Union Development During WWI: Issues & Conflict


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Which of the following is a main feature of the American Plan adopted by employers in the early 20th century?

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1. In the wake of the Red Scare, why did many people have negative views of unions?

2. Which of the following best describes the refusal of employers in the early 20th century to hire certain workers because of their activities or beliefs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Unions faced a great amount of opposition during World War I. Measure your understanding of this resistance with this quiz and worksheet combination. The quiz will ask you to identify the main feature of 'The American Plan' and the group that participated in union-busting activities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test on the following:

  • Negative views of unions based on the Red Scare
  • Term for the refusal of employers to hire workers because of their beliefs
  • Group that was penalized the most during the war

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow for the practice of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about unions during World War I
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding opinions of the unions due to the Red Scare and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'The American Plan'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various groups during this time

Additional Learning

To explore the development of unions during this time period, read the lesson, Union Development During WWI: Issues & Conflict. These objectives are covered:

  • Identify the governmental agency put in place
  • Examine tactics employers used to combat unions
  • Learn which major entrepreneur wanted to reduce unions
  • Understand the economic state of the US at the start of the war