Quiz Me! - Events: U.S. as a World Power Test your knowledge about events in the U.S. Becomes a World Power era! 1 / 10 What was the significance of the Spanish Flu epidemic during World War I? More soldiers’ died from the flu than in combat Peasant deaths due to the flu caused Russia to withdraw Americans developed the first flu vaccine The epidemic caused the final German retreat 2 / 10 Why did the United States Senate choose not to ratify the Treaty of Versailles? The Treaty did not provide enough opportunities for the U.S. to get involved in world affairs. The U.S. public believed the Treaty did not punish Germany severely enough. It feared being forced into another war if the U.S. joined the League of Nations. President Woodrow Wilson encouraged the Senate not to ratify it. 3 / 10 Why was the Battle of Argonne Forest considered to be a turning point in World War I? Russia withdrew from the war after losing the battle. Allied troops tried unsuccessfully to keep the Germans out of Paris. The decisive victory for the Germans persuaded them to continue fighting. The addition of U.S. troops tipped the balance in favor of the Allies. 4 / 10 What was the significance of the territorial acquisitions of Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico? People in the new territories became citizens with full political rights. The new territories created economic hardships for the United States. The territories provided strategic locations for national defense. The U.S. gave people in the territories opportunities for self-government. 5 / 10 What was the significance of the Open Door Note written by the Secretary of State in 1900? It opened up immigration to the United States from China and Japan at the end of the 19th century. It gave American businessmen free access to trade in the newly acquired Spanish colonies. It gave European nations the right to claim territory in the Americas. It gave all nations equal access to trade in China, including the United States. 6 / 10 What specific event drew the Americans into World War I? Zimmerman Telegram The Open Door Note Pearl Harbor Sinking of the Lusitania 7 / 10 What was the significance of the sinking of the Lusitania? The US immediately declared war on Germany as a result of the large number of Americans killed. The British retaliated by sinking a German passenger ship they believed was carrying weapons. American opposition to the Germans grew because of their use of unrestricted submarine warfare. It was the event that triggered the alliance system and started World War I. 8 / 10 Which war used the new technology and strategies described above? World War I Spanish American War Korean War World War II 9 / 10 Which event caused the death of over 500 million people at the close of World War I? The Great Famine Dropping of the atomic bomb Spanish flu epidemic Russian Revolution 10 / 10 When did the United States acquire the territories of Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico? After the Spanish-American War During World War I As a result of Pearl Harbor After World War II Your score is Try another 10!