Midterm 15B - MN Spring 2010

Midterm 15B - MN Spring 2010 - San Jose State University...

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San Jose State University Midterm 15B – Monday 6 pm - Spring 2010 Iris M Jerke DUE: March 8, at 6 pm sharp Please transfer all your answers to a Scantron 882-E 1. An important element drawing the United States into the new imperialism at the end of the 19 th century was A. an interest in relocating factories to foreign countries. B. a desire to find new overseas markets. C. a desire to eliminate international trade barriers. D. declining American profits resulting from low tariffs. 2. The most bothersome urban vice for reformers in the late 19 th , early 20 th century was A. prostitution. B. gambling. C. illegal drugs. D. drinking. 3. One result of the slide toward depression of 1929 was A. European nations increased their debt payments in an effort to help the United States. B. European nations insisted on maintaining the gold standard to guarantee stable currencies. C. the American economy could no longer support European economies. D. most nations lowered their tariffs in the hope that it would encourage international trade. 4. Compared to 1850, in the United States in 1890 A. wealth was more concentrated in the hands of a few Americans. B. wealth was more widely and evenly distributed among Americans. C. the concentration of wealth was about the same, but wealthy Americans were more visible. D. the distribution of wealth and the visibility of millionaires in American society were about the same. 5. Following Panamanian independence A. Panama signed a canal treaty similar to the one the United States had offered Colombia. B. the United States seized a ten-mile-wide strip of land and claimed it as a canal zone. C. President Theodore Roosevelt apologized to the Colombian government and gave it ten million dollars. D. Panama gave the United States a free canal zone as payment for American support of the revolution. 6. Dollar diplomacy A. eased tensions between the Chinese and the Japanese. B. worked well, particularly in Nicaragua. C. was continued by Wilson once he entered the White House. D. attempted to create alliances through economic aid.
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7. In 1917 and 1918 A. women performed jobs formerly held by men, but usually at lower salaries. B. employers gave traditionally male jobs to men ineligible for the army rather than hire women. C. most employers promised women that they could keep the same jobs after the war. D. the need for wartime workers meant that women generally received salaries equal to those of men. 8. The Reconstruction Act of March 1867 demanded that the Confederate States do all of the following EXCEPT A. ratify the Fourteenth Amendment. B. punish prominent ex-Confederate leaders. C. ensure black suffrage. D. provide homesteads to former slaves. 9. The railroad, telegraph, and telephone
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