HIST 2620 EXAM 2
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In which of the following ways did home-front mobilization transform women's lives during World War I?
Women entered the paid workforce in unprecedented numbers.
The threat of Dominican bankruptcy in 1904 motivated President Theodore Roosevelt to
claim the right to intervene in the internal affairs of Latin American and Caribbean countries.
American "jingoism" was a response to the
late nineteenth-century masculinity crisis.
Wilson's reelection in 1916 can be attributed to
the American public's ambivalence about entering the war.
President McKinley's imperialist agenda was signaled by his declaration of war on Spain and
annexation of the Hawaiian islands.
Which of the following characterizes the intent of Wilson's Fourteen Points?
Equality should be established among the nations.
Who of the following would have argued that women's tendency to prefer peace over war was a basis for denying them the right to vote?
Alfred Thayer Mahan
The Naval Act of 1890 can be interpreted as a fulfillment of the vision of
Alfred Thayer Mahan.
Who prevented the annexation of Hawaii by the United States in 1893?
Who led the Philippine resistance to American occupation at the end of the nineteenth century?
Why did the Senate refuse to ratify the Treaty of Versailles?
The Senate opposed a collective approach to foreign policy.
The Roosevelt Corollary guided President Taft's policies in
hat ended the wild speculation in Florida real estate during the late 1920s?
The Harlem Renaissance would not have occurred were it not for the
Charles Schenck was convicted of espionage in 1919 because he
urged Americans to oppose the military draft during World War I.
J. Edgar Hoover was the first director of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Republican victory in the 1924 presidential election can be attributed to the split within the Democratic Party over
The Sacco and Vanzetti case, like the cases of Charles Schenck and Jacob Abrams, demonstrated a predisposition among native-born Americans to see immigrants as
a threat to the safety and security of the American people.
Why did Marcus Garvey acquire the Black Starline Steamship Company?
He wanted to aid in the migration of African Americans back to Africa and the West Indies.
What did Clifford K. Berryman's cartoon "Juggernaut" of the Teapot Dome scandal in the Washington Evening Star imply?
The scandal was bound to implicate the White House itself.
The corruption scandal that rocked President Warren G. Harding's administration was known as
According to the educator E. P. Cubbery, the work of assimilation included
teaching immigrant children in their native language.
The fact that, by 1929, Americans bought 60 percent of their cars and 80 percent of radios on the installment plan was evidence that
the nation's economic growth was dependent on mass consumption.
Ohio high school teacher John Scopes was put on trial for giving a lecture on the theories of
Francis Townsend's "Cure for Depressions" can be interpreted as the inspiration for the
Social Security Act of 1935.
Communists influenced the public response to the Depression by
organizing protest actions and supporting the labor movement.
The purpose of the National Labor Relations Board was to
protect the right of workers to organize unions.
The fact that the proportion of women in the workforce grew during the 1930s is evidence that
more workers were fired from male-dominated industries.
The 1932 decision by Hoover and Congress to raise income, estate, and corporate taxes on the wealthy to control the federal deficit resulted in
the loss of millions of additional jobs.
The Scottsboro Nine were threatened with lynching because they were accused of
raping white women.
Which of the following New Deal policies would have been acceptable to President Hoover?
Cutting federal employees' salaries and veterans' benefits
Franklin Roosevelt's critics accused him of becoming a European-style dictator after he
tried to increase the number of Supreme Court justices.
Which New Deal program supported the work of writers, artists, and musicians?
Works Progress Administration
Roosevelt's fireside chats reflected his desire to
show Americans that he was working on their behalf.
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was supposed to revitalize the economy by providing an infusion of federal funds to
the banking and railroad industries.
Many Native American tribes rejected the Indian Reorganization Act because
some of its requirements forced them to abandon their traditional practices.
The lack of urgency with which the United States responded to Jewish refugees can be attributed to
anti-Semitism within the government.
How did American schoolchildren aid in the war effort during World War II?
They recycled rubber and scrap metal.
The architect of a proposed march on Washington to protest racial discrimination in 1941 was
A. Philip Randolph.
The America First Committee was designed to
advocate America's continued neutrality in foreign wars.
Tensions between the United States and Japan prior to Pearl Harbor resulted from
Japan's continuing efforts to occupy and control China.
Stalin interpreted his Allies' delay in opening a second front as evidence of their
Congress lifted the Chinese Exclusion Act during World War II
because China was being occupied by Japan.
Which nation suffered the greatest number of casualties as a result of World War II?
The Soviet Union
Which law authorized the president to reorganize federal agencies any way he thought necessary?
The War Powers Act
The decision by Great Britain and France to sign the Munich Accord with Germany was considered an act of
During World War II, the majority of women who entered the wartime workforce were over the age of 35 because younger women
struggled to arrange for child care.
Both the Congress of Racial Equality and the League of United Latin American Citizens organized campaigns that challenged
segregation of public accommodations.