American Government Multiple Choice Questions please help?

1. Why did the United States decide that entering World War I was in its national interest? (Points : 1)
America had signed a treaty requiring it to support the Allies.
U.S. leaders hoped to acquire foreign territories.
Germany was sinking U.S. merchant ships.
The U.S. wanted to stop the spread of communism in Europe.

2. In which of the following wars did the United States not gain new territory? (Points : 1)
The War of 1812
The Mexican-American War
The Spanish-American War
None of the above

3. The United States tried to remain neutral in which of the following conflicts? (Points : 1)
War of 1812
Mexican-American War
World War I
Cold War

4. When issuing the Monroe Doctrine, President Monroe announced that ______________. (Points : 1)
the United States planned to become a new imperialist power
the United States had formed a military alliance with the Latin American countries
the western hemisphere was closed to the creation of any new colonies
the United States would ensure that all Latin American countries had democratic governments

5. The Monroe Doctrine was issued as a result of _____________. (Points : 1)
British interference with American merchant vessels
fears of European interference with new Latin American nations
the victory by the United States in the Spanish-American War
disputes over slavery that led to the U.S. Civil War

6. Which of the following international organizations did the United States join first? (Points : 1)
League of Nations
United Nations
Group of 8

7. Which of the following was not a major motivation for the United States to acquire overseas territories in 1898?
(Points : 1)
finding new markets for American goods
finding new sources of raw materials for American industry
increasing the reach of the U.S. military
blocking the global spread of communism

8. The United States fought on European soil for the first time in __________________. (Points : 1)
the Revolutionary War
the War of 1812
the Spanish-American War
World War I

9. Which of the following lists the conflicts in the correct order in which they took place? (Points : 1)
Civil War, Mexican-American War, Spanish-American War, World War I
Spanish-American War, Mexican-American War, Civil War, World War I
Civil War, Spanish-American War, Civil War, Mexican-American War
Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I

10. Which conflict lasted the longest? (Points : 1)
Civil War
World War I
World War II
Cold War

11. All foreign treaties entered into by the United States must be approved by the _______________________________. (Points : 1)
U.S. Congress and two-thirds of the state legislatures
executive branch and the Senate
UN Security Council and the U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States

12. Which part of the United Nations has fifteen members, of which the United States is one of five permanent members? (Points : 1)
General Assembly
Security Council
International Court of Justice
World Trade Organization

13. NATO was formed to ______________. (Points : 1)
lower trade barriers between Mexico, the United States, and Canada
discuss economic issues with leading economic nations
oppose the spread of communism in Europe
provide humanitarian aid to developing nations

14. Which of the following best represents the ideas expressed by President George Washington in his Farewell Address? (Points : 1)
The United States must take a leading role in international organizations.
Close military and trade alliances are essential to American success.
The United States should protect the western hemisphere from European powers.
The United States should seek neutrality and avoid forming close ties with any foreign countries.

15. What is globalization? (Points : 1)
The rise in the number of international organizations
The ability of military alliances to strike anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice
The increasingly close ties among the world’s national economies
The rise in the number of representative democracies around the world

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