The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With which political party was William Jennings Bryan associated?

2. What policy did Woodrow Wilson create to promote partnerships between government and corporations?

3. Why did Theodore Roosevelt enter politics?

4. What was Franklin Roosevelt's view on social reforms?

5. What famous treaty was created at the end of World War I?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was The New Deal?

2. How did the business elite justify their great wealth in the late 19th century?

3. Why did Theodore Roosevelt enter politics?

4. Describe Theodore Roosevelt.

5. Which political party dominated the United States after the Civil War and why?

6. What was the "Gilded Age"?

7. How did the Second World War affect Roosevelt's career?

8. Why did William Jennings Bryan resign as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of War?

9. Describe Woodrow Wilson.

10. How did Herbert Hoover rise to power?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the impact of the Populist movement on the economy of the United States. Which groups of Americans were attracted to the Populist movement and why? What role did social reform play in the Populist platform? What was the economic platform of the Populist movement? What could have caused the demise of the Populist Party?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how war and economic crises have affected American politics and economic policies in the 20th century. What political and social policies have arisen as a direct result of international conflict? How did the Great Depression change the way Americans view their economy? How has a global society affected the economic practices of the United States?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the legal concerns Lincoln had about initiating the Civil War. What economic concerns did Lincoln have to consider before declaring war on the South? How and why did Lincoln force the first battle without actually commanding Union troops to attack?

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