HI 232 AO: United States History since 1865 Reading Questions 2 *

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HI 232 AO: United States History since 1865
Reading Questions 2 Summer
2015

Chapters 17 – 21. Answer each
question in one paragraph.

Chapter 17: The New
Metropolis
17.1. Who were the newcomers to American cities in the late 19th
century, and what factors attracted them to cities? Where did they come from, and what drove them
away?

17.3. How did new forms of public transportation change cities? How did these changes in technology affect
where people lived and worked? Identify these
forms of public transportation, and discuss the impact of these changes in TWO
major cities.

Chapter 18: Becoming a World
Power
18.1. What motivated American expansionism during the 1890s? Be specific: discuss in detail at least 2
(two) motives. How do these motives
differ from today?

18.2.(* – REQUIRED) Outline the major principles of President
Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy in the Caribbean, eastern Asia and
Europe. Be specific and provide examples
from each of the 3 regions. How well
have these policies worked in the 100 years since Roosevelt?

Chapter 19: The Progressives Confront Industrial
Capitalism
19.1. (*-REQUIRED) What social problems or issues concerned the Progressives, and
why? Who else was there to tackle these
issues? Identify and discuss briefly at
least 3 social issues that the Progressives addressed, including major social
factors and major figures in the specific movement.

19.2. Why did the U.S. lag behind several European countries in
passing social legislation? Identify the
countries who successfully passed such legislation.

Chapter 20: The Great War

20.3. How did the war affect majority women and minority populations
in America? Identify specific effects on
each demographic group, and why these groups were so affected.

20.4. What was Wilson’s
“idealistic” plan for peace, and why did it fail? Be specific.

Chapter 21: Affluence and Anxiety
21.1. What was the Harlem Renaissance, and what was its significance
to both African Americans, liberal White Americans, and to the nation as a
whole?

21.2. Was Prohibition a success or a failure? Explain why some call it a success, and why
some label it a failure.

21.4. (*-REQUIRED) What
groups did NOT share in the (apparent) prosperity of the decade, and why? Be specific.

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