5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- graduated income tax
- national park system
- Mann-Elkins Act
- square deal
- meat inspection act
- a A tax on personal income in which the tax rate increases as income increases; in other words, the tax rate is higher for higher income levels.
- b Progressive concept by Roosevelt that would help capital, labor, and the public. It called for control of corporations, consumer protection, and conservation of natural resources. It denounced special treatment for the large capitalists and is the essential element to his trust-busting attitude. This deal embodied the belief that all corporations must serve the general public good.
- c passed in 1910, it empowered the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) for the first time to initiate rate changes, extend regulation to telephone and telegraph companies and set up a Commerce Court to expedite appeals from the ICC rulings. signed by taft
- d 1916, manage and preserve forests and grasslands. Wilson
- e Required strict cleanliness requirements for meat packers and created a program of federal meat inspection. It came about in 1906 as a result of president Roosevelt reading Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Roosevelt appointed a commission of experts. To investigate the meat packing industry. Then the commission issued a report backing up Sinclair's account of the disgusting conditions in the industry.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Universal Negro Improvement Association; sought to end racism by segregation; promoted black pride and unity.
- According to W. E. B. DuBois, the ten percent of the black population that had the talent to bring respect and equality to all blacks.
- Pushed through Congress by Woodrow Wilson, this 1913 tariff reduced average tariff duties by almost 15% and established a graduated income tax
- Led by W.E.B. Du Bois, that focused on equal rights and education of African American youth. Rejecting the gradualist approach of Booker T. Washington, members kept alive a program of militant action and claimed for African Americans all the rights afforded to other Americans. It spawned later civil rights movements.
- The central bank of the U.S. Controls the the supply of money and attempts to control interest rates.
5 True/False Questions
Ida Tarbell → A leading muckraker and magazine editor, she exposed the corruption of the oil industry with her 1904 work A History of Standard Oil. Led to demands for more trusts
Federal Trade Commission → A government agency established in 1914 to prevent unfair business practices and help maintain a competitive economy and support antitrust.
Tukeegee Institute → According to W. E. B. DuBois, the ten percent of the black population that had the talent to bring respect and equality to all blacks.
Paternalism → A policy of treating subject people as if they were children, providing for their needs but not giving them rights.
The Jungle → This 1906 work by Upton Sinclair pointed out the abuses of the meat packing industry. The book led to the passage of the 1906 Meat Inspection Act.