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  1. Whiskey Ring
  2. Great Railroad Strike
  3. Crédit Mobilier
  4. Ulysses S. Grant
  5. Tammany Hall
  1. a Scandalous company created by Union Pacific Railroad insiders, it distributed shares of its stock to Congressmen to avoid detection
  2. b During the Grant administration, a group of officials were importing whiskey and using their offices to avoid paying the taxes on it, cheating the treasury out of millions of dollars.
  3. c Scandals during this President's administration include Crédit Mobilier, the Whiskey Ring, Gould and Fiske's attempt to corner the gold market, and Secretary of War William Belknap's bribe-taking from Indian reservation suppliers.
  4. d The Democratic Party political machine of the late 1860s and early 1870s in New York City headed by William Marcy Tweed that used graft, bribery, and rigged elections to rob the city of over $200 million in tax money.
  5. e Nationwide 1877; workers ceased working due to %10 wage cuts; blocked freight trains; Pres. Hayes orders federal troops into major cities to end strikes violently

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Democrat President; took office in 1885 and 1893; doubled the number of federal jobs requiring exams; refused to use federal resources to assist the unemployed during the depression of the 1890s.
  2. Detective agency that hunted down violent union strikers like the Molly Maguires, and gathered evidence to have them prosecuted
  3. Farmers, reformers and labor leaders formed this political party in the elections of 1892 and 1896
  4. Organization founded by Oliver H. Kelley that helped improve the lives of isolated farmers
  5. State laws enacted in the Midwest in the 1870s that regulated rates charged by railroads

5 True/False questions

  1. James GarfieldHalf-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs


  2. Chester ArthurStalwart Republican President; took office in 1881; sympathized with reform, helping to pass the Pendleton Civil Service Act


  3. Rutherford HayesRepublican reformer; became President due to the Compromise of 1877


  4. StalwartsRepublicans who strongly defended the spoils and patronage system


  5. William McKinleyChicago 1894; workers strike due to wage cuts and company town prices; ARU blocks trains; mail cars attached; Pres. Cleveland orders federal troops to end strike violently