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  1. Tammany Hall
  2. Grover Cleveland
  3. Haymarket Riot
  4. Bland-Allison Act
  5. Sherman Antitrust Act
  1. a 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.
  2. b Chicago 1886; local craft unions; peaceful strike taken over by anarchists; bomb goes off near police who end strike violently
  3. c 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.
  4. d 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
  5. e 1878 law requiring the federal government to purchase and coin more silver

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Farmers, reformers and labor leaders formed this political party in the elections of 1892 and 1896
  2. people who oppose all forms of organized government
  3. Half-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs
  4. 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. American Federation of Labor; allowed only skilled workers as members; worked within the system

5 True/False questions

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


  2. National GrangeOrganization founded by Oliver H. Kelley that helped improve the lives of isolated farmers


  3. Pendleton Civil Service ActPassed 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.


  4. Half-breedsRepublicans who favored civil service reform


  5. Whiskey RingStalwart Republican President; took office in 1881; sympathized with reform, helping to pass the Pendleton Civil Service Act