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  1. Single Tax
  2. James Ritty
  3. Thomas Edison
  4. Henry George
  5. Pinkertons
  1. a Well-known strikebreakers.
  2. b Invented the incandescent lamp, or lightbulb.
  3. c Invented the cash register in 1878.
  4. d California writer and activist who published Progress and Poverty in 1879. It became one of the best-selling non-fiction works in American publishing history. He blamed social problems on the ability of a few wealthy monopolists growing wealthy by raising land values.
  5. e Proposed by Henry George, for land it would replace all other texes, which would return the increment to the people. He thought this would distribute wealth more equally and eliminate poverty.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A minister in a small Massachusetts town who was driven from his pulpit becuase of the scandal connected to his active homosexuality. He moved to New York where he wrote novels such as: Ragged Dick, Tom and the Bootblack, Sink or Swin, and many more. All had same basic story line of a young boy who was given an opportunity to improve himself.
  2. in Chicago in 1894, Pullman cut wages but refused to lower rents in the company town. So the workers went on strike.
  3. They built the first gasoline-driven motor vehicle in America in 1903.
  4. A central corperate body that would buy up the stock of various members of the Standard Oil trust and establish direct, formal ownership of the corperations in the trust.
  5. Developed a relatively small meatpacking company into a great national corperation.

5 True/False questions

  1. General ElectricCalifornia writer and activist who published Progress and Poverty in 1879. It became one of the best-selling non-fiction works in American publishing history. He blamed social problems on the ability of a few wealthy monopolists growing wealthy by raising land values.

          

  2. Pool ArrangementsInformal agreements among various companies to stabalize rates and divide markets.

          

  3. American Federation of LaborLed by Eugene Debs, he refused to handle Pullman cars and equiptment. Within a few days thousands of railroad workers and territories were on strike. Transportation from chicago to the Pacific Coast was paralyzed.

          

  4. Isaac SingerA minister in a small Massachusetts town who was driven from his pulpit becuase of the scandal connected to his active homosexuality. He moved to New York where he wrote novels such as: Ragged Dick, Tom and the Bootblack, Sink or Swin, and many more. All had same basic story line of a young boy who was given an opportunity to improve himself.

          

  5. John Peter AltgeldGovernor of Illinois who demonstrated sympathies for workers and their grievances. He refused to call out the militia to protect employers.