Gilded Age Political Cartoons
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    What does this image say about the control of political bosses?

    answer choices

    political bosses wanted to squish the opportunities in New York

    political bosses control all of New York City

    Political bosses were showing their approval with a "thumbs up" image

    New Jersey did not have political bosses

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What legislation is this cartoon referring to?

    answer choices

    30 day waiting period for immigration

    Deportation after completion of Transcontinental Railroad

    Immigration Reduction Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    From this image, who is in control of the US lawmakers.

    answer choices

    Large monopolies

    small private business

    political machines

    labor unions

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    Why does this image depict Rockefeller so large?

    answer choices

    He was a political boss who tried to win governmental favors

    He was a government inspector looking for corruption

    He was a robber baron who used his money and power to influence government

    He was looking to correct all of pollution cause by industrialization

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What concept does this image refer to?

    answer choices

    political machines

    nativisim

    labor unions

    graft

  • Question 6
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    What does this image say about the control of Stand Oil?

    answer choices

    Standard Oil is a monster trying to control the entire USA

    Standard Oil is trying to save government from political bosses

    Standard Oil is trying to keep government on the right track to benefit laborers

    Stand Oil had control over many aspects of government

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    What does this image say about the need for labor unions?

    answer choices

    labor unions were desirable because the workers were being crushed by difficult living conditions and poor pay.

    Labor unions decreased nativism

    Labor unions helped big business keep control of the workers

    Labor unions helped reduce the length of the work day

  • Question 8
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    Q.

    What does this image say about why workers looked up to political bosses?

    answer choices

    political bosses

    political bosses

    political bosses threw large parties so the immigrants felt welcome in the US

    political bosses helped immigrants find jobs and handed out other favors

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Why do you think this man was trying to cover up or paint the Tammeny Hall Tiger?

    answer choices

    to make the political machine of New York seem better than it was

    To cover up the corruption of political bosses in New York

    to cover up secret information about the government in New York

    To cover up the mistreatment of immigrants by political machines

  • Question 10
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    Q.

    What does this image say is the controlling factor of decisions by political machines?

    answer choices

    resources

    influence

    power

    money

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