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30 .   America 's initial reaction to the outbreak of war in Europe was
a . surprise and shock , because they had assumed the Alliance system was working .
b . interest in assisting Germany , because there was a large population of German-Americans in the United States .
c . a desire to help the British to the complete exclusion of Germany .
d . bewilderment about what would happen to their economy at home in the United States .
e . a declaration of neutrality and a promise to sell munitions to nations on both sides of the conflict .
ANS: Students' answers will vary
REF: p. 356-360 TRUE/FALSE 1. Today's territory of American Samoa was a part of America's foray into gaining permanent footholds in the Pacific. REF: p. 351
2. President Cleveland's secretary of state used the Monroe Doctrine as the rationale for settling the Venezuela Crisis of 1895, since the British believed that the United States would be ready to go to war to protect Venezuelan territorial interests and integrity. REF: p. 352
3. The "water cure" was one of the atrocities committed by American soldiers in the Philippines. REF: p. 356
4. The Boxer Rebellion in China aimed to use outsiders to help the people throw out the invaders from Japan in 1900. REF: p. 357
5. The first country in which the United States wanted to build a canal across Central America was Colombia. REF: p. 357
6. The United States became a principle player in the post-World War I League of Nations. REF: p. 359-366
7. American "realists" hoped that their country would assume its role as a great world power, while "idealists" wanted America to reform the world. REF: p. 360
8. The countries who entered into World War I together against the Germans were known as the Allied Powers. REF: p. 361
9. Woodrow Wilson's campaign slogan during his reelection campaign of 1916 was, "He Kept Us Out of War." REF: p. 362
10. In the Zimmerman Note, the Germans pledged to help Mexico take back Texas if Mexico would help them defeat the Americans in World War I. REF: p. 363

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