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5 Matching questions

  1. W.E.B. DuBois
  2. Hepburn Act
  3. Robert Lafollette
  4. initiative
  5. "old guard" Republicans
  1. a
    championed ideology as opponents to progressivism that government interference in the free market contradicts natural law of survival of the fittest; progress will only result from maintaining profit incentive
  2. b
    permitted voters to propose new laws
  3. c
    opposed Washington and believed a select group of African Americans should use their skill to pursue racial equality; formed NAACP
  4. d
    gave ICC more authority to set railroad freight/storage rates but also gave court the power to overturn rate decisions (tradeoff)
  5. e
    as WI governor he initiated reform program including direct primaries, more equitable taxes, and regulation of RR rates; later became senator and approached reform scientifically while still exciting public interest; wanted to drive corporations out of politics

5 Multiple choice questions


  1. Upton Sinclair; fictional novel that exposed corrupt meatpacking industry; led to regulatory measures

  2. Group of attorneys, aimed to end racial discrimination and obtain voting rights by pursuing legal redress in the courts
  3. corrected deficiencies of Sherman Anti-Trust Act by outlawing monopolistic practices and interlocking directorates

  4. Roosevelt's supporters (progressives) created a third party in election against dem. Wilson and socialist Debs; campaign = most thorough evaluation of American system since 1896

  5. Encouraged African Americans to accommodate themselves to whites, at least temporarily, to prove their cause; some blacks (esp. educated northerners) thought he favored a degrading second class citizenship

5 True/False questions

  1. southern progressivism
    1895-1920; period characterized by dynamic political leaders (Roosevelt/Wilson) and emergence from war and economic depression. Sense of renewal served to intensify anxiety over social/political problems and raise hopes they could be fixed and democracy could be reconciled with capitalism.

          

  2. progressive era
    1895-1920; period characterized by dynamic political leaders (Roosevelt/Wilson) and emergence from war and economic depression. Sense of renewal served to intensify anxiety over social/political problems and raise hopes they could be fixed and democracy could be reconciled with capitalism.

          

  3. 19th amendment
    national suffrage; gave women the right to vote

          

  4. 17th Amendment
    national suffrage; gave women the right to vote

          

  5. progressive education
    progressive lawyers argued that law should be flexible enough to reflect needs of society; judged imbued with laissez-faire theories opposed this view

          

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