1.4 The USA and WW1

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Who was Wilson's Secretary of State?
William Jennings Bryan
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What did the Jones Act do and when was it introduced?
It gave the Philippine Islands more political autonomy
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What was Wilson's involvement in Nicaragua?
He attempted to help the rebels but eventually led him to occupy the country by force in 1914, in July 1915 he dispatched a force of more than 2,000 marines to Haiti after the assassination of its president. Troops stayed until 1934
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What was Wilson's intervention in the Dominican Republic?
In 1913 he imposed free elections, but this didn't produce a stable government so more troops were sent in 1915 and they stayed for 11 years
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Describe US intervention in Mexico
After the assassination of the Mexican president in 1913, Wilson sent in troops to blockade the port of Veracruz in 1914. A 2nd revolt broke out despite a settlement with ABC, 35 Americans killed Wilson sent 5,000 troops, war narrowly avoided
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How many people by 1910 within the US population were born in Europe?
12 million
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What was the US' attitude towards war in 1914?
Wilson declared neutrality, it was Europe's war but they were not neutral in their attitudes as they had cultural links with Britain
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What were the arguments for US entering WW1?
Zimmerman Telegram,cultural links with Britain, Wilson wanted to influence peace at the end of the war, Lusitania sinking killing 128 Americans, issue of the freedom of the seas, America had economic interest in who won the war - lent money to Allies
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What were the arguments for US staying out of WW1?
Wilson won the 1916 election for 'keeping us out of war', US didn't have a large army, US shouldn't get involved in Europe's war, high human cost
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How many Americans served in WW1 since 1917?
5 million
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When did the US declare war on Germany and her allies?
April 6th 1917
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How much had the US spent during WW1?
$53 billion, 53,513 lives and 320,710 casulaties
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What were 2 consequences of WW1 in America?
Federal government power increased and more women entered the workforce
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What did Espionage Act do and when was it introduced?
Allowed fines and imprisonment for 'aiding the enemy' in 1917
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What did the Sedition Act do and when was it introduced?
Allowed fines and imprisonment for 'disloyal acts' in 1918
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