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Foster 102 History Midterm
Terms in this set (31)
The very poor generally did not migrate west because:
they generally could not afford the expense of transportation, land, and supplies
Why was Birmingham, Alabama referred to as the "Pittsburgh of the South" during the New South era?
It was an iron center.
The Comstock Lode refers to:
a mining discovery of gold and silver in Nevada
Which region of the United States had the greatest proportion of urban dwellers?
the Far West
All of the following statements about football are true EXCEPT:
it was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts
The 1890 census report revealed that:
the frontier era in American development was over
Choose the answer that lists the events in their proper chronological sequence from earliest to most recent.
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, End of Reconstruction, US Supreme Court ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson
The invention of electric motors did all of the following EXCEPT:
led to the bankruptcy of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company
Who was president when the U.S. acquired the right to build a canal across Panama?
The Knights of Labor:
called for men and women to have equal pay for equal work
"Nativists" believed that:
immigrants threatened traditional American culture
Alfred Thayer Mahan:
argued that sea power was essential to national greatness
The battleship Maine:
exploded in Havana Harbor and fueled calls for war with Spain
From the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century:
corporations grew in size and power
The United States acquired all of the following as a result of the Spanish-American War EXCEPT:
Congress has the power to lay and collect taxes
Senators are elected
Banning manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages
Men and women have equal voting rights
Sets presidential terms and how often congress meets
Black Men can vote
The Nevada Constitution is intermediate length
Nevada Constitution is comprised of 19 articles
Paramount allegiance of every citizen is not due to state rather than federal government
To be governor you must be 25 and 2 years resident
Forbids public funding of non-secular schools
You must be 18 to vote
Governor has 4-year term
The original prevision that allowed foreigners to vote after 6 months residence was removed before the constitution was ratified by the people due to strong public opposition
In 1912 the Nevada Constitution was amended to provide for the recall of elected officials
The constitution was not amended to prohibit dueling after a large southern migration
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