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  1. Benjamin Harrison
  2. Pinkerton's
  3. socialists
  4. Grover Cleveland
  5. Ulysses S. Grant
  1. a Scandals during this President's administration include Crédit Mobilier, the Whiskey Ring, Gould and Fiske's attempt to corner the gold market, and Secretary of War William Belknap's bribe-taking from Indian reservation suppliers.
  2. b Democrat President; took office in 1885 and 1893; doubled the number of federal jobs requiring exams; refused to use federal resources to assist the unemployed during the depression of the 1890s.
  3. c Group that believed nation's resources and industries should be owned and operated by the government on behalf of the people
  4. d Detective agency that hunted down violent union strikers like the Molly Maguires, and gathered evidence to have them prosecuted
  5. e Stalwart Republican President; took office in 1889; filled almost every non-exam job with Republican supporters; passed laws such as the McKinley Tariff, and the Sherman Antitrust and Sherman Silver Purchase Acts

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 1878 law requiring the federal government to purchase and coin more silver
  2. Half-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs
  3. Near Pittsburgh 1892; Henry Clay Frick announces wage cut; workers strike; Frick institutes lockout and hires scabs and strikebreakers; state militia ends strike violently
  4. American Federation of Labor; allowed only skilled workers as members; worked within the system
  5. Nationwide 1877; workers ceased working due to %10 wage cuts; blocked freight trains; Pres. Hayes orders federal troops into major cities to end strikes violently

5 True/False Questions

  1. cooperativesorganizations in which groups of farmers pool their resources to buy and sell goods


  2. Populist partyFarmers, reformers and labor leaders formed this political party in the elections of 1892 and 1896


  3. Half-breedsRepublicans who strongly defended the spoils and patronage system


  4. gold standardRepublicans who strongly defended the spoils and patronage system


  5. Interstate Commerce ActLaw created to limit the power of monopolies in restraint of competition; allowed federal troops to intervene against Pullman strikers in 1894 who blocked mail cars


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