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Review Questions from The American Pageant by Kennedy, Cohen, and Bailey.

Despite his status as a military hero, General Ulysses S. Grant proved to be a weak political leader because he...

(D) had no political experience and was a poor judge of character

Which political emotion motivated the Liberal Republican revolt from the regular Republican party in 1872?

(C) Disgust at the corruption and scandals of the Grant administration

All of the following were causes of the panic that broke out in the US in 1873 EXCEPT

(E) Wall Street's fears about the power of the radical Greenback party

What was a key result of the Republican hard-money policies in the mid-70's?

(E) A political turn to the Democrats and the new Greenback Labor party

Which development was a critical reason for the extremely high voter turnouts and partisan fervor of the Gilded Age?

(B) Sharp ethnic and cultural differences in the membership of the Democratic and Republican parties

All of the following were among the groups that formed the solid political base of the Republican party in the late 19th century EXCEPT

(A) Northern big cities

What political development resulted from the Compromise of 1877?

(B) The withdrawal of federal and abandonment of black rights in the South

At the end of Reconstruction, southern whites disenfranchised African Americans, using all of the following strategies EXCEPT

(E) the use of federal troops to discourage African Americans from voting in elections

Which of the following was NOT a cause of labor unrest in the 1870's and 1880's?

(A) Agitation by communist sympathizers

All of the following internal developments in China during the late 19th century resulted in Chinese immigration to the US EXCEPT

(D) the Nationalist-Communist Civil War

With the passage of the Pendleton Act, prohibiting political contributions from many federal workers, politicians increasingly sought money from

(D) contractors doing business with the federal government

Which policy of President Grover Cleveland represented a departure from the broad consensus of most Gilded Age presidents?

(B) a lower tariff rate

How did the billion-dollar Congress quickly dispose of rising government surpluses?

(C) Congress expanded pensions for Civil War veterans

President Cleveland's response to the depression of the 1890's demonstrated that he

(D) was unable to deal effectively with such a massive economic crisis

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