Unit 7 Test: America Emerges As A Modern Nation (Progressivism & Imperialism)

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Unit 7 Test:  America Emerges As A Modern Nation (Progressivism & Imperialism)

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  • 1. 
    The explosion of the USS Maine and the practice of yellow journalism played a significant role in the...
    • A. 

      Public's support for the Spanish-American War

    • B. 

      Creation of the Open Door Policy

    • C. 

      Acquisitions of Florida

    • D. 

      Purchasing Alaska

    • E. 

      Teller Amendment

  • 2. 
    Check the three Progressive Presidents.
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      William Howard Taft

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • E. 

      William Jennings Bryan

  • 3. 
    During World War I, what was President Wilson's purpose in outlining the Fourteen Points?
    • A. 

      Asking Congress for additional funding for the war effort

    • B. 

      Suggesting a peace plan to prevent future wars

    • C. 

      Proposing war crime trials for leaders of enemy nations

    • D. 

      Calling for military alliances against aggressor nations

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best summarizes the contents of the Zimmerman telegram, which was intercepted in 1917?
    • A. 

      Germany offered Mexico a chance to regain the land it had lost in the Mexican Cession, if Mexico attacked the United States and helped prevent the US from assisting the Allies

    • B. 

      A British spy alerted the world to the existence of mass extermination camps in German held territories

    • C. 

      The United States assured the British that it would join the war in Europe if the war were to continue for another year

    • D. 

      The owner of the Boston Red Sox revealed a plan to sell star player Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for large amounts of money

    • E. 

      The United State's senator promised pro-temperance organization that a constitutional amendment imposing prohibition would soon be passed

  • 5. 
    Which factor was the basis of the United States opposition to the League of Nations after World War I?
    • A. 

      Rejection by President Woodrow Wilson

    • B. 

      Fear of becoming involved in another European War

    • C. 

      High financial cost of membership

    • D. 

      Concern over communist control of international organizations

  • 6. 
    Maintaining trading opportunities in China for the United States business was the primary purpose of...
    • A. 

      The Open Door Policy

    • B. 

      The Roosevelt Corollary

    • C. 

      The Gentlemen's Agreement

    • D. 

      Dollar Doplomacy

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements about the Treaty of Versailles is true?
    • A. 

      The United States Senate rejected it because it treated Germany too leniently

    • B. 

      The United States Senate rejected it because it required increase American involvment in European affairs

    • C. 

      The United States Senate approved it, with reservation concerning the division of Eastern Europe

    • D. 

      The United States Senate approved it without reservations

    • E. 

      It was never voted on by the United States Sentate

  • 8. 
    All of the following increased government power during World War I EXCEPT the…
    • A. 

      War Industries Board

    • B. 

      Dawes Plan

    • C. 

      Food Administration

    • D. 

      Espionage Act

  • 9. 
    Why did construction of the Panama Canal become more important to the United States after the Spanish-American War?
    • A. 

      Congress realized that the key threat to national security came from South America.

    • B. 

      Great Britain had plans to purchase the canal zone and colonize the territory.

    • C. 

      Spain had regained control of its former colonies near the canal route.

    • D. 

      The navy needed a faster way to move ships between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

  • 10. 
    In 1906, the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act were passed in an attempt to…
    • A. 

      Ensure the safety of American consumers

    • B. 

      Establish price controls on the cattle industry

    • C. 

      Limit the power of Congress

    • D. 

      Give big business greater control over the economy

  • 11. 
    Which statement best summarizes the perspective of President Theodore Roosevelt concerning natural resources?
    • A. 

      Decisions about conservation are best left to the states.

    • B. 

      Corporations can be trusted to use natural resources wisely.

    • C. 

      The federal government must protect the nation’s lands from exploitation.

    • D. 

      The free market should set the value of the nation’s natural resources.

  • 12. 
    Check the FOUR goals of Progressivism.
    • A. 

      Moral Improvement

    • B. 

      Temperance

    • C. 

      Social Welfare

    • D. 

      Muckraking

    • E. 

      Economic Reform

    • F. 

      Fostering Efficiency

    • G. 

      Secret Service

    • H. 

      Governmental Improvement

  • 13. 
    Which book was responsible for prompting the investigation illustrated in this cartoon?
    • A. 

      The Octopus by Frank Norris

    • B. 

      The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    • C. 

      The Same of the Cities by Lincoln Steffens

    • D. 

      How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis

  • 14. 
    The 1898 headlines are best understood as an example of…
    • A. 

      Political Advertising

    • B. 

      Public Opinion Polling

    • C. 

      Yellow Journalism

    • D. 

      Isolationist Policies

  • 15. 
    Which of the following reasons created the spark that started the Great World War?
    • A. 

      European alliances

    • B. 

      American imperialism

    • C. 

      The growth of military power

    • D. 

      The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    • E. 

      Germany unrestricted U-Boat warfare

  • 16. 
    The “clear and present danger” ruling in the Supreme Court case Schenck v. United States (1919) confirmed the idea that...
    • A. 

      Racism in the United States is illegal

    • B. 

      Prayer in public schools is unconstitutional

    • C. 

      Interstate commerce can be regulated by state governments

    • D. 

      Constitutional rights are not absolute

  • 17. 
    One major result of the Spanish-American War was that the United States...
    • A. 

      Formed an alliance with England

    • B. 

      Gained recognition as a world power

    • C. 

      Repealed the Monroe Doctrine

    • D. 

      Decreased the size of its navy

  • 18. 
    During the Progressive Era, direct primary elections were adopted to...
    • A. 

      Raise additional campaign funds for candidates

    • B. 

      Increase the power of voters in the political process

    • C. 

      Strengthen the role of political machines

    • D. 

      Expand the power of the federal government

  • 19. 
    Which heading best completes the partial outline below? I. _________________________________ A. The United States claims the Hawaiian Islands. B. Puerto Rico becomes a United States territory. C. The United States fights an insurrection in the Philippine Islands. D. The United States Senate ratifies the Panama Canal treaty.
    • A. 

      Rise of American Imperialism

    • B. 

      Causes of World War I

    • C. 

      Enforcement of the Monroe Doctrine

    • D. 

      Trade Expansion in East Asia

  • 20. 
    Based on the map, which region of the United States demonstrated the most support for complete voting rights for women before 1919?
    • A. 

      New England

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      Midwest

  • 21. 
    Upton Sinclair, Ida M. Tarbell, and Lincoln Steffens were considered muckrakers because they...
    • A. 

      Opposed railroad monopolies

    • B. 

      Criticized the growing power of labor unions

    • C. 

      Raised concerns about the negative effects of industrialization

    • D. 

      supported the need for reforms in education

  • 22. 
    One reason Jacob Riis published many photographs similar to this was to...
    • A. 

      Disprove claims of yellow journalists

    • B. 

      Encourage government assistance for poor farmers

    • C. 

      Promote the use of child labor

    • D. 

      Increase public concern over tenement conditions

  • 23. 
    The United States Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States (1919) ruled that freedom of speech may be limited during national emergencies when the speech...
    • A. 

      Threatens the principle of States rights

    • B. 

      conflicts with national economic policies

    • C. 

      interferes with a presidential campaign

    • D. 

      Presents a clear and present danger to the nation

  • 24. 
    What was the purpose of states adopting initiative, referendum, and recall during the Progressive Era?
    • A. 

      Supporting new political parties

    • B. 

      increasing the power of voters over the political process

    • C. 

      reestablishing property qualifications for voting

    • D. 

      Extending voting rights to immigrants

  • 25. 
    Using the map which countries were the major players for the Allies during the Great War?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      Austria-Hungary

    • F. 

      Africa

    • G. 

      Egypt

  • 26. 
    What were the MAIN causes of World War I.  *Check all that apply*
    • A. 

      Alliances

    • B. 

      Militarism

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

    • E. 

      Assassination

    • F. 

      Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

    • G. 

      Sinking of the USS Maine

    • H. 

      Yellow Journalism