Forging an Industrial Society
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The Homestead Act, the mass killing of buffalo, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad are most closely associated with the
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    rise of organized labor
    building of the Erie Canal
    northern migration of African Americans 
    decline of the Plains Indians
  • Question 2
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    Q. The United States government’s use of laissez faire principles during the late 19th century resulted in the
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    commitment of aid to small American businesses
    decline in the number of factory jobs
    opposition of American businesses to protective tariffs
    growth of trusts and monopolies
  • Question 3
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    Q. In the late 1800s, the term robber baron was used to describe some owners of big businesses primarily because they 
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    favored free trade
    eliminated competition using ruthless methods
    opposed the formation of corporations
    provided workers with high wages
  • Question 4
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    Q. One way in which Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller are similar is that they both
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    served in the United States Congress
    treated their workers with respect
    gave large sums of money to charitable causes
    made fortunes in the automobile industry
  • Question 5
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    Q. A major cause of antagonism toward the “new immigrants” who came to the United States after 1880 was the belief that they
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    were better educated than native-born Americans
    had a higher standard of living than most Americans
    adapted easily to American culture
    competed with Americans for jobs as unskilled laborers
  • Question 6
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    Q. The term muckraker was used during the Progressive Era to describe
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    dissatisfied workers who went on strike
    Northerners who went South following the Civil War
    investigative journalists who exposed societal problems
    women who supported the Prohibition movement
  • Question 7
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    Q. Literacy tests and grandfather clauses were enacted in the South after the Reconstruction Era primarily to
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    increase the number of women voters
    limit the number of African American voters
    guarantee that voters could read and write
    ensure that formerly enslaved persons met property requirements
  • Question 8
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    Q. The Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) affected African Americans by
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    granting voting rights
    expanding civil rights
    upholding racial segregation
    guaranteeing equal wages
  • Question 9
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    Q. Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois agreed that African Americans should
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    use education to gain opportunities
    support a “Back to Africa” movement
    take part in boycotts to end segregation
    adopt a gradual approach to gain the right to vote
  • Question 10
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    Q. The primary objective of the women’s movement during the first two decades of the 20th century was to
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    gain property rights
    promote higher education
    secure full suffrage rights
    win equal pay for equal work
  • Question 11
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    Q. One reason Jacob Riis published many photographs similar to this was to
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    disprove claims of yellow journalists
    encourage government assistance for poor farmers
    promote the use of child labor
    increase public concern over tenement conditions
  • Question 12
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    Q. During the late 1800s, political machines controlled the governments of many cities by
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    denying voting rights to immigrants
    attracting dissatisfied voters from the two major political parties
    using corrupt practices and patronage
    favoring civil service reform
  • Question 13
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    Q. In the late 19th century, the ideas of Social Darwinism were used primarily to
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    encourage the passage of compulsory education laws
    explain the differences in income between the rich and the poor
    urge Congress to end immigration
    support the growth of new political parties
  • Question 14
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    Q. Progressive Era reformers tried to reduce the gap in wealth between the rich and the poor by
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    creating the Federal Reserve System
    giving voters the power of referendum and recall
    implementing a graduated income tax
    establishing the Federal Trade Commission
  • Question 15
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    Q. The federal government responded to the railroad strikes of 1877 and the Pullman strike of 1894 by
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    using military force against the workers
    requiring negotiation to resolve the disputes
    maintaining a neutral position between labor and management
    providing economic aid to striking workers
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