Populists blamed local grain elevator owners (who purchased their crop), railroads, and bankers for the low prices that plagued farmers. Populists pushed for nationalization of the railroad and grain storage industries, unlike the progressives. The Populist sub-treasury plan, in which farmers sought to improve rural conditions by pressing the government to build warehouses where they could store their crops until they were sold, was similar to the later Progressive Warehouse Act, which offered credit to farmers who stored their crops in federally licensed warehouses. 6. Use your knowledge of United States History to answer A, B, and C. A) Briefly explain ONE major reason the United States entered World War I. B) Provide at least ONE piece of evidence to support your explanation. C) Assess the extent to which the United States achieved its objective for that particular reason for entering the war. Learning Objective Historical Thinking Skill Key Concepts in the Curriculu m Framewor k ID-3 Analyze how U.S. involvement in international crises such as the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and the Cold War influenced public debates about American national identity in the 20th century WOR-7 Analyze the goals of U.S. policymakers in major international conflicts, such as the Spanish- American War, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War, and explain how U.S. involvement in these conflicts has Historical Causation Comparison Appropriate Use of Relevant Historical Evidence 7.3.I 7.3.II
altered the U.S. role in world affairs ANSWER a) A good response will explain one of several major reasons the United States entered World War I, such as: President Woodrow Wilson called for the defense of humanitarian and democratic principles. Unauthorized German submarines along the U.S. East coast and Germany's resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare in the spring of 1917 provided the final straw for U.S. politicians, and America declared war. The U.S. had huge economic investments with the British and French and was worried about their ability to repay loans if they lost the war. b) A good response will provide at least one of several pieces of evidence to support your explanation: The Zimmerman Telegram sent from the German foreign secretary to the German Ambassador to Mexico stated that unrestricted German submarine warfare would be reinstated. German U-boats sought to sink all supply ships headed for Britain in order to starve the island, and sank the Lusitania, a British cruise/transport ship bound for Britain from New York. A German cruiser sank the William P. Frye , a private American vessel. A German U-boat sank an Italian liner without warning, killing 272 people, including 27 Americans, swaying U.S. public opinion.
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