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By the end of the nineteenth century, the American working class
became influenced by new immigrants from Europe.
An important consequence of industrialization in the United States was
The social ethic that prevailed in late nineteenth-century America stressed that
economic success was available to anyone who worked hard.
During the late nineteenth century, the American middle class generally
enjoyed an improvement in its standard of living.
All of the following describes the American Federation of Labor EXCEPT:
It welcomed African American workers.
In the years from 1865 to 1900, middle-class men in America enjoyed
greater job opportunities
Black Americans who lived in the North between 1865 and 1900
experienced racial discrimination in employment.
Important in facilitating the conversion of American industry to mass production was
a shift to the use of steam power.
All of the following statements describe the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 EXCEPT:
The strike spread to Latin America and Europe.
In the era between 1865 and 1900, American workers
often protested against their working conditions.
The development and production of hard steel during the late nineteenth century fueled economic growth.
Because of the rapid growth of the economy during the late nineteenth century, there was little unemployment among American workers during that period.
In the period between the Civil War and the turn of the century, there was a general increase in the size of the American family.
The individual who helped establish new management techniques for railroad companies, and hence other American corporations, during the late nineteenth century was __________ .
When __________ introduced the Bessemer process in his plants, the price of steel dropped.
Between 1870 and 1890, the population doubled in the city of
In 1899, W. E. B. DuBois wrote
The Philadelphia Negro
In New York City, the __________ Settlement campaigned for small parks and the opening of schoolyards on weekends.
Chicago's counterpart in the West was __________ , a city founded by the Gold Rush of 1849.
In 1889, Jane Addams and her friend, __________ , helped start Hull House in Chicago.
Ellen Gates Starr
Settlement houses in the United States were the same as those in England.
Urban reformers were influenced by the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Tenement Reform Law of 1879 was designed to improve living conditions for tenement dwellers.
All of the following were pollution problems of nineteenth century cities EXCEPT
Atlanta was known as the "Chicago of the South" because of its proximity to a
Voter turnout in the 1880s hovered around _______ percent.
New York neighborhoods were divided by
All of the following are true regarding urban bosses EXCEPT they
were rarely corrupt
The Chinese met with a violent backlash in the state of
In 1891, the second largest city in the West, behind San Francisco, was
In 1893 a World's Columbian Exposition took place in the city of
In 1914, relations between Germany and Great Britain led to
Which of the following does NOT characterize Chinese views of the United States in 1900?
a place of racial equality
All of the following statements describe the relationship between the United States and Germany EXCEPT:
The two nations went to war over Mexico in 1900.
During the 1890s, a group of men led by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge
promoted a highly nationalistic foreign policy for the United States.
In the "insular cases," the Supreme Court determined that
Congress could treat some people under American control differently than it treated others.
During the first 50 years after independence, American foreign policy was concerned primarily with
A fundamental cause of the Spanish-American War was
public concern for the Cuban people
In the Venezuela boundary dispute, the United States
invoked the Monroe Doctrine
The historian who developed the thesis that "the dominant fact in American life has been expansion" was
Frederick J Turner
During the depression of the 1890s, American manufacturing production steadily increased.
As part of his expansionist program, Secretary of State Seward purchased Alaska from Russia.
Deaths among American soldiers during the Spanish-American War were greater from disease than from battle casualties.
When President McKinley was assassinated in 1900, a total of __________ American presidents had been killed since 1860.
In 1906, the United States invaded __________ and __________ in Central America.
The Philippines gained independence from American colonial control in the year __________ .
In their crusade to improve the conditions of the poor in America, the social justice progressives
generally supported prohibition of alcohol consumption.
The chief aim of municipal reform during the progressive era was to
modernize the city to benefit the business and professional classes
In 1902, the state of Maryland
passed the first workers compensation act
The American Federation of Labor
was most successful among coal miners, railroad workers, and the building trades.
An issue of particular importance to Theodore Roosevelt was
The muckrakers were important in the progressive movement because they
publicized what they believed were the problems in American society.
As a leader during the progressive era, Theodore Roosevelt
was the first president to support social reform.
A key figure in applying the principles of scientific management to industrial work was
According to John Dewey, American education should
be child-centered rather than subject-oriented.
Roosevelt formed a new political party in 1910-the Whig party.
Like most progressives of that time, President Theodore Roosevelt was a racist.
After two terms as president, Roosevelt regretted leaving politics, but would return again as a presidential candidate.
In 1902, Congress passed the __________ Act.
Roosevelt appointed a(n) __________ that inventoried the nation's natural resources.
National Conservation Commission
The key philosopher of progressive education during the first decades of the twentieth century was __________ .
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