The sample paper on familiarizes the reader with the topic-related facts, theories and approaches. Scroll down to read the entire paper. Lesson 8 By 1900s the meaning of American identity at home excluded more people than previously Progressive reformers were primarily concerned with making democratic capitalism work better American women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries found that the settlement house movement was a good place to use their talents to help society Progressives launched the social purity movement to attack prostitution and other vices Progressives justified segregation on the grounds that it provided for a more stable society
As a reform governor of California from 1911 to 1917, Hiram Johnson supported the initiative, referendum, and recall The Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire illustrated the need for government regulation of working conditions Taken together, President Theodore Roosevelt’s actions in the anthracite coal strike of 1902 and the dissolution of Northern Securities in 1904 demonstrated that the government intended to act independently of big businesses The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was the most significant piece of domestic legislation in Wilson’s presidency
Progressive reform illustrates that legislation makes a difference Lesson 9 President Wilson’s foreign policy was based on his belief in moral duties The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 led to a war in Europe because of military, economic, and political rivalries In exchange for it neutrality in World War I, the United States insisted on free trade with all nations at war After the Germans sank the Lusitania, President Wilson threatened a break in diplomatic relations with Germany
The immediate cause of President Wilson’s decision to ask Congress for a declaration of war against Germany in 1917 was German submarine attacks on American vessels in the sea lanes to Great Britain Progressive management of World War I at home was illustrated by all of the following EXCEPT businesses were all nationalized The committee on Public Information was created by President Wilson to stir up patriotism through posters, pamphlets, cartoons, and press releases
Arrival of American troops on the front lines in 1918 was critical because they provided all of the following EXCEPT messages demanding unconditional surrender The Versailles treaty was a bitter disappointment to President Wilson’s supporters, but his Fourteen Points were honored in the inclusion of the League of Nations The Red scare of 1919 and 1920 was a reaction to labor unrest, Russian Bolshevism, and terrorist attacks Lesson 10 In general the 1920s can be characterized as a period which new values clashed with old values
The Republican administrations of the 1920s believed that business regulation should be kept to a minimum “Fordism” implies all of the following EXCEPT auto workers are better off with strong union representation One key element in the expansion of the consumer culture in the 1920s was commercial advertisement on radio broadcasts The Harlem Renaissance is a term that refers to black American intellectuals and artists who stressed self-confidence
The National Origins Immigration Act of 1924 (Johnson-Reid) had the effect of restricting the number and type of immigrants who could enter America The Ku Klux Klan gained support in the 1920s because of reaction to immigration and urbanization The trial and eventual execution if Sacco and Vanzetti symbolized the anti-foreign hysteria of much of the 1920s The Scopes Trial ended with deep divisions between still apparent between rural and urban America
Herbert Hoover won the presidential election of 1928 for all of the following reasons EXCEPT Republican control of inner city voters Lesson 11 When Herbert Hoover moved into the White House in 1929, the U.
S. economy was marked by a huge disparity in wealth between the rich and poor One of the biggest weaknesses of the stock market in the 1920s was over extension of credit On the international level, the Great Depression deepened when the industrial nations raised protective tariffs
As the United States slipped into the Great Depression in the early 1930s, President Hoover’s most generous response was to lend government funds to American banks, insurance companies, and railroads Those hardest hit by the Great Depression were the unemployed, tenant farmers, and sharecroppers In the video, “The Great Depression,” Professor David Kennedy observes that the tendency of Americans in the 1930s to blame themselves for the depression illustrates the dark underside of the American value of individualism
The outcome of a protest by three thousand farmers who dumped thousands of gallons of milk into ditches during the Great Depression was an increase in the public’s awareness of farmers’ grievances During the Great Depression socialist and communist groups attracted more American members Lesson 12 All of the following were priorities of Roosevelt when he first took office EXCEPT civil rights legislation to end the practice of lynching The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation guaranteed bank customers that the federal government would reimburse them for the deposits f their bank failed The Civilian Conservation Corps was developed by the Roosevelt administration to give young men jobs on conservation projects During his first “Hundred Days” in office, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave hope to the American people Although government allotments under the Agricultural Adjustment Act greatly benefited some farmers, the program did not address the needs of tenant farmers and sharecroppers The Works Progress Administration, which operated from 1935 to 1943 generated jobs for thirteen million unemployed men and women
After a confrontation at the AFL convention in 1935 John L. Lewis proceeded to organize the CIO. The Social Security Act of 1935 provided old-age pensions, aid for dependent children, and unemployment insurance The New Deal Political Coalition consisted of all of the following EXCEPTbusiness executives One of the most impressive achievements of the New Deal was. Roosevelt’s good neighbor policy was designed to replace the country’s often belligerent relationship with Latin America with a more cooperative one In the video, “Road to War” Professor Calvin L. Christman makes the point that Adolf Hitler wanted war in the 1930s in order to do all of the following EXCEPT gain control over oil supplies in the Middle East The Lend-Lease Act of 1941 was calculated to make armaments available to Britain The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was part of the Japanese plan to knock out American naval bases in the Pacific
Internment of Japanese Americans left deep psychological wounds on those detained During World War II, members of ethnic minorities in America fought in large numbers in the armed forces By the end of the war, the nation’s efforts to mobilize the economy had resulted in all of the above-more jobs than workers to fill, manufacturing plants operating at full capacity, a federal budget of more than $100 billions In authorizing the Committee on Fair Employment Practices, President Roosevelt risked offending his southern political allies
In the video, “Road to War,” a theme common to people remembering World War II was spirit of sacrifice Lesson 14 Allied strategists in World War II decided to concentrate on their forces against the Germans first The Allies insisted on unconditional surrender of the enemy in World War II because they thought a mistake was made by not doing so in World War I A contentious issue among the Allied leaders during the early years of the war centered around establishing a second front against Germany The outcome of the Battle of Stalingrad was significant because Russia could now go on the offensive against.
Germans The primary significance of Operation Overload and D-Day was that it opened a second front against Hitler’s forces One of the keys to Allied victory over Germany was maintaining effective coordination of their strategy throughout the war All of the following help explain the lack of vigorous action by Franklin Roosevelt’s administration regarding the plight of European Jews EXCEPT persecution of the Jews was unknown until the death camps were liberated The Battle of Midway was significant because it allowed the United States to go on the offensive in the Pacific The Japanese defense of Okinawa included the use of kamikaze pilots The primary reason for using the atomic bombs on Japan was to force Japan to surrender without an Allied invasion One of the most significant results of World War II was that the United States emerged as a superpower