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5 Matching questions

  1. Crédit Mobilier
  2. AFL
  3. Interstate Commerce Act
  4. Populist party
  5. Whiskey Ring
  1. a Farmers, reformers and labor leaders formed this political party in the elections of 1892 and 1896
  2. b During the Grant administration, a group of officials were importing whiskey and using their offices to avoid paying the taxes on it, cheating the treasury out of millions of dollars.
  3. c Scandalous company created by Union Pacific Railroad insiders, it distributed shares of its stock to Congressmen to avoid detection
  4. d 1887 law passed to regulate railroad and other interstate businesses
  5. e American Federation of Labor; allowed only skilled workers as members; worked within the system

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Half-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs
  2. Group that believed nation's resources and industries should be owned and operated by the government on behalf of the people
  3. Republicans who strongly defended the spoils and patronage system
  4. 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. people who oppose all forms of organized government

5 True/False questions

  1. KickbacksIn order to receive construction contracts in big cities in the late 1800s, contractors had to pay these to political bosses

          

  2. 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

          

  3. Homestead StrikeNear Pittsburgh 1892; Henry Clay Frick announces wage cut; workers strike; Frick institutes lockout and hires scabs and strikebreakers; state militia ends strike violently

          

  4. Pullman StrikeNear Pittsburgh 1892; Henry Clay Frick announces wage cut; workers strike; Frick institutes lockout and hires scabs and strikebreakers; state militia ends strike violently

          

  5. Grover ClevelandState laws enacted in the Midwest in the 1870s that regulated rates charged by railroads

          

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