The Gilded Age & Progressive Era

Mr. Peters

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  1. What did Plessy v. Ferguson do in 1896?
  2. Your answer:
    did away with Jim Crow Laws
    established "one man, one vote"
    established "separate but equal"
    overturned the Sherman Anti-trust Act

  3. When was the Spanish American War?
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  5. The novel "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair lead to the the passing of what law/act?
  6. Your answer:
    Meat Inspection Act
    16th Amendment
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Dawes Act

  7. All the items below were invented in the late 19th century EXCEPT for the...?
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  9. Woodrow Wilson was elected president in 1912. What two men did he run against?
  10. Your answer:
    Taft & Roosevelt
    McKinley & Roosevelt
    Taft & Cleveland
    Taft & Harding

  11. What president had an economic depression during his 2nd term?
  12. Your answer:
    James Garfield
    Ulysses S. Grant
    William McKinley
    Grover Cleveland

  13. What official statement was built on the Monroe Doctrine?
  14. Your answer:
    Treaty of Paris 1896
    Platt Amendment
    Roosevelt Corollary
    Open Door Policy

  15. What was the most popular sport in the late 19th century?
  16. Your answer:
    ice hockey

  17. What year is recognized as the end of the frontier?
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  19. What incident hurt the Knights of Labor's reputation in 1896?
  20. Your answer:
    Haymarket Riot
    Great Railroad Strike
    Panic of 1873
    Pullman Strike

  21. What important battle is known as "Custer's Last Stand?"
  22. Your answer:
    Black Hills Massacre
    Sand Creek Massacre
    Little Bighorn
    Wounded Knee

  23. What tragedy did the "Ghost Dance" ritual bring about?
  24. Your answer:
    the sinking of the Maine
    Little Bighorn
    Wounded Knee
    Sand Creek Massacre

  25. Muckrakers were journalist who investigated social conditions and political corruption
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  27. According to the concept of Laissez-faire, prices and wages are regulated by supply and demand.
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  29. The McKinley tariff resulted in a national budget surplus
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  31. What president ended reconstruction?
  32. Your answer:
    Chester A. Arthur
    James Garfield
    Grover Cleveland
    Rutherford B. Hayes

  33. Who was known as his "Fraudulency?"
  34. Your answer:
    Grover Cleveland
    Rutherford B. Hayes
    Theodore Roosevelt
    James Garfield

  35. What public group was in favor of the unlimited minting of silver?
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  37. What year was the transcontinental railroad completed?
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  39. Where did the majority of immigrants come from in the late 19th century?
  40. Your answer:
    South America

  41. The Tradegy at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company led to building codes requiring fire escapes
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  43. The Courts did not help enforce the Sherman Antitrust Act so it wasn't very effective initially
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  45. What did the 17th Amendment do?
  46. Your answer:
    lowed the voting age from 21 to 18
    gave women the right to vote
    allowed for the direct election of senators
    brought about income tax

  47. Who promised the American people a "Square Deal?"
  48. Your answer:
    William Howard Taft
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Grover Cleveland
    William McKinley

  49. What were J.P Morgan and Andrew Carnegie sometimes called?
  50. Your answer:
    robber Barons

  51. Who was the only president to win two non consecutive terms?
  52. Your answer:
    William Howard Taft
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Grover Cleveland
    William McKinley

  53. What did the 16th Amendment do?
  54. Your answer:
    gave woman the right to vote
    lowered the voting age from 21 to 18
    brought about income tax
    allowed for the direct election of senators

  55. What did the Pendleton Act do?
  56. Your answer:
    declaration of war with Spain
    Ended the spoils system and created merit based governement jobs
    broke apart three major railroads
    made Howard Pendleton mayor of Washington, D.C.

  57. The invention of barb wire helped put an end to the open range.
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  59. The United States wanted the Panama Canal built for two reasons. The shorter route it provided for commericials shipping and the quick movement of navy ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific or visa-versa.
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  61. James Garfield was assassinated by a crazed, office seeker. Garfield was trying to do away with the spoils system. What was passed soon after his death?
  62. Your answer:
    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Pendleton Act
    Treaty of Paris 1898
    Dawes Act

  63. What three president were assassinated from 1865 to 1901?
  64. Your answer:
    Garfield, Lincoln, and Cleveland
    McKinley, Garfield, and Grant
    Garfield, McKinley, and Lincoln
    Lincoln, Arthur, and McKinley

  65. What was the "Compromise of 1877" also known as?
  66. Your answer:
    Seward's Folly
    The Gilded Age
    The Second Corrupt Bargain

  67. Who coined the phrase the "Gilded Age?"
  68. Your answer:
    Andrew Carnegie
    Grover Cleveland
    Mark Twain
    James Garfield

  69. What was known as "Seward's Folly?"
  70. Your answer:
    the panic of 1873
    the purchase of Alaska for 7 million dollars
    the war with Spain
    the annexation of Hawaii

  71. All these presidents were republicans EXCEPT?
  72. Your answer:
    William McKinley
    Grover Cleveland
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Ulysses S. Grant

  73. The Dawes Act endeavored to break apart many reservations with the goal of giving individual Native Americans large tracks of land.
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  75. Something is "gilded" if it is covered in gold on the outside but made of cheaper material inside.
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  77. Which of the following wasn't responsible for America's strong industrialization in the late 19th century?
  78. Your answer:
    Pendleton Act
    government policy toward business
    resources both human and natural

  79. What two presidents from the Gilded Age & Progressive Era are on Mt. Rushmore?
  80. Your answer:
    McKinley & Lincoln
    Lincoln & Grant
    Roosevelt & Lincoln
    Roosevelt & Garfield

  81. What governmental policy/act really set the wagons rolling west in 1862?
  82. Your answer:
    Little Bighorn Act
    I can't Act
    Homestead Act
    Pendleton Act

  83. What was the most favored form of entertainment in the late 19th century?
  84. Your answer:
    silent pictures

  85. Nativism is the term used to describe those who favor native born Americans over immigrants
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  87. Westward Migration was caused by push & pull factors
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  89. Who said: "Though the people support the government, the government should not support the people"
  90. Your answer:
    Ulysses S. Grant
    Grover Cleveland
    Benjamin Harrison
    Theodore Roosevelt

  91. What metal did the Populists want used in the minting of coins?
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  93. The working & living conditions in most cities in the late 19th century were horrible.
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  95. Immigration to the United States was dramatically increasing during this period
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  97. What president is known for his "Big Stick Diplomacy?"
  98. Your answer:
    William McKinley
    Theodore Roosevelt
    William Howard Taft
    Grover Cleveland

  99. What president was known for being a huge conservationist?
  100. Your answer:
    Grover Cleveland
    William McKinley
    Theodore Roosevelt
    William Howard Taft

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