Chapter 19 Quiz 1

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1
Proponents of the New South believed that the South should
 
Industrialize
2
Why did tenant farmers have no incentive to take care of the farmland that they were on?: 
 
It was not their land
3
Methods used to reduce the black vote stripped many poor whites ot the vote as well: (true...
 
True
4
The Mississippi plan of disenfranchisement included all the following except a: 
 
Provision disqualifying anyone that owned less than $300 in personal property.
5
Six states were created from the western territories in the years 1889-1890. These states were...
 
Democrats in Congress were reluctant to create states out of territories that were heavily...
6
Following the 1867 “Report on the condition of the Indian Tribes, “Congress decided...
 
to persuade the Indians to live on out-of-the-way reservations
7
The Indian tribe that defeated Custer and put up the greatest resistance to U.S. domination...
 
Sioux
8
A prolonged drought on the plains played a significant role in the buffalo’s disappearance.:...
 
True
9
In 1877, President Rutherford Hayes addressed the American approach to dealing with Native...
 
“Indian wars have had their origin in broken promises and acts of injustice on our part”.
10
Which of the following statements about the cowboys’ frontier is NOT true?: 
 
With two or three noble exceptions, blacks were not allowed to be cowboys.
11
The great boom in the range-cattle trade did not last long because cattle drives were economically...
 
True
12
Cattle Drives: 
 
were largely over by 1886 due to the invention of refrigerated rail cars.
13
Much of the development of the western plains has been shaped by its: 
 
Aridity
14
All of the following is true of the Homestead Act of 1862 except: 
 
it allowed cattle ranchers to gain title to federal land simply by staking out a claim and...
15
This export crop spurred growth in agriculture in the late nineteenth century: 
 
Wheat
16
The fight for survival in the trans-Mississippi West made men and women: more 
 
more equal partners than were their eastern counterparts
17
The historian Frederick Jackson Turner argued that: 
 
the frontier shaped America’s national character
18
Power sources (such as water, coal, wood, electricity, and oil) were more expensive in the...
 
False
19
Federal and state government leaders after the Civil War actively encouraged the growth of...
 
providing prison labor to railroad companies
20
The first transcontinental railroad: 
 
was built by the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroads
21
The Pennsylvania oil rush: 
 
outweighed, in economic importance, the California gold rush of a decade before
22
Which of the following best accounts for the success of Standard Oil?
 
 Its corporate structure—known as vertical integration—allowed the company...
23
Holding companies: 
 
are firms that control the stock of other companies
24
During the Gilded Age, the rich were getting richer and:
 
a lot of other people were at least better off
25
For industrial workers in Gilded Age America: 
 
working and living conditions remained precarious
26
Marxism, one strain of socialism, was imported to the United States mainly by: 
 
Germans
27
The Pinkertons were _____________ who were often used to ________________. : 
 
“detectives” and security guards; control workers
28
By 1920, more than half the U.S. population was urban.:
 
True
29
Most of the people who moved to the Pacific coast and elsewhere in the American West lived: 
 
In Urban areas
30
By 1900, all of the following technologies but __________ had helped transform mass transit.: 
 
gasoline powered busses
31
The spread of mass transit was a major factor in the growth of the suburbs: (true or false)
 
True
32
In major cities, politics was often a form of public entertainment.: (true or false)
 
True
33
Ellis Island
 
was used mainly to process new immigrants, not to comfort or assist them
34
Women’s access to higher education:
 
came slowest in the South and at the oldest colleges in the East
35
Tenement houses in New York City: 
 
had higher mortality rates than among the general population
36
After the Civil War, the ___________ system became the basis for the modern American university.: 
 
German
37
During the Gilded Age, voter turnout was significantly higher than it is today. (true or false)
 
True
38
Which of the following best describes Rutherford B. Hayes and civil service reform?
 
Hayes was unable to get civil service legislation through Congress, but he set up his own rules...
39
When first created, the ICC was too weak to regulate the railroads effectively. (true or false)
 
True
40
People living during the Gilded Age expected what type of support from the federal government?
 
very little
41
One of the biggest problems farmers faced was falling commodity prices, caused in part by overproduction...
 
True
42
One of the biggest problems farmers faced was falling commodity prices, caused in part by overproduction...
 
True
43
One of the biggest problems farmers faced was falling commodity prices, caused in part by overproduction...
 
True
44
The Pendleton Civil Service Act:
 
provided for appointment to a number of government jobs on the basis of competitive exams
45
  Grover Cleveland:
 
had a strictly limited view of government’s role
46
Which of the following was NOT a factor in the decline of commodity prices during the Gilded...
 
The Sherman Silver Purchase Act decreased the amount of silver purchased by the government...
47
All the following were included in the 1892 Omaha platform of the People’s party EXCEPT:
 
halting the free and unlimited coinage of silver
48
In the election of 1888, Cleveland won the popular vote, but ­­­_________ won the...
 
Benjamin Harrison
49
In the depression of 1893, unemployment hovered around:
 
20%
50
Where did almost all of the Indians live after 1865, and why?
 
They were on reservations (an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the United...
51
How did the Great Plains Indians survive, and what were the results of this lifestyle?
 
They were nomads (followed buffalo)- They used every part of what they got and never threw...
52
Why did the US government have an inconsistent Indian Policy, and what were the policies?
 
some were forced into reservations, some killed, most had different ideas
53
What problems hindered western cattle buisness and how were those problems overcome?
 
Drive was long, then refirdgerated rail cars shipped 60% more. Faster and easier
54
What was the "New South"?
 
South after reconstruction, after civil war.

a phrase that has been used intermittently...
55
In what ways did buisness managers try to establish efficiency and cost control in the later...
 
?
56
What was the ultimate outcome of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, and how was that outcome contrary...
 
Broke up the monopolies. Standard oil got broke up
57
How did new immigration differ from old immigration?
 
They tried to open it up to the west and get people out there. // Old immigrants were generally...
58
How and why did US foreign policy change in the late 1800s?
 
?
59
How did the monitization of silver lead to the dwindling supply of gold in the US treasury?
 
?
60
Why was there a shortage of money in the South and West?
 
all the tresurary bonds and bills, once the south fell it didn’t matter anymore.

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