History Midterm - Spring

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The first great cowtown was

Abilene, Kansas

In th case of Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court

Upheld a Louisiana segregation law

The Indian tribe that defeated Custer and put up the greatest resistance to U.S domination was the

Sioux

Joseph Glidden

invented barbed wire

What industry was the first big business, the first magnet for the great financial markets, and the first industry to develop a large-scale management bureaucracy?

railroads

A transcontinental railroad was not built before the Civil War because

North-South sectional differences prevented Congress from selecting a route

Sears, Roebuck and Company was in pioneer in

selling goods by mail

Ellis Island was located right outside the port of

New York City

The sport that was clearly the "national pastime" by 1900 was

baseball

Queen Liliuokalani

opposed the Americanization of Hawaii

The battleship Maine

was the source of a battle cry in the Spanish-American War, after it exploded in Havana Harbor

In order to acquire the Canal Zone, the United States supported Panamas revolt against

Colombia

The commission plan of city government was first adopted in

Galveston, Texas

The title of the novel that described the terrible conditions of the meat-packing industry was

The Jungle

A major factor in Woodrow Wilson's victory in the 1912 presidential campaign was the fact that

the Republican party had split in two

Progressives supported all of the following as measures to democratize government except

the poll tax

The Muckrakers saw their primary objective as

exposing social problems to the public

The event that triggered World War I in Europe was

a Serbs assassination of the Austrian archduke

In the Zimmerman Telegram

Germany asked Mexico for help in case of war between Germany and the United States

Wilson's Fourteen Points endorsed all of the following except

U.S. colonies in Africa and Asia

The Amendment to the Constitution that barred the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors was the

Eighteenth Amendment

Which Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote?

Nineteenth

In the 1924 presidential election

Calvin Coolidge swept both the popular and electoral votes by decisive majorities

Charles Lindbergh became immensely popular in the 1920s due to

his solo flight across the Atlantic

Pittsburgh of the South

Birmingham, Alabama

What is the 17th amendment?

Senators must be elected by the people

1920 campaign for president, Warren Harding said the country needed to return to

Normalcy

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