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U.S. History from 1865 Review Questions for Exam I 1. Explain the effort to ?reconstruct? the south following the Civil War. Who wanted this and who did not? Who won out? Why? How did African Americans come out of the deal? This discussion really is about the later part of the 19 th century in general rather than just about the period of Reconstruction. 2. How did workers and farmers respond to the process of industrialization? Be specific in each case. Who had power in late 19 th century America and who did not? Given that workers are numerically superior, why are they not able to simply assert and protect themselves? 3. In explaining U.S. imperial expansion of the late 19 th century, discuss what people like Brooks Adams, Alfred T. Mahan, Charles Conant, Frederick Turner advocated and why. What were the domestic circumstances that contributed to their ideas? What were the Open Door notes and how did they articulate a ?new empire?? 4. What was so progressive about the Progressive Era? What role did the ?muckrakers?
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Unformatted text preview: play in ushering in this period of reform? Explain the different strains of reform during the period as well. There are important differences between, say, the efforts of Louis Brandeis and Ralph Easley. Discuss? 5. Explain the coming of World War I. What was the Balance of Power and what nations maintained it throughout the 19th century? How and why did it collapse? How did this result in the first World War? 6. How did the United States respond to the outbreak of war in Europe? What did Woodrow Wilson want for Europe? Why does U-boat warfare become the major issue it became? What did Wilson mean when he said the ?world must be made safe for democracy?? 7. Why did the authorities in Seattle refer to the general strike as the tool of revolution? And, what was the link between this and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917? What was happening domestically that would bring about this fear? Did the attorney general contribute to this fear or help to calm it?...
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