US History midterm review Answers

US History
Mid-Term Exam Review 2013
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Fill in the blanks provided with the best possible answer. Refer to notes and text. This is focused on
chapter 11 & 12 in your class texts.
1. In terms of international trade and finance, the United States emerged from World War 1 as a
leading creditor nation.
2. The Dawes plan was criticized in Europe because it helped Germany repay reparations from
World War 1.
3. Between World War 1 and World War 2, most Americans believed that the United States should
follow a foreign policy that emphasized principles of neutrality and isolation.
4. After World War 1, the opposition of some members of Congress to the Treaty of Versailles was
based largely on the idea that the treaty would require the United States to join the League of
Nations and might result in a loss of United States sovereignty.
5. Public disregard for Prohibition and for laws prohibiting gambling showed that attempts to
illustrate public morality may be met with strong resistance.
6. Name reasons as to why the US entered World War 1 (consider other countries such as
Germany, France, and United Kingdom)
to protect its economic interests
To stop attacks on its warships
To limit the spread of communism in Europe
To punish Germany for war crimes
7. During the 1920’s the prevailing view of the government and its proper role in the Unites States
was to interfere as little as possible.
8. Because of the following quote, United States decided to enter World War 1 in 1917.
9. In the 1920’s, the Sacco and Vanzetti case, the Red Scare, and the activities of the Ku Klux Klan
all represented threats to civil liberties.
10. The passage of the Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1937 indicated that the United States wanted to
isolate itself from conflicts in Europe and Asia.
11. In 1920, when presidential candidate Warren G. Harding called for “a return to normalcy”, he
was advocating the policy to reduce international involvement and have less government
regulation of businesses.
12. Some people have argued one of the causes of the Great Depression was that Europeans could
not buy goods from Americans because Europeans could not sell goods in the American market.
This could be the case due to Americas high protective tariffs.
13. The Republican presidents of the 1920s generally followed a foreign policy based on
14. The Red Scare and the decision of the Supreme Court in Schenck vs. United States yielded the
conclusion that civil rights are sometimes compromised by the public’s fear of radical political
15. Avoiding involvement in foreign conflicts was an important goal of the United States foreign
policy in the 1920’s.
16. During World War 1 President Woodrow Wilson’s administration used the Espionage Act (1917)
and the Sedition Act (1918) to silence critics of the war effort.
17. Pursuing isolationism as a means of avoiding involvement in a foreign war was the emphasis of
United States foreign policy
18. The Neutrality Acts of the 1930’s was primarily designed to avoid the kinds of foreign policy
decisions that led to the United States’ entry into World War 1.
19. America fell into a recession because Europe reduced its purchases of American goods.
20. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s can best be described as a period of great achievement
by African American writers, artists, and performers
21. Because the United States wished to restrict the flow of immigrants it passed the immigration
acts of 1921 and 1924.
22. The large number of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe contributed most to the
growth of nativist attitudes in the United States in the years immediately following the World
War 1.
23. In order to improve the relationships between United States and Latin America, President
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s created the Good Neighbor policy.
24. The main factors of the major causes of the Red Scare and the Palmer Raids were the Bolshevik
Revolution of 1917 in Russia and workers’ strikes in the United States.
25. W.E.B Du Bois believed that African Americans should attempt to gain equality in the United
States by demanding full and immediate participation in American Society.
26. The boom period in the 1920s was different than earlier boom periods because consumer goods
were central to the boom, as opposed to industrial goods.
27. These two people philosophies differed as to the best way that African Americans could
effectively achieve equality: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Bois
28. The War Industries Board, the War Labor Board, and the Food Administration were all created
as part of the United States war effort for government to be more involved in directing the
29. A disillusionment with the results of World War 1 was a factor contributing to the policy of