organized complex, transcontinental railroad lines
1. Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, Thomas A. Scott, and Jay Gould organized
2. After the railroads, the second most important development in America's industrial advance in the late 19th century was
6. The first giant corporations, capitalized in the hundreds of millions of dollars, were
first billion dollar corporation
8. When J. P. Morgan assembled United States Steel, he formed the first
John D rockerfeller
9. By the middle of the 1880s, ________ monopolized the oil industry in the United States.
10. The major development in retailing during late 19th & early 20th century was
11. The theory of evolution by natural selection, which helped Americans justify their exploitation of others, was the work of
leading voices of late nineteenth-century reform
12. Henry George, Edward Bellamy, and Henry Demarest Lloyd were all late 19th century
Interstate Commerce Commission.
17. The federal regulatory board, established in 1887 by Congress to supervise the affairs of railroads, investigate complaints, and issue "cease and desist" orders against railroads acting illegally, was the
Sherman Anti trust Act
18. In 1890, Congress tried to restore competition by outlawing the restraint of interstate trade by corporate monopolies with the ________ Act.
United States v. E. C. Knigh
19. The Sherman Antitrust Act was drastically limited by the Supreme Court in
Haymarket Square riot
20. As a result of the ________, membership in the Knights of Labor declined quickly because the public associated unions with violence and radicalism.
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
21. Established in 1886, the ________ was the prime example of "bread and butter" unionism.
Manual Training School for boys in St. Louis
22. Calvin M. Woodward was instrumental in establishing
American Protective association
23. The new nativism of the late 19th century was exemplified by the
Jacob A. Riis
24. The author of How the Other Half Lives (1890), the classic description of slum conditions in the United States, was
28. In 1869, ________ introduced the elective system and took the lead in reforming higher education in the Gilded Age.
29. In the late nineteenth century, Johns Hopkins, Jonas Clark, and John D. Rockefeller all did what?
33. The emphasis of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. upon evolutionary change had a profound impact upon 20th century
Westward expansion gave the United States its character of rugged independence
34. In his frontier thesis, Frederick Jackson Turner argued that
35. The author of novels such as Huckleberry Finn, whose acute reportorial eyes and ears caught the spirit of his age, was
36. Probably the most famous painting by an American, Arrangement in Grey and Black, is the work of
38. A form of popular education which illustrated the popular desire for new information in the late 19th century was the
Hayes (1876-1880) Garfield (1881) Arthur (1881-1885) Cleveland (1885-1889, 1893-1897) Harrison (1889-1893) McKinley (1897-1901
39. The presidents during the Gilded Age
James a Garfield
40. In 1881 President ________ was assassinated by Charles Guiteau, an unbalanced office-seeker.
41. The Pendleton Act of 1883 was a triumph for those Americans who sought ________ reform.
plessy vs furguson
42.The doctrine of "separate but equal" facilities was handed down by the Supreme Court in
45. The small-town businessman who led an "army" of the unemployed on a march to Washington, D.C. in 1894 was
William Jennings bryan
46. The dramatic "Cross of Gold" speech won the 1896 Democratic presidential nomination for
47. Theodore Roosevelt called the progressive-era journalists who investigated corruption and fraud in American business and politics
57. In February 1898 the American battleship ________ mysteriously exploded in Havana harbor.
steamed into Manila Bay on May 1, 1898
58. In the first battle of the Spanish-American War, Commodore George Dewey
59. The American politician who formed a volunteer unit, the "Rough Riders," and participated in storming San Juan Hill was
60. After the Spanish-American War, heated debates raged over the imperialism of annexing
full Constitutional rights did not automatically extend to all areas under American control
61. In the "insular cases" the Supreme Court ruled that
President McKinley stated his desire for the creation of an "open door" that would allow all trading.
62. The principle architect of America's "Open Door" policy was
63. The "Open Door" policy attempted to preserve the chances for American business to enter the markets of
Cuba was forced to accept an amendment to its constitution, giving the US special rights (including the right to maintain military bases such as Guantanamo), as a condition for the wthdrawal of US troops from Cuba.
65. Under the Platt Amendment,
66. The idealistic president who set out to raise the moral tone of American foreign policy by denouncing dollar diplomacy was
68. Many Americans were shocked and outraged when the British liner ________ was torpedoed and almost 1200 people died.
69. In February, 1917, the U.S. learned of the ________ Telegram in which Germany offered a military alliance to Mexico if the U.S. entered the war on the Allied side.
70. When the United States entered the Great War, from a military point of view, the country was
War Industries Board
71. During the Great War, the government agency which had almost dictatorial powers to allocate scarce materials and fix prices was the
72. The future American political leader who commanded an artillery battalion in France during the Great War was
members of the so-called Big Four at the Paris Peace Conference
75. Georges Clemenceau, David Lloyd George, and Vittorio Orlando were
76. The peace settlement reached at the Paris conference of 1919 was called the ________ Treaty
80. The "Sultan of Swat" who transformed baseball during the 1920s with his hitting prowess was
H. L. Mencken
83. America's foremost cynic of the 1920s, who displayed witty contempt for almost everything, was
84. The leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, whose slogan was "Back to Africa," was
86. In May 1927, the first solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris was made in his Spirit of St. Louis by
Warren G. Harding
88. The illegal leasing of government oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, was the worst scandal involving the administration of President
Renounce war as a solution in international controversies
89. Under the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, the United States agreed to
WWI veterans who wanted their pensions
91. The "Bonus Army" which came to Washington, D.C. in 1932 consisted largely of
First 100 days of the FDR administration
93. The "Hundred Days" refers to the enormous amount of legislation enacted during the
94. The novel that best portrayed the desperate plight of millions impoverished by the Depression was The Grapes of Wrath written by
Senator Huey Long
95. The most formidable of the extremists opposing Roosevelt and leader of the "Share-Our-Wealth" movement was
96. The popular "Radio Priest" whose program criticized Roosevelt and came to resemble fascism, was
99. In early 1941, FDR proposed aiding the financially exhausted British under the ________ Act.
100. FDR spoke for the hopes of many for a better post-war world when he expressed his goal of
101. The United States declared war on Japan after the surprise attack on December 7, 1941 on
Office of War Mobilization
102. The World War II board which exercised complete control over domestic prices and wages was the
equal opportunities for black workers in defense plants.
103. Prior to Pearl Harbor, A. Philip Randolph threatened to organize a march on Washington, D.C. to demand
106. The brilliant and egocentric commander of American land forces in the Pacific was
107. The American strategy in the Pacific to conquer only strategic islands was called
110. At the ________ conference Roosevelt and Churchill agreed to Soviet annexation of large sections of eastern Poland.
112. The ________ Act of 1947 authorized the president to seek court injunctions to prevent strikes that endangered the national interest.
113. The diplomat whose article "The Sources of Soviet Conduct" shaped America's containment policy was
114. The Soviet Union's aggressive policies after World War II, especially in Eastern Europe, were called extending the "Iron Curtain" by
off Allied Surface access to Berlin
118. In June 1948, the Soviet Union challenged the policies of the Allies in Western Europe by closing
119. The winner of the 1948 presidential contest, one of the most stunning upsets in modern politics, was
betraying atomic secrets to the soviets
120. In the 1950s, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted and executed for
121. The Wisconsin Senator identified with wild charges about communists in government was
122. During the Korean War, Truman removed General ________ from his command for insubordination.
John Foster Dulles
123. Eisenhower's Secretary of State who advocated emphasizing massive retaliation with nuclear weapons rather than containment with conventional forces was
Brown vs. Board of Education
125. The landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision which ruled that segregated "educational facilities [in public schools] are inherently unequal" and unconstitutional, was
Little Rock, Arkansas
126. In 1957, President Eisenhower sent troops to protect black high school students in
helped Kennedy win the presidency
127. The closely watched series of television debates between candidates John Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960 probably
State of the Union Address
130. The Federal Government and President Johnson declared "war" on poverty during the
Gulf of Tonkin
131. In the ________ Resolution of 1964, Congress gave President Johnson a blank check for the war in Vietnam.
132. In 1968 ________ was assassinated just after he won the Democratic primary in California.
134. Nixon's new policy of trying to relax tensions with the Chinese and the Soviets was called
135. In February 1972, Nixon dramatically reversed previous American policy by visiting and establishing relations with
136. When Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned because of charges of income tax evasion in 1973, he was replaced by
139. Which amendment guarantees citizens the right to a civil jury trial for amounts 20 dollars and more?
140. Police must inform suspects of their basic rights (right to remain silent, anything you say can/ will be used against you in a court of law) according what amendment
141. Any powers not given to the national government are reserved for the states or the people according to what Amendment?
142. What amendment limits the power of the government to house soldiers in private homes?