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  1. Pendleton Civil Service Act
  2. Pinkerton's
  3. Pullman Strike
  4. gold standard
  5. Sherman Antitrust Act
  1. a Passed in 1883, an Act that created a federal civil service commission so that hiring and promotion would be based on exam scores rather than patronage.
  2. b Detective agency that hunted down violent union strikers like the Molly Maguires, and gathered evidence to have them prosecuted
  3. c Law 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
  4. d Chicago 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. e a monetary system in which paper money and coins are equal to the value of a certain amount of gold

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. organizations in which groups of farmers pool their resources to buy and sell goods
  2. 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
  3. Under the leadership of Terrence V. Powderly, this union included both skilled and unskilled workers, women, and African Americans, but not Chinese
  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. Group that believed nation's resources and industries should be owned and operated by the government on behalf of the people

5 True/False Questions

  1. 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

          

  2. Whiskey RingStalwart Republican President; took office in 1881; sympathized with reform, helping to pass the Pendleton Civil Service Act

          

  3. AFLAmerican Federation of Labor; allowed only skilled workers as members; worked within the system

          

  4. Half-breedsRepublicans 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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