbelt tended to strengthen conservative antigvoernment political viewpoint
true
the original division of korea was set up by the US and the USSR
true
beatnik rebelled against conformity and traditonal social practices
true
joseph mccarthy was a republican
true
trumans fair deal aimed to reduce the size of government
false
one result of sputnik ws that american schools gave increased emphasis to math and science
true
television failed to attract significant interest from commercial advertisers until the late 1960's
false
the rate of population growth declined in the 1950's
false
family farms were important cornerstones of post WWII economic growth
false
the interstate highway act accelerated suburban growth
true
during the 1950's the proportion of married women who were employed dclined
false
according to kynesian economics government should cut federal budget to combat recession
false
the purpose of the euqal rights amendment was to guarantee equal rights for all racial groups
false
one major goal fo the great society was to end poverty in the US
true
decisions of the warren court wer praised by conservatives
false
kennedy lacked a social mandate to push his proposals through congress
true
the immigrations act of 1965 limited immigration with quotas based on nationality
false
members of the counter culture were mostly white middle class college youths
true
despite johnson's war on poverty the rate of poverty actually increased in teh 1960's
false
freedom summer efforts and teh selma march concentrated on voting rights
true
the stonewall riot is associated with homosexual anger at police harassment
true