Quiz 9: Progressive Era Politics

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Quiz 9: Progressive Era Politics


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which President was the first Progressive President?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      William Howard Taft

    • C. 

      William McKinley

    • D. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 2. 
    How did Theodore Roosevelt become the President of the United States?
    • A. 

      He was the Vice-President when the President, William McKinley, was assassinated by an anarchist.

    • B. 

      He won the election...duh!

    • C. 

      He was appointed by the Senate after the President was impeached.

  • 3. 
    President Theodore Roosevelt portrayed himself as a very manly and macho President, despite his severe asthma and bad eyesight.  What are some of the activities he is known for?
    • A. 

      Hunting thousands of animals in the west and in the African safari.

    • B. 

      Boxing.

    • C. 

      Fighting in the Spanish-American War as the leader of the Rough Riders.

    • D. 

      Horseback riding.

    • E. 

      Flying in airplanes.

  • 4. 
    Roosevelt's Progressive program was called the __________________________.
  • 5. 
    What is a "trust?"
    • A. 

      A law.

    • B. 

      A union.

    • C. 

      A monopoly.

  • 6. 
    What does it mean that President Roosevelt and President Taft were "trust-busting" Presidents?
    • A. 

      The Presidents lost the trust of the American people.

    • B. 

      The Presidents broke up monopolies in order to create more fair business competition.

    • C. 

      The Presidents created workplace safety laws to build trust among workers and businesses.

    • D. 

      The Presidents shut down labor unions for destroying competition.

  • 7. 
    Another law Theodore Roosevelt created was the Hepburn Act.  What did this law allow the US government to do?
    • A. 

      To take over the railroads.

    • B. 

      To create a railroad tax.

    • C. 

      To set a maximum price the railroads could charge.

    • D. 

      To demand that railroads use electricity rather than coal.

  • 8. 
    The President who took over after Theodore Roosevelt was __________________________.
  • 9. 
    In the election of 1912, three different national parties ran for office.  These three parties were the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the _____________________________.
    • A. 

      The Progressive Party, AKA the Bull Moose Party.

    • B. 

      The Socialist Party

    • C. 

      The Communist Party

    • D. 

      The Know-Nothings, or anti-immigrant party.

  • 10. 
    Which Progressive Era law made food companies label every ingredient included in their products?
    • A. 

      The Pure Food and Drug Act

    • B. 

      The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    • C. 

      The NY Tenement Housing Law

    • D. 

      Antiquities Act

  • 11. 
    What was the name of President who won the 1912 election?