Chapter 13: 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.

  • How did the Treaty of Versailles sow the seeds of instability in Europe? Support your answer with examples! Hint: effects of the treaty on Germany and the Soviet Union, effects of the treaty on national pride and the economic legacy of the war. GIVE EXAMPLES
  • To what extent do you think lies and deception played a role in Hitler's tactics? Support your answer with examples! Hint: diary entries, Soviet-German relations and Hitler's justification for military aggressions.
  • Do you think that the United States was justified in not allowing more Jewish refugees to emigrate? Why or why not? Support your opinion with three arguments. Hint: views of isolationists, Americans' prejudices and fears and the incident of the St. Louis.
  • Do you think that the United States should have waited to be attacked before declaring war? Support your answer with examples! Hint: reputation of the U.S., influence of isolationist and the event of Pearl Harbor and events leading up to Pearl Harbor.

Topic Sentence:

Body:

1st argument:


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2nd argument:


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3rd argument:


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Conclusion: