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During the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th century, farmers in the United States worked to increase their land holdings and modernize their equipment. A lasting effect was:
a) higher prices for crops.
b) greater productivity of farming.
c) a shortage of land for farming.
d) increased rural population density.

Natural law was a fundamental idea of the Enlightenment. Which concept is an application of natural law to the government’s role in the economic lives of its citizens?
a) free markets based on supply and demand
b) lower taxes on the most privileged groups in society
c) agriculture based on tenant farming and serfdom
d) government control to achieve a favorable balance of trade

The League of Nations was created after World War I as a forum for resolving international conflicts. However, the League was unable to resolve tensions that led to World War II.
a) breakup of colonial empires in Africa and Asia.
b) rise of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
c) opposition of League members to the Treaty of Versailles.
d) decision of the United States not to join the League.

One effect of industrialization in the United States in the late 19th century was
a) a decrease in child labor
b) an increase in urbanization.
c) a decrease in immigration to the United States.
d) an increase in demand for hand crafted goods.

One factor that motivated U.S. imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the
a) development of closer political ties with European nations.
b) acquisition of new markets and sources of raw materials.
c) support of international peacekeeping operations.
d) closing of China to all foreign trade.

In 1898, U.S. support for Cuban independence led to war with Spain and contributed to the United States becoming an imperial power.What was a major reason to go to war
a) the opportunity to annex Hawaii
b) the need for a shorter route from the Atlantic to the Pacific
c) the protection of U.S. commerce and trade
d) the desire to acquire a naval base

Why was the formation of labor unions an effect of U.S. industrialization in the late 1800s?
a) Unions were needed to guarantee a steady supply of workers.
b) Unions organized industrial workers to protest unsafe working conditions and long workdays.
c) Factory owners set up labor unions in order to control their large workforce
d) Union membership was required for employment in new industries

The use of atomic weapons at the end of World War II fostered fears about their potential use during the Cold War years.These fears were critical in determining the US response to:
a) The Marshall Plan
b) the independence movement in India.
c) The Cuban Missile Crisis
d) The Berlin Blockade

Britain and France suffered heavy casualties during World War I. Because of this, when faced with Axis expansion before World War II, these countries were
a) unwilling to take actions that might start another war.
b) reluctant to call upon the League of Nations to settle disputes.
c) dependent on the United States to intervene in an international crisis.
d) prepared to use military intervention wherever necessary.

What problem arising from U.S. industrialization did the progressive reformers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries want the federal government to address?
a) use of child labor in the workplace
b) lack of capital for railroad expansion
c) restrictions on the use of natural resources
d) unfair taxes on the wealthy

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