5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
- William Jennings Bryan
- Central Park
- Niagara Movement
- a Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1858, New York's Central Park was the first example of a movement to create urban parks.
- b The social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
- c A group of black and white reformers who organized the NAACP in 1909
- d A fire in New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Company in 1911 killed 146 people, mostly women. They died because the doors were locked and the windows were too high for them to get to the ground. Dramatized the poor working conditions and let to federal regulations to protect workers.
- e United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
5 Multiple choice questions
- A rundown apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
- The central bank of the United States
- Program to teach American culture to immigrants
- A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US constitution
- A system that bound laborers into slavery in order to work off a debt to the employer
5 True/False questions
George Vanderbilt → Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1858, New York's Central Park was the first example of a movement to create urban parks.
Muckraker → One who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
W.E.B. DuBois → First American Serial Killer
Mass transit → William Tweed, head of Tammany Hall, NYC's powerful democratic political machine in 1868. Between 1868 and 1869 he led the Tweed Reign, a group of corrupt politicians in defrauding the city. Example: Responsible for the construction of the NY court house; actual construction cost $3million. Project cost tax payers $13million.
H.H. Holmes → Settlement home designed as a welfare agency for needy families. It provided social and educational opportunities for working class people in the neighborhood as well as improving some of the conditions caused by poverty.