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5 Matching questions

  1. Kickbacks
  2. James Garfield
  3. Granger laws
  4. gold standard
  5. Pullman Strike
  1. a 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
  2. b a monetary system in which paper money and coins are equal to the value of a certain amount of gold
  3. c Half-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs
  4. d In order to receive construction contracts in big cities in the late 1800s, contractors had to pay these to political bosses
  5. e State laws enacted in the Midwest in the 1870s that regulated rates charged by railroads

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Near Pittsburgh 1892; Henry Clay Frick announces wage cut; workers strike; Frick institutes lockout and hires scabs and strikebreakers; state militia ends strike violently
  2. organizations in which groups of farmers pool their resources to buy and sell goods
  3. 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
  4. Farmers, reformers and labor leaders formed this political party in the elections of 1892 and 1896
  5. Republican reformer; became President due to the Compromise of 1877

5 True/False questions

  1. Farmers' Alliancenetwork of farmers' organizations that worked for political and economic reforms in the late 1800s


  2. Benjamin HarrisonHalf-breed Republican President; took office in 1881; assassinated for refusing to give away government jobs


  3. socialistspeople who oppose all forms of organized government


  4. 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


  5. Sherman Antitrust ActLaw 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