Chapter 9:Essay Questions

Please choose ONE of the following questions to answer in an essay form. The criteria for an acceptable essay must include: a topic sentence, three supporting arguments with examples and a conclusion. The outline below may be used during the quiz but only the outline.

  • What do you think people today can learn from the long-term results of the Treaty of Versailles? Give three arguments and examples.
  • Describe three weaknesses of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • In what ways was WWI different from earlier wars in which the United States had been involved? 3 reasons.
  • What was the purpose of the Espionage and Sedition Acts passed by Congress in 1917 and 1918? Do you think these laws were a good idea at the time? Why or why not?
  • How did the United States government expand its power during WWI? What were the benefits and drawbacks of these actions?

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