5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- What drove the dramatic increase in immigration to the U.S?
- what was the point of the IWW?
- Describe The Midway Plaisance at the Chcago World's Fair
- Symbolism: Dorothy
- a To flee religious or political or prosecution or economic harship. Most, however, was because Europeans rural population was growing and rural life there was going downhill. People couldn't keep up with the manufactored cheap goods that would come. Families lost land, and couldn't keep up with the competition of other farmers.
- b Jobs that the African Americans had. White landowners forced them to accept artificially low prices for their crops. At the same time, they charged high prices for seeds, tools, and groceries at the local stores the controlled.
- c they wanted workers to rule corporations.
- d All americans. Ties everyone together.
- e It was a mile long full of amusements like wild-animal acts and exotic dancing. The main thing was the Midway which showed human civilizations. There was the first farris wheel in the middle.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- He never flaunted his wealth, but his ruthless business methods in assembling the standard oil company and crushing his competition gave away that he was a robber baron. He became a philanthropist, however his reputation never changed. His family was known for being kind, however. (I think)
- They were John F. kennedy's grandfathers.Fitzgerald went to medical school in Harvard but decided to choose a career in politics instead/ He became Boston city concilor, MA state congressmen and Senetar, U.S. congressman, and mayor of Boston. He made a lot of income from the North End ward boss, where he supervised the trading of jobs for votes and favors for cash in his section of Boston's Democratic and Irish dominated political machine. Kennedy was a liqour merchant who was an important figure in Boston city politics. He ran the Decomcratic Party's affairs in ward Two and served on strategy board which was a secret council of Boston's machine politions who devise policies, settle disputes, and divide up the weeks graft. He also made large income.
- southern, eastern europe
- Railroad wages began to cut lower and lower. By the 3rd 10% wage cut on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, workers stuck. This spread quickly to other railroads and soon there were shootings between the militamen and workers. 100's were killed and injured.
- Companies often charged less for long hauls than short hauls in areas with little or no competition. Large shippers often benifeted from the rapid increasing of tracks while smaller ones were paying for their expense. Soon there were "pools" were made.
5 True/False Questions
How did farmers respond to price manipulation by railroads and grain elevators? → He invested in several cigarette machines, each which produced 120,000 cigarettes/day. He advertised his product aggresively throughout the country. This is part of what defined American "big business" for years.
What factors slowed the growth of unions for the 1890's through the 1930's? → The charged, violent labor protests of the GIlded Age had been put down. labor organizations such as Knights of Labor had been defeated. Federal and state governments had shown themselves ready to use military force to break strikers. Even though the Sherman Antitrust Act was meant for corporations, the U.S. Supremem Court used it against Unions. Other things happened too. The hostile legal environment retarted the growth of unions from the 1890's to the 1930's.
What were the major provisions of the Interstate Commerce Act? → What was meant by the ICA wasn't entirely clear, so the law created the ICC to help define the requirement on a case by case basis. Federal courts usually refused to isssue these orders because ICC has minimal enforcement powers. ICC was staffed with men who knew a lot about railroading, so they sympathized with the industry.
Election of 1896: canidates, parties, results? → McKinely v.s. Bryan again. Bryan lost by a lot. Below everything protest and reform would be boiling up.
Why did African-Americans orgainize their own economic and social institutions? → Intellectual and socioeconomic. Intellectualy, it relected a belief that human society opperated according to prinicples that were scientific. It propts people to apply scientific method to the human world. Social economics, political, scietific, etc. are trying to discover scientific laws governing individual and group behavior.