04.01 Isolationism

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Who was A. Mitchell Palmer?

the Director of the FBI

a powerful Wall Street banker

the Attorney General of the United States

a U.S. Senator from Washington


Which of these world powers was prevented from taking part in the negotiations over the Kellogg-Briand pact?



the Soviet Union

the United States


Which "four powers" agreed to the Four Power Treaty of 1921?

the U.S., Russia, Japan, and China

the U.S., Britain, France, and Japan

the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany

the U.S., Britain, Germany, and Russia


During the Red Scare, why would immigrants, like Sacco, lie to the police?

They feared being deported and sent back to their country of origin.

They were advised by lawyers to do so.

They didn’t understand the American judicial system.

They didn’t speak English well enough to understand the questions


Which of the following groups was not targeted by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1910s and 1920s?






Which of the following was evidence to support Vanzetti’s innocence during the Braintree robbery and double murder trial?

No witness claimed to see Vanzetti during the shooting.

Witnesses placed Vanzetti elsewhere during the crime.

Vanzetti feared for his safety and that of his friends.

Vanzetti’s gun had not been used in the shooting.


Why would Japan have had reason to resent the Five-Power Naval Treaty of 1922?

The Japanese were not asked to sign the treaty.

It allowed them fewer ships than the U.S. and Britain.

The United States agreed not to fortify the Philippines.

It forced the Japanese to respect the independence of China.


Warren G. Harding’s campaign for President in 1920 focused on what issues?

imperialism and isolationism

national debt and normalcy

isolationism and labor unions

isolationism and normalcy


Which of the following explains why many Americans came to support Sacco and Vanzetti?

They were sympathetic toward anarchism.

They were disturbed by newspaper coverage of the case.

They thought that Sacco and Vanzetti had not received a fair trial.

Evidence overwhelmingly showed that Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent.


What was one effect of the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924?

The Ku Klux Klan was revived.

The Red Scare quietly came to an end.

Immigration from eastern and southern Europe all but stopped.

Refugees from nations devastated by the Great War came to America in large numbers.


Which of these is one reason that American workers generally favored immigration restriction?

Immigrants tended to be anti-union.

Immigrants were often willing to work for lower pay.

Immigrants were associated with anarchism and communism.

Immigrants did not fit in because they could not speak English.


What was one reason that anti-immigrant hysteria swept the nation?

Immigrants were associated with anarchism and communism.

Foreigners were held to blame for the Depression of 1920.

Americans felt a lingering hatred for the nations they had fought.

Politicians believed that immigrants generally supported the opposition party.


Which of these was one cause of the outbreak of the Red Scare?

the revolution in Russia

the Wall Street bombing

the Sacco-Vanzetti case

the end of the Great War


Which of these was one cause of the outbreak of the Red Scare?

the revolution in Russia

the Wall Street bombing

the Sacco-Vanzetti case

the end of the Great War


What factor caused various cities to conduct strikes in 1919?

racial violence

sensational trial

anarchist bombings



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