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5 Matching questions

  1. Pinkerton's
  2. Pendleton Civil Service Act
  3. cooperatives
  4. Rutherford Hayes
  5. Chester Arthur
  1. a Passed in 1883, an Act that created a federal civil service commission so that hiring and promotion would be based on exam scores rather than patronage.
  2. b Stalwart Republican President; took office in 1881; sympathized with reform, helping to pass the Pendleton Civil Service Act
  3. c Republican reformer; became President due to the Compromise of 1877
  4. d organizations in which groups of farmers pool their resources to buy and sell goods
  5. e Detective agency that hunted down violent union strikers like the Molly Maguires, and gathered evidence to have them prosecuted

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Under the leadership of Terrence V. Powderly, this union included both skilled and unskilled workers, women, and African Americans, but not Chinese
  2. Chicago 1886; local craft unions; peaceful strike taken over by anarchists; bomb goes off near police who end strike violently
  3. Organization founded by Oliver H. Kelley that helped improve the lives of isolated farmers
  4. network of farmers' organizations that worked for political and economic reforms in the late 1800s
  5. Stalwart Republican President who took office in 1897; promised to uphold the gold standard; industrialists threatened to shut down factories if he was not elected; assassinated by Leon Czolgosz

5 True/False questions

  1. StalwartsRepublicans who strongly defended the spoils and patronage system

          

  2. AFLIn order to receive construction contracts in big cities in the late 1800s, contractors had to pay these to political bosses

          

  3. Benjamin HarrisonHalf-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs

          

  4. Bland-Allison ActGroup that believed nation's resources and industries should be owned and operated by the government on behalf of the people

          

  5. socialistsGroup that believed nation's resources and industries should be owned and operated by the government on behalf of the people