Social Studies Chapter 12 Study Guide

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Which country did the U.S. purchase Alaska from?
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Russia
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What event led to the outbreak of the Spanish-American war?
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The explosion of the battleship \”Maine.\”
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What did the U.S. gain as a result of the Spanish-American war?
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Puerto Rico and Guam.
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What event started World War I?
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The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.
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Why did Americans buy liberty bonds during World War I?
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To help the war effort at home.
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What does the word \”armistice\” mean?
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An agreement to stop fighting.
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What was the Great Depression?
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A decade of hard times in the 1930’s because the economy did not grow.
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How did the Great Depression affect Americans?
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Many Americans lost their jobs and homes during this time.
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What does the word \”genocide\” mean?
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A planned attempt to kill an entire people.
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What country was Queen Liliuokalani the leader of?
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Hawaii (U.S.)
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What country was Woodrow Wilson the leader of?
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U.S.
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What country was Adolf Hitler the leader of?
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Germany
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What country was Benito Mussolini the leader of?
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Italy
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What country was Joseph Stalin the leader of?
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Soviet Union
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Why was the Panama Canal built?
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So that ships could easily travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, which would link ports together.
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How did Theodore Roosevelt support conservatism?
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By creating 5 new national parks.

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