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5 Matching questions

  1. cooperatives
  2. Farmers' Alliance
  3. Half-breeds
  4. Stalwarts
  5. Crédit Mobilier
  1. a organizations in which groups of farmers pool their resources to buy and sell goods
  2. b Scandalous company created by Union Pacific Railroad insiders, it distributed shares of its stock to Congressmen to avoid detection
  3. c Republicans who favored civil service reform
  4. d network of farmers' organizations that worked for political and economic reforms in the late 1800s
  5. e Republicans who strongly defended the spoils and patronage system

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Law created to limit the power of monopolies in restraint of competition; allowed federal troops to intervene against Pullman strikers in 1894 who blocked mail cars
  2. 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.
  3. Republican reformer; became President due to the Compromise of 1877
  4. In order to receive construction contracts in big cities in the late 1800s, contractors had to pay these to political bosses
  5. Half-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs

5 True/False questions

  1. William McKinleyStalwart 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


  2. Pullman StrikeNear Pittsburgh 1892; Henry Clay Frick announces wage cut; workers strike; Frick institutes lockout and hires scabs and strikebreakers; state militia ends strike violently


  3. Knights of LaborState laws enacted in the Midwest in the 1870s that regulated rates charged by railroads


  4. Populist partyRepublicans who strongly defended the spoils and patronage system


  5. Chester ArthurDuring 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.