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  • Q1
    How is the annexation of Hawaii in 1898 a turning point in American history?
    It marked the first time the United States expanded into the Pacific islands.
    It marked the first time the United States declared war on a European nation.
    It marked the first time the United States extended its economic influence overseas.
    It marked the first time the United States took territory from a native group.
  • Q2
    How did the production of automobiles along an assembly line benefit consumers?
    It reduced the nation's dependence on coal and oil for fuel.
    It led to cheap and reliable transportation for individuals.
    It encouraged worker creativity and specialization in multiple areas.
    It ended the transportation monopoly by the railroad companies.
  • Q3
    How did the implementation of the New Deal impact political parties in the United State?
    The Republican Party stopped its support of laissez-faire economic policies.
    Many African Americans shifted their support to the Democratic Party.
    President Roosevelt's nativist attitude isolated immigrants from the Democratic Party.
    The Republican Party dropped its support for civil rights in order to appease southern voters.
  • Q4
    In 1906, a law was passed that aimed at "preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious [harmful] foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes." What prompted the passage of this law?
    Exposes by muckrakers which outraged the public (and President Teddy Roosevelt) and convinced Congress to take action.
    Strikes by labor unions brought the conditions inside factories to the public's attention.
    Unhealthy products coming in from Europe which led Congress to pass laws regulating imported goods.
    An outbreak of the Spanish flu caused thousands of deaths and was caused by unhealthy products.
  • Q5
    How was the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (also known as the GI Bill) following World War II a turning point in American society?
    It only allowed white men to go to college with government money in attempt to encourage women to return to the household.
    It provided veterans with access to quality mental health facilities in lieu of conditions such as shell shock.
    It allowed veterans to go to college and/or get a loan to buy a home which spurred suburbia and a college-oriented society.

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