American Diplomatic Agreements in the 1920s


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Self-Defense was a common excuse used to avoid violating which treaty?

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1. The size of naval fleets was limited by which of the following?

2. Germany was better prepared to pay France and England as a result of which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through the use of the quiz and worksheet, you can gauge your understanding of the efforts made by the U.S. in the decade following World War I in an attempt to reestablish and secure world peace. Topics covered include war reparations made by Germany and the effects of the Washington Naval Conference.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Factor that caused inflation in Germany
  • Country affected negatively by the Washington Naval Conference
  • Treaty violated by using self-defense as an excuse
  • Instrument intended to help Germany make war reparations
  • Agreement dealing with the containment of naval power

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on American diplomatic strategies during the 1920s
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about American foreign policy as it was conducted in the 1920s in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding America's role in international diplomacy in the decade following World War I and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about America's relationship with Germany, Britain, France and Japan as demonstrated in the 1920s

Additional Learning

To learn more about America's international conduct following World War I, read through the accompanying lesson entitled American Diplomatic Agreements in the 1920s. The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Comment on the League of Nations and why America was not a member of the organization
  • Explain the focus of America's efforts in lieu of participating in the League of Nations
  • Throw some light on the importance of control of sea lanes
  • Discuss the relative allocation of displacement tonnage agreed upon in the Washington Naval Conference and why this was decided
  • Examine the details of the plan to help Germany and the conditions that necessitated this plan