Domestic Politics During World War II: The Election of 1940


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Which one of these scenarios would be an example of complete isolationism?

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1. Before Pearl Harbor, what did the moderate interventionists think America should do?

2. What is a dark horse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of terms, phrases, and important events and figures related to the Election of 1940.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of isolationism
  • Moderate interventionists before Pearl Harbor
  • The definition of a dark horse
  • Candidates in the Election of 1940
  • Historical facts related to Franklin Roosevelt's presidency

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Election of 1940.
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as isolationism and dark horse
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Domestic Politics During World War II: The Election of 1940. The lesson incorporates these objectives:

  • Differentiate between the foreign affair interests of political groups during the late 1930s and early 1940s
  • Define interventionism
  • Learn about the nominees during the Election of 1940
  • Understand the outcome of the 1940 election and the resulting presidency of Franklin Roosevelt