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MC practice 5

The passage of the 17th and 19th Amendments reflected progressives’ concerns regarding
A. extending democracy and returning control of government to the people.
B. increasing economic opportunities.
C. correcting social injustices and morality in American life.
D. limiting individual choices.
E. increasing the money available for government spending.

As part of his reform program, Teddy Roosevelt advocated all of the following EXCEPT
A. control of labor.                D. conservation of natural resources.
B. control of corporations.            E. arbitration of labor disputes.
C. consumer protection.

One progressive reform that reduced the power of the political machines was the Australian ballot, also known as the
A. referendum.                    D. butterfly ballot.
B. initiative.                        E. secret ballot.
C. recall.

Lincoln Steffens, in his series of articles entitled “The Shame of the Cities,”
A. attacked the US Senate.
B. exposed the horrible conditions faced by blacks in urban slums.
C. exposed the corrupt practices in the stock market.
D. condemned the influence of big business in politics.
E. explored the connection between prostitution and immigration.

Which party received approximately 6% of the popular vote in the presidential election of 1912?
A. Progressive                    D. Socialist
B. Bull Moose                    E. Greenback Labor
C. Republican

The first Jewish person to sit on the Supreme Court was
A. Felix Frankfurter.            D. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
B. Arsene Pujo.                E. Louis Brandeis.
C. Herbert Croly.

President Wilson viewed America’s entry into World War I as an opportunity for the United States to
A. re-establish the balance of power in European democracy.
B. expand America’s territorial holdings.
C. rebuild its dangerously small military.
D. establish a permanent military presence in Europe.
E. shape a new international order based on the ideals of democracy.

The major weakness of the League of Nations was that it
A. had no military power.        D. did not include the Soviet Union.
B. did not include the US.         E. permitted a veto by the great powers.
C. was used by Hitler to gain power.