Quiz Me! - Era: U.S. World Power Test your knowledge about the U.S. Becomes a World Power era! 1 / 10 Why was the Battle of Argonne Forest considered to be a turning point in World War I? The addition of U.S. troops tipped the balance in favor of the Allies. Allied troops tried unsuccessfully to keep the Germans out of Paris. Russia withdrew from the war after losing the battle. The decisive victory for the Germans persuaded them to continue fighting. 2 / 10 What was the significance of the territorial acquisitions of Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico? The U.S. gave people in the territories opportunities for self-government. The new territories created economic hardships for the United States. The territories provided strategic locations for national defense. People in the new territories became citizens with full political rights. 3 / 10 Which U.S. Supreme Court case established the “clear and present danger” test? Schenck v. U.S. Korematsu v. U.S. New York Times v. Sullivan Gitlow v. New York 4 / 10 Wilson’s Fourteen Points attempted to impose international trade barriers outline a plan for peace after World War I mandate that private companies manufacture war materials end racial segregation in the U.S. military 5 / 10 The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Schenck v. United States established the protection of symbolic speech that the content of speech can never be restricted that freedom of speech can be restricted in wartime the protection of hate speech 6 / 10 This Congressional Medal of Honor recipient received this award for his bravery during World War I, although originally, he was a pacifist. Alvin York Vernon Baker John J. Pershing Alfred Thayer Mahan 7 / 10 This future World War I general gained his military experience fighting in the Indian wars, with the Buffalo Soldiers, in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and in Mexico searching for Pancho Villa. John J. Pershing Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr. Theodore Roosevelt Alfred Thayer Mahan 8 / 10 How did President Woodrow Wilson influence the Paris Peace Conference? He encouraged countries to build up their military arsenals for protection. He insisted Germany be punished harshly for its role in WWI. He discouraged freedom of the seas and equal access to trade. He persuaded the Allies to include a League of Nations in the Treaty. 9 / 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. President Woodrow Wilson encouraged the Senate not to ratify it. It feared being forced into another war if the U.S. joined the League of Nations. The U.S. public believed the Treaty did not punish Germany severely enough. 10 / 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. It was the event that triggered the alliance system and started World War I. 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. Your score is Try another 10!