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By creating monopolies and establishing trusts, industrial leaders of the late 1800s,
caused the Panic of of 1895
a. secured passage of the Sixteenth Amendment.
a. were able to accumulated vast amounts of wealth.
a. secured the election of William McKinley as president in 1897.
In the 19th century, John D.Rockefeller was MOST associated with what company?
American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T)
Which of these would BEST describe an immediate effect of the invention and mass production of the light bulb?
a. Time became standard
a. Agriculture worked longer hours
a. Longer factory hours for all workers
a. Railroad companies expanded routes
The Pullman Strike of 1894 was ended when
a. President Cleveland sided with the striking workers.
a. the federal government issued an injunction to end it.
a. strikebreakers were hired to take the place of strikers.
a. rioter destroyed the Pullman rail car factory in Illinois.
1. The most important reason for the growth of labor unions in the latter half of the 19th century was
a. the passage of the Sherman Anti-trust Act.
the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
a. the forceful leadership of the newly arriving immigrants.
a. the way the workers were treated by big business and big industry.
1. Which group of immigrants poured into the United States between 1890 and 1920?
a. Scandinavians and Germans
a. Irish, Spanish, and Italian
a. English, Scottish and Welsh
a. Immigrants from southern and eastern Europe
1. Which of these helped to further the Westward Expansion in the United States after 1865?
a. California Gold Rush
a. Abolition of Slavery
a. Transcontinental Railroad
a. Lewis and Clark Expedition
1. Following the Civil War industry began to expand westward thanks MOSTLY to
a. the increasing number of railroads that connected the east coast to the west coast.
an end to the immigration quotas that kept the population law during the mid-1800s.
a. the improving diets of Americans.
a. foreign alliance with Europe.
1. The direct election of U.S. Senators, women’s suffrage, and greater government regulation of large industries were all issues of importance in the early 1900s to the
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Which of these was a characteristic of the Progressive Movement?
a. Constant pressure to reduce government regulation and control of business
a. Efforts to increase the control held by the nation’s elite, upper class citizens
a. Passage of Civil Rights legislation to end segregation and discrimination in the south
a. Work towards the removal of corrupt influences on local, state, and national government.
Which economic reform occurred during the Progressive era?
a. Banning of child labor
a. Restraining the workers’ rights
a. The establishment of a federal minimum wage
a. Banning workplace discrimination based on race.
1 Which 20th century U.S. President is credited with establishing the national forest and park system to better manage American resources and wilderness areas?
a. Franklin Roosevelt
a. Abraham Lincoln
a. Woodrow Wilson
a. Theodore Roosevelt
The Transcontinental Railroad that opened up the West has a devastating effect on
a. cattle ranchers.
a. American Indians.
merchants on the West coast who relied on trade across the Pacific for their livelihood.
a. U.S. soldiers who had just fought in the Civil War and were not transferred to the West to keep the peace.
As a result of the westward expansion the United States
a. industrial production in the north decreased.
a. agricultural production in the south decreased.
a. laws were passed to limit immigration from Europe.
a. American Indians were forced to relocate to new territories.
The conflict that occurred at Wounded Knee in 1890 can BEST described as
a. a massacre of Lakota Sioux by the United States Cavalry.
a. the last major battle in the United States Civil War.
a. the first major battle in the United States Civil War.
a. a massacre of the United States Cavalry by Lakota Sioux.
1. Jacob Riis, Upton Sinclair, Lincoln Steffens, and Ida Tarbell are all associated with what American literary movement?
a. Harlem Renaissance
1. Ida Tarbell is known as being a progressive journalist for her exposing abuses in which industry?
1. The book The Jungle was written by Upton Sinclair in 1906. What issue did this book deal with?
Standard Oil Company
a. Inner-city poverty
a. Protectionist tariffs
Which group was founded in 1909 under the leadership of W.E.B. Dubois in an effort to combat racial discrimination, racial violence, and segregation in the United States?
a. The Black Rights Coalition (BRC)
a. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
a. The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP
1. In the post-Reconstruction era most African-Americans in the South had little opportunity for economic advancement, and worked mainly as