The progressive coalition that elected Woodrow Wilson president dissolved by 1920 for all the following reasons EXCEPT: A) radicals and pacifists became disenchanted with America’s entrance into the Great War and the war’s aftermath B) many of the progressive reforms still seemed unattainable C) intellectuals became disillusioned because of the anti-evolution movement 2.
The result in the presidential election of 1920 might be attributed to: A) the fact that Americans in the 1920s were “tired of issues, sick at heart of ideals, and weary of being noble” B) the smear campaign directed against Democratic candidate A. Mitchell Palmer C) the lack of women voters in the election
The “Ohio gang”:
A) was a group of angry young men in a short story by Sinclair Lewis about the consumer culture B) hosted the first national radio program
C) was a group of President Harding’s friends who were named to political office 4.
John W. Davis:
A) invented the radio
B) was the Democratic presidential candidate in 1924
C) starred in The Jazz Singer
Coolidge’s administration was marked by:
B) continued tax breaks for the lower and middle classes at the expense of the upper class C) a slow economic downturn
The growing consumerism of the 1920s manifested itself in all of the following ways EXCEPT: A) automobiles
B) motion pictures
C) passenger rail service
As secretary of commerce, Herbert Hoover:
A) supported trust-busting legislation and Justice Department lawsuits B) supported the trade-association movement
C) endorsed strict laissez-faire policies to allow businesses to govern themselves 8.
In “yellow-dog” contracts, employers:
A) forced workers to agree to stay out of unions
B) agreed to submit all grievances to an arbitration panel whose decision was binding C) agreed to automatic wage increases in return for the workers’ promise not to strike 9.
Which of the following is NOT true of the “American plan” concept of employment? A) It originated in Chicago.
B) It promised a more democratic work environment than most other shops. C) It established open shops.
Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Depression?
A) Corporate structures had been bloated by the success of the 1920s but were unprepared for the tightening of the economy. B) Andrew Mellon was overconfident in the power of market capitalism to right itself. C) The gold standard caused a tightening of currency supplies worldwide.
How many people were out of work in early 1933?
B) 13 million
C) 1.3 million
In his 1920 campaign for president, Warren Harding said the country needed a return to: A) normalcy
C) energetic government
Harding’s administration is most remembered for:
A) the poor state of the economy while he was president
B) his promotion of the arts and culture
C) the scandals that plagued it
In 1926, one warning sign for the economy surfaced when a real estate boom collapsed in: A) Florida
Despite the many well-founded criticisms of Warren Harding as president, he was a visionary for his era in the field of: A) civil rights
B) government oversight
C) bank development
Which of the following was NOT part of Warren Harding’s presidency? A) lowering taxes for the wealthy
B) supporting progressive legislation
C) the Veterans Bureau scandal
Of the following presidents, which tied government and business closer together than at any other time in the twentieth century? A) Warren Harding
B) Calvin Coolidge
C) Herbert Hoover
As secretary of commerce under Coolidge, Herbert Hoover’s priority was the trade-association movement, about which all of the following are true EXCEPT that it: A) successfully blocked all monopolistic practices
B) allowed for price fixing among companies
C) allowed businessmen to...
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