should be able to identify and explain the historical significance of the
- John J. Pershing
- Kaiser Wilhelm II
- Central Powers
- George Creel
- Eugene V. Debs
- Bernard Baruch
- Herbert Hoover
- Marshal Foch
- Henry Cabot Lodge
- Warren G. Harding
- James M. Cox
- Victoriano Huerta
- A Mitchell Palmer
II. You should be
able to define and state the historical significance of the following:
- Collective security
- Hyphenated American
III. You should be
able to describe and state the historical significance of the following:
- Zimmerman Telegram (Zimmerman Note)
- Fourteen Points
- League of Nations
- Committee on Public Information
- Espionage and Sedition Acts
- Industrial Workers of the World
- War Industries Board
- Nineteenth Amendment
- Food Administration
- Eighteenth Amendment
- Big Four
- Treaty of Versailles
- Schenk vs. United States
- Boston Police Strike
- Compare and contrast Wilson's policies towards Mexico and Germany between
1913 and 1917.
- Was the United States really neutral between 1913 and 1917?
Justify your answer.
- What military role did the United States play in World War One? How
effective was that role? Justify your answer.
- Generally, what were the Fourteen Points? Why were they both
important and controversial?
- Assess the U.S. contribution to the Allied Victory in 1918.
- What was the Red Scare, and what caused it?
- Which of the Fourteen Points were substantially obtained as a result of
American participation in World War
I? Which were not? Why?
- Why did President Wilson finally decide that the United States needed to
enter World War I? Do you agree that the the United States should have
entered the War? Did Wilson take the United States into the War for
all the right reasons? Justify your response.
- Baily argues that Wilson's high-minded appeal "worked-- perhaps too
well." Do you agree? Why or why not?
- President Wilson observed that woman suffrage was "a vitally
necessary war measure." Why? Do you think that prohibition was also a
vitally necessary war measure? Why or why not?
- To what extent was the quarrel between Henry Cabot Lodge and Woodrow
Wilson the deciding factor in the outcome of the Senate's vote on American
participation in the League of nations. Were there other, less
personal, forces responsible for the League's defeat? What were those
forces, if any?
- Was the United States better off for having participated in World War
I? If so, in what ways? If not, why? Create a scenario
envisaging the outcome of World War I had the United States not joined the
- Was Woodrow Wilson a realist or an idealist? Justify your response.
- Summarize the impact of American participation in World War I on:
| The national economy|
| Civil Liberties|
| Public Attitudes|
15. Why did the United States fail to join the League of
Nations? Consider the role of:
| Woodrow Wilson|
| Henry Cabot Lodge|
| The provisions of the Treaty of
| American political tradition|
16. Assess the significance of Wilson's moralistic
idealism on his
| Call for
America's entry into World War I in 1917|
| Campaign for
American participation in the League of Nations|
V. Try the following