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World War I

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What event is said to have started World War I?
  1. The invasion of Russia.
  2. The bombing of the Lusitania.
  3. The shooting of Archduke Ferdinand.
At the beginning of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson followed a traditional United States foreign policy by
  1. sending troops to aid Great Britain
  2. declaring American neutrality
  3. requesting an immediate declaration of war against the aggressors
A major reason for the isolationist trend in the United States following World War I was
  1. the public's desire to end most trade with other nations
  2. the failure of the United States to gain new territory
  3. a disillusionment over the outcomes of the war
Which situation was the immediate cause of the United States' entry into World War I in 1917?
  1. The Maine was blown up in Havana Harbor
  2. Nazi tyranny threatened Western Democracy
  3. German submarines sank United States merchant ships
The                 stated that if war should break out between Germany and the U.S, Mexico would be urged to side with Germany and to attack the U.S.
  1. Hindenburg Note
  2. Zimmerman Note
  3. German Note
In May 1915, a German submarine torpedoed without warning a British passenger liner called:
  1. Lindbergh
  2. La Inglesa
  3. Lusitania
President Woodrow Wilson's statement "The world must be made safe for democracy" was made to justify his decision to
  1. end United States imperialism in Latin America
  2. support tariff reform
  3. ask Congress to declare war against Germany
During World War I, many American women helped gain support for the suffrage movement by
  1. protesting against the war
  2. joining the military service
  3. working in wartime industries
After World War I, the opposition of some Members of Congress to the Versailles Treaty was based largely on the idea that the Treaty
  1. did not punish the Central Powers harshly enough
  2. did not give the United States an important role in world affairs
  3. would require the United States to join the League of Nations and might result in a loss of United States sovereignty
What did Warren Harding mean when he said "a return to normalcy?"
  1. Nothing would return back to normal
  2. Everything would change drastically
  3. Life would return to the way it was before WWI.
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