5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Whiskey Ring
- Pullman Strike
- Grover Cleveland
- Chester Arthur
- a 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.
- b 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.
- c Stalwart Republican President; took office in 1881; sympathized with reform, helping to pass the Pendleton Civil Service Act
- d organizations in which groups of farmers pool their resources to buy and sell goods
- e Chicago 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
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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
- 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.
- Organization founded by Oliver H. Kelley that helped improve the lives of isolated farmers
- American Federation of Labor; allowed only skilled workers as members; worked within the system
- Republican reformer; became President due to the Compromise of 1877
5 True/False questions
Interstate Commerce Act → 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
Pinkerton's → Republican reformer; became President due to the Compromise of 1877
Great Railroad Strike → 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
Kickbacks → In order to receive construction contracts in big cities in the late 1800s, contractors had to pay these to political bosses
Tammany Hall → American Federation of Labor; allowed only skilled workers as members; worked within the system