Reflection Essay on APUSH

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Why did president Mckinley and the Republicans jump at the chance to hold the Phillipine Islands
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It provided the U.S. with a major foothold in the western Pacific and access to Asian markets
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Which of thee following statements spdescribes hawaii in the 1890s
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American sugar planters overthrew Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani and applied for US annexation
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In the Insular Cases (1901), the Supreme Court ruled that
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The Constitution did not automatically extend citizenship to people in newly acquired territories
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The open door note, composed by US Secretary of State John Hay, called for
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Equal access for all countries seeking to trade with China
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How did the United States acquire the land it needed to build the Panama Canal?
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The United States lent covert assistance to free Panama from Colombia
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What changes occurred in American trade with the Allies and the Central Powers between 1914 and1916?
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Commerce with the Allies rose nearly fourfold, while it dwindled with the Central Powers
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Which of the following was the immediate cause for American entry into WWI
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Germany’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare
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How did the U.S. Curb dissent against WWI on the home front?
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The Committee on Public Information produced government propaganda to support the war
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The term Great Migration refers to
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African Americans moving from the South to the North during the war
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Which of the following statements describes changes in the lives of Mexican Americans during WWI?
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Political instability in Mexico and the lure of wartime jobs caused many Mexicans to relocate to the U.S.
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Which of the following statements most accurately characterized women’s political participation during the 1920s?
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Women did not vote as a bloc, as politicians had expected
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Which of the following statements characterized us foreign policy during the 1920s
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The U.S. Actively sought to facilitate american economic expansion abroad
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How did the U.S. Government change immigration restrictions during the the 1920s
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The National Origins Act set immigration quotas at 2% of the nationality as measured in the 1890 census
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Which of the following statements was true of the Harlem Renaissance
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The most visible part of the Harlem Renaissance to most whites was the Jazz music
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The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) recommended that black Americans
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Return to Africa to obtain the justice unavailable to them in the U.S.
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Throughout the 1920s, the sector of the American economy in the worst shape was
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Agriculture
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A major weakness of the 1920s economy was the
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Unequal distribution of wealth
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Which of the following statements characterizes consumer spending during the 1920s
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Installment buying boosted consumerism
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What was the outcome of the stock market crash of October 1929
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Many middle-class Americans without stock investments lost their life savings when the bank failed
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How did American consumers respond to the economic situation in the early 1930s?
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Facing the possibility of hard times and unemployment, most Americans cut back
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What percentage of the U.S. Labor force was unemployed by 1933
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Twenty-five percent
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Which of the following american philosophies influenced Herbert Hoover’s initial response to the economic downturn in the early 1930s
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The market is self regulating and government should not intervene during a downturn
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In the Bonus Army incident in Washington, D.C. in 1932, federal troops
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Forcefully evicted the assembled veterans and burned their encampment
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What was first action Roosevelt took to address the nation’s economic crisis
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Closed all banks in a banking holiday
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For southern black sharecroppers, the New Deal’s AAA often meant that
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They were pushed off their land
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What was the purpose of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which Roosevelt Congress empowered in 1934?
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To regulate and rationalize the US stock market
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In 1934, the Liberty League was organized by
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Business leaders and conservative Democrats who opposed the New Deal reforms
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Senator Huey Long from Louisiana became a major political threat to Roosevelt when he called for
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A national Share Our Wealth movement to redistribute income fairly
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By the 1960s, what part of of Social Security had become the most controversial
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Aid to Families with Dependent Children
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As a result of Roosevelt’s embrace of the economic policies of John Maynard Keynes and the need for social welfare legislation, the term liberalism came to be associated with
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Government intervention to guarantee citizens’ basic welfare
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Which of the following was Roosevelt’sinital response to the Supreme Court’s declaration that the NRA, the AAA, and other New Deal legislation were unconstitutional
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Roosevelt attempted to pack the Court with his own nominees
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Which of the following social movements grew tremendously as a result of the New Deal
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Industrial unionism
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The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934
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Reversed the Dawes Severalty and promoted tribal self-government
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The largest New Deal project in the West was the construction of the
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Grand Coulée Dam
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What was the significance of the New Deal
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The program’s expanded the federal government’s presence both in the economy and people’s lives
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The Neutrality Act of 1935 and its 1936 and 1937 amendments
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Instituted a cash-and-carry policy for belligerent nations’ purchases from the United States
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The cash-and-carry provision of the 1937 Neutrality Act stated that
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Belligerents could buy nonmilitary goods from the United States under certain conditions
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What did President Roosevelt call \”a date that will live in infamy\”
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Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor
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What were the terms of the \”cost-plus\” contracts offered by the U.S. government to corporations during WWII
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The corporations were guaranteed a profit from the sale of war materials to the U.S. government
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Which of the following describes discrimination in the armed services during WWII
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The military segregated African Americans and assigned them menial duties
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Which of the following statements accurately describes women’s roles in the American workforce during WWII
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Men earned higher wages than women for comparable work
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The GI Bill of Rights provided
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Education, medical care, pensions, and mortgage loans to veterans
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Which of the following states experienced the largest share of wartime migration in the 1940s
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California
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Which of the following facilitated the emergence of gay and lesbian communities in cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Buffalo during WWII years
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Wartime migration
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Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066
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Allowed for the forced internment of Japanese Americans
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Which of the following statements describes the forced relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII
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The internment policy was not applied to the many Japanese Americans who lived in Hawaii
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Why did the U.S. participate in WWII
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To protect European democracy and preserve American international power
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The turning point of WWII in Europe came as a result of the
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Soviet’s halt of the German advance at Stalingrad in the winter of 1942-1943
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What prevented the U.S. from relaxing its immigration standards in order to grant asylum to a larger number of Jewish refugees in the late 1930s and the early 1940s
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Anti-Semitic attitudes
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What was the principal reason that Harry Truman and his American advisors decided to use the atomic bomb against Japan in the summer of 1945
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They demanded unconditional surrender and were not willing to invade Japan

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