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Unit 6 Test: WWI Review

  1. How did President Wilson respond to the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915?

By Demanding that Germany stop unrestricted submarine warfare.

  1. In the Zimmerman note, what did Germany promise Mexico in return for its support during WWI?

Germany would help Mexico regain territory in the United States that they had lost over the years.

  1. How did the U.S. government build the large fighting force it would need to enter WWI?

It established a national draft for young men aged 21 to 30. The act was called the Selective Service Act.

  1. Why was the timing of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe crucial to the Allies?

The Russians had just signed a peace treaty with Germany and left the war.
5. What power did the Sedition Act give the federal government during WWI?
The power to fight dissent that could damage the war effort

6. On what grounds was Charles Schenck’s conviction for promoting draft resistance upheld as constitutional

in Schenck v. United States?
Free speech can be denied when a clear and present danger exists. You can not yell fire in a crowded theater and cause a panic.

  1. According to President Wilson, how would the League of Nations maintain peace?

By providing collective security to handle any threats as they arose.

  1. What was the ultimate fate of the Treaty of Versailles in the U.S.?

It was rejected by the United States Congress. The United States would eventually sign a separate peace treaty with Germany.

  1. What event most influenced President Wilson’s decision to enter WWI?

The renewal of unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany.

  1. In 1919, isolationists in the Senate opposed U.S. membership in the League of Nations because they

Did not want to be involved in future foreign wars. Although the military support would be voluntary, they felt it would take away the Congress right to declare war. They felt we would be forced to fight many more wars.

  1. The major purpose of President Wilson’s Fourteen Points (1918) was to

Set goals for achieving peace after WWI. To make it so the world would not enter into a war like WWI again. Also, to create new boundaries for countries/nations.

  1. The U.S. found it difficult to remain neutral during WWI because:

The U.S. had a desire to maintain freedom of the seas. We wanted to still trade with European nations.
Use the information shown in the boxes and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.

Germany had to accept blame for causing the war in Europe.

Germany had to disarm and reduce its military forces and give up its colonies

Germany was required to pay war reparations to European nations

  1. Which document imposed these punishments on Germany after WWI?

Treaty of Versailles

  1. Why did Senator Henry Cabot Lodge oppose U.S. membership in the League of Nations?

He was concerned that the League decisions would involve the United States in more foreign wars.

  1. Place these in chronological order

_____3_____ Lusitania Sank

_____1_____ Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

_____2_____ WWI Begins

_____4_____ U.S. declares war on Germany

  1. President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points were based on the belief that

_Self-determination should be applied to all peoples.

17. What is the definition of Militarism?

A nation’s policy to maintain a strong armed forces.
18. What is the definition of Total War?

A nation using all of its available resources towards a war effort.

  1. What is the definition of Nationalism?

Extreme loyalty to a nation and concern for its welfare. A form of patriotism based upon the identification of a group of individuals with their nation.

  1. What is the definition of Imperialism?

A long term cause of the war, closely linked with industrialization, involved a contest for colonies. A nations attempt to gain control of weaker nations.

  1. In what year did the U.S. enter WWI? 1917

  1. What was the term used to describe the men (troops), machines, and weapons sent from the U.S. to Europe for WWI?

American Expeditionary Force (AEF)

  1. What was the term for the method of citizens “loaning” money to the federal government in financial support of the war effort?

Liberty Bonds
24. This man was the commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) when it was sent to Europe. He

insisted the men be well trained and they were to fight together as Americans and not be placed under

the command of the French or British to fill in their gaps.
General John J. Pershing

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