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Ch 19-20 Study Guide


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Causes of WWI?
Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism, Alliance System
Where did the assassination that triggered WWI occur?
Sarajevo, Capital of Bosnia
What did the British blockade cause in Germany?
Caused 750,000 Germans to starve to death.
How did the U.S. overcome the threat of German U-boats?
Used convoys to get merchant ships across the ocean.
What were men required to do as a result of the Selective Service Act?
Register with the government in order to be randomly selected for military service.
Which weapons of mechanized warfare were introduced in WWI?
Tanks, and airplanes.
Which nations suffered the fewest casualties during WWI?
The U.S, Italy, and Turkey.
Who rejected Wilson's "Fourteen Points" peace plan?
What reasons did Senators give for opposing U.S. membership in the League of Nations?
It would interfere with free trade agreements.
Who were Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and what were they charged, and why were they convicted?
They were 2 foreigners thrown into jail, their charges were robbery and murder, and they were convicted because they were a foreigner.
To expand its membership, the Ku Klux Klan did not except?
Anybody but whites.
The immigration policies of the 1920's limited immigration from all of the following countries except?
Those in the Western Hemisphere.
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer believed that he needed to protect the American people from what threat?
During the 1920's, what happened to the union membership?
It doubled during the war, and declines after the war.
The first practical peacetime use of airplanes was for what reasons?
Mail carrying service for the U.S. post office.
What was the main factor causing urban sprawl in the 1920's?
The automobile.
Details of the Teapot Dome scandal...
The government set aside oil-rich public lands at Teapot dome for use by the U.S. Navy.
Reason(s) for the Fordney-McCumber Tariff?
Protected U.S. businesses from foreign competition.
To protect their own interests, employers often accused striking workers of being?
What nations were members of the "Big Four"?
The U.S, France, Great Britain, and Italy.

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