REFLECTING ON WORLD WAR I

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Read the paragraph from "Wilson's War Message to Congress." Gentlemen of the Congress: I have called the Congress into extraordinary session because there are serious, very serious, choices of policy to be made, and made immediately, which it was neither right nor constitutionally permissible that I should assume the responsibility of making. Wilson's word choice in the paragraph supports the idea that calling Congress into session has major consequences. he is worried about making this decision on his own. he understands the magnitude of the decision the country is faced with. the president cannot make serious decisions without input from Congress.
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he understands the magnitude of the decision the country is faced with.
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Which statement best summarizes "Wilson's War Message to Congress"? Wilson presents Congress with a clear argument for war against Germany, which includes an outline for implementation. Wilson urges Congress to declare war by presenting a case against Germany. Wilson presents a case to Congress for entering World War I based on the desire to retaliate against Germany. Wilson explains the support needed from Congress to successfully enter World War I.
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Wilson presents Congress with a clear argument for war against Germany, which includes an outline for implementation.
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Read the excerpt from "How We Entered World War I." Nothing that Wilson said about the danger to democracy could not have been said all along. For that cause we could have gone to war six months or a year or two years earlier, with incalculable effect on history. Except for the proof of hostility in the resumed submarine campaign and the Zimmermann telegram, our cause would have been as valid, but we would then have been fighting a preventive warβ€”to prevent a victory by German militarism with its potential danger to our way of lifeβ€”not a war of no choice. Instead, we waited for the overt acts of hostility which brought the war to us? The author's word choice gives the reader a sense that the threat to democracy should have been enough motivation for the United States to enter the war. the United States was incorrect in waiting for a hostile act from Germany. the United States did not have a justifiable reason to go to war earlier. the entry of the United States into World War I was justified, and the timing was accurate.
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the entry of the United States into World War I was justified, and the timing was accurate.
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Read the sentence from "Wilson's War Message to Congress." It was a war determined upon as wars used to be determined upon in the old, unhappy days when peoples were nowhere consulted by their rulers and wars were provoked and waged in the interest of dynasties or of little groups of ambitious men who were accustomed to use their fellow men as pawns and tools. In this sentence, Wilson compares the German government to governments of the past. What is he hoping to convey? The comparison attempts to make the German government look uncivilized and brutal. The comparison makes the United States seem more suitable for war than Germany. The comparison reminds the audience of how war was fought more often by emperors and kings. The comparison hopes to change the way governments look at decisions of war.
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The comparison makes the United States seem more suitable for war than Germany.
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Read the paragraph from "How We Entered World War I." As ships piled up in home ports, American commerce threatened to come to a standstill affecting the entire national economy. The Cabinet grew seriously alarmed. Although Wilson possessed the executive authority to arm ships, he was reluctant to take the step that would inevitably start the shooting. He preferred to ask Congress for authorization, thus touching off the great debate and filibuster on the Armed Ship Bill. How does the author organize the text to support her viewpoint in the paragraph? She compares and contrasts main details. She states a main idea and offers details to make her point. She uses repetition of the main point. She details events in chronological order.
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She details events in chronological order.
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Which statement best describes the main idea of paragraph 5, which begins "For Wilson," in "How We Entered World War I"? Once the people of the United States realized that the war would carry on, they became more involved. The economy of the United States improved greatly after the ban on trade was removed. Wilson presented a case for entering World War I based on the desire to retaliate against Germany. The people of the country sided with the Allies long before the United States entered the war.
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The economy of the United States improved greatly after the ban on trade was removed.
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Read the excerpt from "How We Entered World War I." In the midst of it came the revelation of the telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann inviting Mexico into alliance as a belligerent. As a scheme to keep U.S. forces occupied on their own border, it offered to help Mexico regain her lost territories of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The author most likely uses the word "scheme" to explain to the reader that acts of war are carefully planned and executed. point out the anger the United States had toward Mexico and Germany. show the reader that Germany was a legitimate threat to the United States. detail the plan Germany had devised to ally itself with Mexico in World War I.
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show the reader that Germany was a legitimate threat to the United States.
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How does the author of "How We Entered World War I" organize the information in the text? The author explains the decision to go to war by comparing and contrasting events that led to World War I. The author presents her interpretation and opinions about the United States and its reasons for entering World War I. The author outlines events chronologically to give a complete account of the United States entering World War I. The author offers opinions of those living in the United States and how they felt about the country's involvement in the war.
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The author outlines events chronologically to give a complete account of the United States entering World War I.
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What does the repetition of the word "neutral" throughout "How We Entered World War I" emphasize? the author's lack of bias in researching the events that led the United States to enter World War I the stance taken by the United States in its attempt to remain isolated from World War I the fact that Wilson was unable to mobilize the United States into entering World War I how a reader must view the facts presented in this account of the history of World War I
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the stance taken by the United States in its attempt to remain isolated from World War I
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How does the text structure of "Wilson's War Message to Congress" help to support his message? Wilson focuses on a single fact to convince Congress to go to war against Germany. Wilson presents both his opinions and facts to make a clear argument for war against Germany. Wilson offers only his opinions on why entering World War I is a strategic move. Wilson details his viewpoint of the situation using little factual information.
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Wilson presents both his opinions and facts to make a clear argument for war against Germany.
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Read the sentence from "How We Entered World War I." The belief in our safe isolation was reinforced by Wilson, who, bent on pursuing the New Freedom through domestic reform, was irritated by the threatened interference with his program from over seas. Based on the author's word choice, which statement best explains what the author is suggesting in this sentence? The phrase "safe isolation" supports the belief that Wilson was doing the right thing by staying out of the war. The use of the word "irritated" indicates that Wilson was not a strong supporter of the war. The phrase "bent on pursuing" suggests Wilson was unaware of the looming war. The phrase "threatened interference" indicates that Wilson was able to intimidate Germany by threatening to enter the war.
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The use of the word "irritated" indicates that Wilson was not a strong supporter of the war.
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What key detail in "Wilson's War Message to Congress" supports his argument for entering the war? The German government acted impulsively by starting the war. Germany has sunk sea vessels regardless of the vessel's nationality. The people of the United States have sympathy for the Germans. Germany has complete control of many European ports.
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Germany has sunk sea vessels regardless of the vessel's nationality.
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Read the paragraph from "Wilson's War Message to Congress." On the 3d of February last I officially laid before you the extraordinary announcement of the Imperial German Government that on and after the 1st day of February it was its purpose to put aside all restraints of law or of humanity and use its submarines to sink every vessel that sought to approach either the ports of Great Britain and Ireland or the western coasts of Europe or any of the ports controlled by the enemies of Germany within the Mediterranean. By using the full title of the German government, Wilson most likely hopes to impart a negative connotation of the German government to support his argument for war. give clear and concise information, without leaving out important facts, as he addresses Congress. make himself sound official and trustworthy as he is addressing Congress. evoke fear in the members of Congress so they will declare war on Germany.
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impart a negative connotation of the German government to support his argument for war.
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Read the paragraph from "Wilson's War Message to Congress." We have no quarrel with the German people. We have no feeling towards them but one of sympathy and friendship. It was not upon their impulse that their Government acted in entering this war. It was not with their previous knowledge or approval. It was a war determined upon as wars used to be determined upon in the old, unhappy days when peoples were nowhere consulted by their rulers and wars were provoked and waged in the interest of dynasties or of little groups of ambitious men who were accustomed to use their fellow men as pawns and tools. The text structure used to support the viewpoint in the paragraph is
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main ideas and details
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Read the paragraph from "Wilson's War Message to Congress." We have no quarrel with the German people. We have no feeling towards them but one of sympathy and friendship. It was not upon their impulse that their Government acted in entering this war. It was not with their previous knowledge or approval. It was a war determined upon as wars used to be determined upon in the old, unhappy days when peoples were nowhere consulted by their rulers and wars were provoked and waged in the interest of dynasties or of little groups of ambitious men who were accustomed to use their fellow men as pawns and tools. How does Wilson organize the text to support the viewpoint in the paragraph? He switches from specific reasons to general reasons. He describes a clear cause-and-effect situation. He states a main idea and offers details to make his point. He details events in chronological order.
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He states a main idea and offers details to make his point.
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Read the paragraph from "Wilson's War Message to Congress." Neutrality is no longer feasible or desirable where the peace of the world is involved and the freedom of its peoples, and the menace to that peace and freedom lies in the existence of autocratic governments backed by organized force which is controlled wholly by their will, not by the will of their people. We have seen the last of neutrality in such circumstances. Which statement best describes the main idea of the paragraph? Our country can no longer refuse involvement because it cannot allow peace and freedom to be at risk. The peace of the world is based on the ability to remain neutral in the fight for freedom. We have a responsibility to remain neutral and uphold the principles of freedom. The country cannot remain neutral because it is no longer the will of the people.
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Our country can no longer refuse involvement because it cannot allow peace and freedom to be at risk.