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America A Narrative History

History

Quiz 24 :

The Reactionary Twenties

Quiz 24 :

The Reactionary Twenties

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Calvin Coolidge was determined NOT to be an activist president.
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The Kellogg-Briand Pact was the most successful peace treaty the United States had ever signed in terms of preventing future conflicts.
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Fundamentalists argued that the Bible ought to be taken literally rather than interpreted.
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Calvin Coolidge was notorious for his love of whiskey, poker, and women.
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To what extent did the policies of the Republican party dominate the federal government during the twenties? In what ways were these policies a rejection of progressivism?
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The biggest scandal under President Hoover was the Teapot Dome scandal of 1930.
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In what ways did Hoover fail to address the human distress caused by the Great Depression?
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Following the Great War, most Americans felt that they owed Europeans and, thus, insisted on forgiving their war debts.
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The second Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s was mainly a southern rural organization.
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The Scopes "Monkey Trial" was an example of the cultural conflict in the 1920s of tradition versus modernity.
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Following Wilson's presidency, progressivism eventually disappeared in American politics in the 1920s.
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The McNary-Haugen plan revived the idea of a political alliance between the rural South and West.
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Prohibition had the consequence of increasing organized crime in the United States.
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How did the Great Depression impact the American people?
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What were the major causes of the Great Depression?
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How did the reactionary conservatism during the 1920s manifest itself in social life and governmental policies?
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The national struggle over Prohibition was, in part, due to cultural tension amid the influx of immigrants.
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In the 1920s, many investors bought stocks on margin-that is, with borrowed funds.
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Al Smith's candidacy in 1928 represented the strong unity between rural and urban America.
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As president, Warren Harding was actually more progressive than Woodrow Wilson in his attitudes and policies toward African Americans.
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