History of New York State quiz 3
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Who was the first author to incorporate cities into the American Dream?
Which immigrant group of the 1840s and 1850s were particularly successful?
Which three immigrant groups were the largest in the late 19th century?
Jews, Italians, and Poles
Who was the richest man in the U.S. during the Gilded Age?
In what area did Cornelius Vanderbilt make his greatest fortune?
Which banker became the nation's most powerful man during the wave of mergers in 1895-1904?
Who jeopardized the economy of the entire nation for his own profit in 1869?
Who were the two inventors who waged the "current wars" in Schenectady?
Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse
Which two men does the author argue were "transformative figures" in the New York-based modernization of America's economy during the Gilded Age?
Gould and Vanderbilt
Which magazine became the most popular political journal after it was founded in 1876?
What was the name of the first woman's labor organization with "staying power" and who was its most important leader?
The Collar Laundry Unit, Kate Mullaney
What was the nickname of the railroad strike of 1877?
The Great Upheaval
Who established the American Federation of Labor?
Which group of people were especially hurt by the railroads, according to our text?
Where did farmers form New York State's first grange in 1867?
What were the two main concerns of the Farmers' Alliance?
1. Fairer railroad freight rates 2. More money in circulation
Who was Nathan Straus and why was he important?
Co founder of Macy's. He saw the connection between the poor quality of milk (putting chalk in it) and New York City's 40% mortality rate for children under 5
Who was Jacob Riis and why was he important?
He was a journalist who made a major contribution to America's "discovery of poverty". He took photographs of the dark realities of living and put them in a book called "How the Other Half Lives, Studies Among the Tenements of New York"
Who was the corrupt leader of the most infamous example of "political misrule" in American history?
William M. Tweed
How did Boss Tweed succeed legislatively?
He controlled the mayor, the governor, many state legislators, the city comptroller and all the city commissioners
What were the two main sentiments of the Know Nothing Party?
1. Anti-immigrant 2. Anti-Catholic sentiments
Who was the cartoonist who gave the nation some of its favorite symbols, such as Uncle Sam, Santa Claus, the Democratic Party donkey, the Republican Party elephant, and the Tammany Hall tiger?
Name four of the laws and reforms that Theodore Roosevelt supported as governor of New York State
1. Regulate sweatshops 2. Limit child labor 3. Set maximum hours for women workers 4. Raise teachers' salaries
What two aspects of life in New York State during the Gilded Age made leisure necessary?
1. Urbanization 2. Industrialization
Who was displaced by the building of Central Park?
African American Landowners
Who were the two men who designed Central Park?
Fredrick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux
What were the two main focuses of the Chautauqua movement?
1. Emphasized middle-class Victorian values 2. Escape from the city with a social gospel and intellectual development
What did Niagara Falls, Saratoga Springs, and Coney Island embrace, in contrast to Chautauqua?
Which new leisure area was most welcoming to the working classes?
Whose influence caused the state to create a forestry commission to protect the Catskills and Niagara Falls?
Who was the governor who began the era we call the "Progressive Era" in New York State?
Which governor ended the "progressive era" in New York?
Alfred E. Smith
How did people of the era address the complexities of urban and industrial growth?
Through legislation and benevolent organizations
Where was the Pan American Exposition of 1901 held?
What did the Pan American Exposition highlight?
Proclaimed American prosperity and self-confidence with a massive Fountain of Abundance (electricity)
What kind of concepts did the Pan American Exposition reinforce?
Who was shot at the Pan American Exposition?
Which New York State governor became president right after the Pan American Exposition?
What two industries did Charles Evans Hughes try to reform during his governorship?
Gas companies, state insurance
Which governor of New York "shaped New York's Progressivism"?
Charles Evans Hughes
Which of the governors of New York was a Tammany loyalist?
Alfred E. Smith
Where did Alfred E. Smith say he received his education?
Fulton fish market
What two areas did Alfred E. Smith bridge?
Immigrant machine politics and the Welfare State
Who was Alfred E. Smith's most valued advisor?
Who oversaw most of Alfred E. Smith's Reconstruction Commission?
What two programs did the social welfare program that Alfred E. Smith and Belle Moskowitz preview?
New Deal and the welfare state
Who was the dean of Progressive education at Columbia University?
What did Liberty Hyde Bailey, Dean at Cornell's school of agriculture, promote?
Improving rural education
Who instigated the Uprising of Twenty Thousand?
What are two improvements that the Women's Trade Union League strikers wanted?
Increased wages, decrease work hours
At what company was the worst workplace disaster until September 11, 2001?
Triangle Shirtwaist Company
Who believed that workers needed more than just their basic needs met?
Clara Lemlich (Rose Schneiderman)
What book influenced the activism of Frances Perkins?
How the Other Half Lives
Whose activism for working class women led her to the cabinet of Franklin Delano Roosevelt?
What altered the urban landscape during this period?
What did prohibition do to law abiding citizens?
Turned them into criminals
What did prohibition do to the justice system?
Made mockery of it
What did prohibition make illicit drinking seem like?
Glamorous and fun
What do we call the anti-radical hysteria of this period?
What did people think would happen if there was a Bolshevik Revolution in the U.S.?
Thought it would change church, home, marriage, civility, and American way of life
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