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What was a key challenge faced by the United States during World War II?
a) lack of public support for the war effort b) fighting the war on several fronts c) difficulty gaining congressional support d) total reliance on naval power
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 is an illustration of the
a) impact a single event can have on public opinion a time of crisis b) effectiveness of a policy of appeasement in stopping aggression c) success of the pacifist movement in the United States d) role of communism as a negative influence in global affairs
Which congressional action not only raised money for World War II but also contributed to the national debt?
a) requiring employers to withhold taxes from workers’ paychecks b) raising income tax rates c) selling war bonds d) enacting wage and price controls
Based on a study of the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti (1920’s) and the internment of Japanese Americans (1940’s), which conclusion is most accurate?
a) The Bill of Rights is not intended to apply to naturalized citizens b) Racial and ethnic hostilities are effectively checked by adherence to due process of law. c) Internment of suspected criminals is necessary during wartime. d) Nativism and racism sometimes override the ideals of constitutional democracy
An immediate effect of the Lend-Lease program was that
a) Western Europe recovered from the damage caused by World War I b) the Soviet Union formed the Warsaw Pact c) Japan declared war against the United States d) the United States provided critical aid to Great Britain and the Soviet Union
After World War II, the United States was better able than its allies to adjust its economy from wartime to peacetime because the United States
a) possessed nuclear weapons b) raised tariffs on imports c) had collected its war debts from the Allies d) had suffered no widespread wartime destruction
We must take action even if we are not sure it will work. To do nothing to stop them would be a repeat of the Munich mistake. The Munich mistake mentioned by speaker A refers to a policy of
a) interdependence b) appeasement c) balance of power d) collective security
The United States became involved in World War II primarily because
a) Germany refused to pay its debts from World War I b) European democracies supported United States policies toward Germany and Japan c) President Franklin D. Roosevelt did not enforce the Neutrality Acts d) Germany and Japan achieved important military successes in Europe and Asia
In the 1930’s, the United States attempted to avoid a repetition of the events leading up to United States involvement in World War I by
a) establishing the Good Neighbor policy with Latin American nations b) forgiving the foreign debts incurred during World War I c) officially recognizing the existence of the Soviet Union d) passing a series of neutrality laws
As World War II was ending, the United States decided to join the United Nations mainly because the United States
a) sought to meet the American public’s overwhelming demand for free-trade agreements b) wanted to continue to play the same role it had in the League of Nations c) recognized that efforts to achieve world peace required United States involvement d) wanted to stop the growing influence of newly independent developing nations
The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. This quotation supports a foreign policy of
a) imperialism b) appeasement c) neutrality d) economic sanctions
President Harry Truman’s decision to use atomic bombs against Japan was primarily based on his belief that
a) an invasion of Japan would result in excessive casualties b) Germany would refuse to surrender in Europe c) an alliance was developing between Japan and the Soviet Union d) Japan was in the process of developing its own atomic weapons
The Lend-Lease Act and the Destroyers-for-Bases deal were adopted prior to World War II primarily because these actions would
a) help Allied nations without the United States entering the war b) stop the spread of communism c) convince the American people that war was necessary d) create jobs to end the Great Depression
A violation of civil rights that occurred in the United States during World War II was the
a) arrests made as a result of the Palmer raids b) passage of an open immigration law c) internment of Japanese Americans d) forced removal of Native American Indians from their reservations
A major cause of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was
a) national segregation policies b) immigration quotas c) racial prejudice d) economic depression
In the early 1940’s, the destroyers-for-military-bases deal with Great Britain and the Lend-Lease Act were evidence that the United States
a) recognized that its policy of neutrality conflicted with its self-interest b) followed its policy of neutrality more strictly as World War II progressed in Europe c) believed that the Allied policy of appeasement would succeed d) wanted to honor the military commitments it had made just after World War I
During World War II, women and minorities made economic gains mainly because
a) a shortage of traditional labor created new opportunities in the workplace b) more educational opportunities increased the number of skilled workers in these groups c) labor unions successfully demanded equal opportunities for these groups d) new civil rights legislation forced businesses to change their hiring practices
A major cause of the growth of state and Federal highway systems after World War II was the
a) increased use of mass transit systems b) growing prosperity of inner-city areas c) rapid development of suburbs d) return of city dwellers to farm areas
World War I and World War II brought about changes for minorities and women because these conflicts led to
a) the creation of new job opportunities b) the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment c) a greater number of high-level management positions d) greater integration in housing and schools throughout the nation
During World War II, posters of Rosie the Riveter were used to
a) recruit women into wartime industries b) encourage women to serve in the armed forces c) promote women’s suffrage d) support higher education for women
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