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  • One problem in the Gilded Age was government corruption.  Officials in the government could be bribed, and politicians gave their friends jobs rather than qualified candidates. How did the Pendleton Civil Service Act try to limit this corruption?  (pg. 182)
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  • The Pendleton Civil Service Act of 1882 was signed into law by which President?
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  • Why did Charles Guiteau assassinate President James Garfield on July 2, 1881? (pg. 182)
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  • In the period from 1865 to 1900, the United States Government aided the development of the West by
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  • The Federal Trade Commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission are similar in that each
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  • “Prices and wages should be determined by the marketplace.” The author of this statement would most probably support
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  • ... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self government entrusted to us.... The above quote is expressing
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  • Select the two immigrant groups who helped build the transcontinental railroad.
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  • Which characteristics of the Industrial Revolution contributed to the rise of labor unions?
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  • During the time period from 1870 – 1900, which of the following statements best describes the relationship between government and big business
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  • Which organization opposed monopolistic sellers of farm equipment, blamed middle men for the increasing price of farm goods, and disliked & distrusted railroads?
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