Essay Answer four of the following on a separate sheet of paper.
How could the Populists have broadened their platform to appeal to both black farmers and the white industrial working class?
Compare and contrast the methods used by late-nineteenth-century corporations to control competition, especially the pool, trust, interlocking directorate, and vertical integration.
In the view of progressives, what was wrong with American society? What positive solutions did they proposed to address social problems? Be specific.
What were the most important of Wilson's progressive reforms? Was Wilson actually a more effective progressive than Theodore Roosevelt? Why or why not?
Summarize the impact of American participation in World War I on the national economy, civil liberties, and public attitudes.
How did the rise of the mass media and marketing affect the kind of people Americans admired and imitated?
List at least five major economic and/or technological developments of the 1920s. Select the three most significant ones and explain your choices.
Compare the presidential leadership of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. What did they have in common, and how did they differ? How did their personal qualities affect their political success in the 1920s?
Outline the causes of the great crash of 1929. Why did it come so unexpectedly?
Explain how American tariff policy and policy on war debts and reparations contributed to deepening the Great Depression, even if they did not cause it. Why were Americans so generally indifferent to the effects of their policies on Europe during these years?
Identification: Answer 25 of the following on a separate sheet of paper.