US History & Government - June 2009

26 One major reason the United States Senate refused to approve the Treaty of Versailles after
World War I was that many senators

(1) were concerned about future United States obligations in foreign affairs
(2) rejected United States colonial practices in Asia
(3) wanted immediate repayment of war debts from France
(4) supported increased foreign aid to Germany

27 National Prohibition, as authorized by the 18th amendment, stated that

(1) Americans must be 18 years old to purchase alcoholic beverages
(2) only imported alcoholic beverages would be sold
(3) alcoholic beverages could be sold only in government-run stores
(4) the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned

28 During the 1920s, Congress passed a series of immigration laws that were primarily designed to

(1) increase immigration from Asia
(2) expand the workforce for the growing economy
(3) limit immigration from southern and eastern Europe
(4) prohibit immigration from Latin America

29 During the second half of the 1920s, which economic trend was a major cause of the Great
Depression?

(1) deficits in the federal budget
(2) reductions in tariff rates
(3) creation of national and state sales taxes
(4) overproduction and underconsumption

30 President Herbert Hoover’s response to the Great Depression was often criticized because it

(1) wasted money on new social programs
(2) caused widespread rioting and looting in major cities
(3) raised taxes on businesses and the wealthy
(4) failed to provide direct relief for the neediest persons

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