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  2. Grover Cleveland
  3. W.J. Bryan
  4. Steerage
  5. Bessemer process
  1. a advocate of silver standard and proponent of democratic and populist views from the 1890's through the 1910's; democratic candidate for president in 1896, 1900 and 1908.
  2. b 22nd and 24th president, Democrat, Honest and hardworking, fought corruption, vetoed hundreds of wasteful bills, achieved the Interstate Commerce Commission and civil service reform, violent suppression of strikes
  3. c He wrote Progress and Poverty in 1879, which made him famous as an opponent of the evils of modern capitalism.
  4. d an industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities
  5. e the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. One of the most prolific inventors in U.S. history. He invented the phonograph, light bulb, electric battery, mimeograph and moving picture.
  2. 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
  3. Hardy breed of cattle raised by ranchers throughout western Texas.
  4. The immigration station on the west coast where Asian immigrants, mostly Chinese gained admission to the U.S. at San Francisco Bay. Between 1910 and 1940 50k Chinese immigrants entered through Angel Island. Questioning and conditions at Angel Island were much harsher than Ellis Island in New York.
  5. created as a way for working-class people to temporarily escape the hardships of the working, Coney Island became an amusement park with rides and attractions that contrasted the grim realities many were living. Significiance: shows how grim the lives of working class citizens were that they need such an elaborate amusement built to take their minds off their troubles

5 True/False questions

  1. Plessy v. FergusonLeader of the American Railway Union, he voted to aid workers in the Pullman strike. He was jailed for six months for disobeying a court order after the strike was over.


  2. James B. WeaverHe was the Populist candidate for president in the election of 1892; received only 8.2% of the vote. He was from the West.


  3. lockouta management action resisting employee's demands


  4. AFLThe illegal use of political influence for personal gain


  5. Mary O'Sullivanwoman general labor organizer of American Federation of Labor


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