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  1. Farmers' Alliance
  2. Interstate Commerce Act
  3. Chester Arthur
  4. Bland-Allison Act
  5. James Garfield
  1. a 1878 law requiring the federal government to purchase and coin more silver
  2. b Stalwart Republican President; took office in 1881; sympathized with reform, helping to pass the Pendleton Civil Service Act
  3. c 1887 law passed to regulate railroad and other interstate businesses
  4. d Half-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs
  5. e network of farmers' organizations that worked for political and economic reforms in the late 1800s

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Detective agency that hunted down violent union strikers like the Molly Maguires, and gathered evidence to have them prosecuted
  2. Scandalous company created by Union Pacific Railroad insiders, it distributed shares of its stock to Congressmen to avoid detection
  3. Group that believed nation's resources and industries should be owned and operated by the government on behalf of the people
  4. American Federation of Labor; allowed only skilled workers as members; worked within the system
  5. people who oppose all forms of organized government

5 True/False Questions

  1. Sherman Antitrust 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


  2. Tammany HallThe Democratic Party political machine of the late 1860s and early 1870s in New York City headed by William Marcy Tweed that used graft, bribery, and rigged elections to rob the city of over $200 million in tax money.


  3. Great Railroad StrikeNationwide 1877; workers ceased working due to %10 wage cuts; blocked freight trains; Pres. Hayes orders federal troops into major cities to end strikes violently


  4. Homestead StrikeChicago 1894; workers strike due to wage cuts and company town prices; ARU blocks trains; mail cars attached; Pres. Cleveland orders federal troops to end strike violently


  5. Populist partya monetary system in which paper money and coins are equal to the value of a certain amount of gold


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