5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Urban Sprawl
- Federal Reserve System
- Susan B. Anthony
- Boss Tweed
- Frederick Law Olmstead
- a Social reformer who campaigned for womens rights, the temperance, and was an abolitionist, helped form the National Woman Suffrage Assosiation
- b The process of urban areas expanding outwards, usually in the form of suburbs, and developing over fertile agricultural land.
- c Urban planner who designed Central Park in New York, and many other such urban green spaces
- d The central bank of the United States
- e William Tweed, head of Tammany Hall, NYC's powerful democratic political machine in 1868. Between 1868 and 1869 he led the Tweed Reign, a group of corrupt politicians in defrauding the city. Example: Responsible for the construction of the NY court house; actual construction cost $3million. Project cost tax payers $13million.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A fire in New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Company in 1911 killed 146 people, mostly women. They died because the doors were locked and the windows were too high for them to get to the ground. Dramatized the poor working conditions and let to federal regulations to protect workers.
- The political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society
- Beginning in 1896, free delivery offered by the U.S. post office to farm families in rural areas.
- The social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
- A rundown apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
5 True/False Questions
Pendleton Act → 1883 law that created a Civil Service Commission and stated that federal employees could not be required to contribute to campaign funds nor be fired for political reasons
George Vanderbilt → The process of urban areas expanding outwards, usually in the form of suburbs, and developing over fertile agricultural land.
Social Gospel Movement → A group of black and white reformers who organized the NAACP in 1909
The Biltmore Mansion → Asheville, NC, a National Historic Landmark with America's
largest home, gardens, winery, and world-class luxury inn.
Sherman Anti-trust Act → First federal action against monopolies, it was signed into law by Harrison and was extensively used by Theodore Roosevelt for trust-busting. However, it was initially misused against labor unions