Following the horrors of WWI, the conflict's victors gathered at the Versailles Peace Conference. They were determined to craft a document that would ensure decades of peaceful coexistence and prosperity for Europe. Yet for all the formality and celebration, their efforts failed spectacularly. Why?
This two-part worksheet devotes itself to this very question. Part I is a ten-question "Match-'Em" exercise, featuring important terms from the interwar years, including: the Kellog-Briand Pact, the League of Nations, the Great Depression and the "Red Scare. "Part II contains four short answer questions which focus more on historical analysis. Examples include: Why did the League of Nations fail; which economic "remedies" undertaken by Western nations actually made the Great Depression much worse?
Perfect as a classroom activity, homework assignment or review exercise!
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