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  1. Populist party
  2. James Garfield
  3. Sherman Antitrust Act
  4. Tammany Hall
  5. Pendleton Civil Service Act
  1. a 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. b Half-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs
  3. c Farmers, reformers and labor leaders formed this political party in the elections of 1892 and 1896
  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 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Scandalous company created by Union Pacific Railroad insiders, it distributed shares of its stock to Congressmen to avoid detection
  2. 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
  3. Stalwart Republican President; took office in 1889; filled almost every non-exam job with Republican supporters; passed laws such as the McKinley Tariff, and the Sherman Antitrust and Sherman Silver Purchase Acts
  4. Group that believed nation's resources and industries should be owned and operated by the government on behalf of the people
  5. Detective agency that hunted down violent union strikers like the Molly Maguires, and gathered evidence to have them prosecuted

5 True/False questions

  1. Great Railroad StrikeNationwide 1877; workers ceased working due to %10 wage cuts; blocked freight trains; Pres. Hayes orders federal troops into major cities to end strikes violently


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


  3. 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.


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


  5. Bland-Allison Act1878 law requiring the federal government to purchase and coin more silver


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