Cause & Effect: What was the main event described in the article? What were the causes of this event? Describe each cause by citing specific details from the article and explaining how it contributed to the main event.

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Cause & Effect: What was the main event described in the article? What were the causes of this event? Describe each cause by citing specific details from the article and explaining how it contributed to the main event.

 

 

 

Read the following statement.

The United States attempted to use economic strategy to suppress the war.

Which of the following sentences from the article BEST supports the above statement?

  1. A

Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan believed this would make it impossible for the warring nations to buy what they needed to continue fighting.

  1. B

By 1917, American banks were loaning England an average of $10 million a day to buy U.S. goods.

  1. C

The English blockade of battleships stopped U.S. ships from bringing goods to Germany and the international cable between the United States and Germany was cut, too.

  1. D

The government used its power to set goals for manufacturing, farming, transportation and selecting men for military service.

 

 

Which section of the article BEST explains why Wilson believed the United States should declare war on Germany?

  1. A

the introduction [paragraphs 1-3]

  1. B

"Sinking of the Lusitania was a turning point"

  1. C

"Government was very involved in American business during the war"

  1. D

"U.S. soldiers helped push Germans out of France"

 

 

Which of the following options BEST describes why the United States did not join the League of Nations following the war?

  1. A

U.S. leaders at the time doubted that joining would have any positive implications for America.

  1. B

U.S. leaders at the time were concerned that joining would negatively impact other countries' perceptions of America's power.

  1. C

U.S. leaders at the time feared joining would impede America's ability to make independent decisions about foreign relations.

  1. D

U.S. leaders at the time were skeptical of joining because they may have had hidden agendas against the U.S.

 

Which of the following options BEST describes the significance of Wilson's "Fourteen Points" speech?

  1. A

The speech explained the effects the war had on America and predicted the war's end.

  1. B

The speech articulated Wilson's ideals and the changes he hoped would take place once the war ended.

  1. C

The speech explained why America's involvement in the war was necessary and how things would change after the war ended.

  1. D

The speech exposed Wilson's motivations for becoming involved in the war and the results he was hoping for following the end of the war.

 

 

 

Construct an explanation of your own regarding how World War I was the world's first "total" war. Base your explanation on significant and pertinent examples and details from the article and in a sequence that benefits your explanation.

 


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