The rise of New York City in the first half of the nineteenth century was the result of all of the following EXCEPT
an absence of "nativist" sentiment.
At the time it was completed, the Erie Canal was
the greatest construction project Americans had ever undertaken.
Which of the following helped enlarge the urban population in this era?
A) immigrants from Europe
B) northeast farmers
C) the growth of the population as a whole
D) immigrants from Europe and the growth of the population as a whole
E) All these answers are correct.
One of the immediate results of the new transportation routes constructed during the "canal age" was
an increased white settlement in the Northwest.
During the 1820s and 1830s, railroads
played only a secondary role in the nation's transportation system.
The most profound economic development in mid-nineteenth-century America was the
rise of the factory.
was first used to announce the victory of James K. Polk in the presidential election of 1844.
The beginnings of an industrial labor supply can be traced to
a dramatic increase in food production.
The paternalistic factory system of Lowell and Waltham did not last long because
in the highly competitive textile market, manufacturers were eager to cut labor costs.
Most of the industrial growth experienced in the United States between 1840 and 1860 took place in the
New England region and the mid-Atlantic states.
Which of the following was NOT a technological advance that sped the growth of industry during this period?
improved water-power generators
The unequal distribution of wealth NOT create more resentment was
the actual living standard of the workers was improving.
In the middle-class family during this era, the role of women changed from
income producer to income consumer.