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5 Matching questions

  1. NAACP
  2. New Nationalism
  3. Hepburn Act
  4. muckrakers
  5. Federal Reserve Act of 1913
  1. a
    Roosevelt; an era of national unity in which government would coordinate and regulate economic activity
  2. b
    created 12 district banks that would lend $ at discount rates (could increase/decrease amt. of $ in circulation); loosen/tighten credit with nation's needs; first central banking system since 1836. Gives liquidity to fund all future wars without specifically going to Congress to ask for war funds.
  3. c
    Group of attorneys, aimed to end racial discrimination and obtain voting rights by pursuing legal redress in the courts
  4. d
    gave ICC more authority to set railroad freight/storage rates but also gave court the power to overturn rate decisions (tradeoff)
  5. e
    journalists who fed public taste for scandal and sensation by exposing social, economic, and political wrongs

5 Multiple choice questions


  1. Roosevelt's supporters (progressives) created a third party in election against dem. Wilson and socialist Debs; campaign = most thorough evaluation of American system since 1896

  2. (Roosevelt- 1906) reinforced gov. regulation of meat production as fueled by "the jungle"
  3. "WWJD"; belief that one could counter the brutality of capitalism by applying Christian principles toward worldly matters

  4. progressive lawyers argued that law should be flexible enough to reflect needs of society; judged imbued with laissez-faire theories opposed this view

  5. opposed Washington and believed a select group of African Americans should use their skill to pursue racial equality; formed NAACP

5 True/False questions

  1. referendum
    Wilson; concentrated economic power threatened individual liberty and monopolies had to be broken up so marketplace could become genuinely open

          

  2. Northern Securities Act
    (Roosevelt) supreme court ordered breakup of JP Morgan's N. Securities Co. (railroad); success of policy to judge trust on case by case basis

          

  3. progressive era
    1895-1920; period characterized by dynamic political leaders (Roosevelt/Wilson) and emergence from war and economic depression. Sense of renewal served to intensify anxiety over social/political problems and raise hopes they could be fixed and democracy could be reconciled with capitalism.

          

  4. Woodrow Wilson
    Wilson; concentrated economic power threatened individual liberty and monopolies had to be broken up so marketplace could become genuinely open

          

  5. 16th Amendment
    provided for direct election of US senators (previously by state legislatures); state legislatures thought by progressivists to be corrupt