5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Andrew Jackson
- Jacob Riis
- Gospel of Wealth
- Adams-Onis Treaty
- Shays' Rebellion
- a An uprising against taxes in Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787; war veteran of the American Revolution who was burdened with debt when returned from war and faced possibility of being jailed for debts; rebellion drove off tax collectors
- b 1819 Treaty between the United States and Spain, in which Spain ceded Florida to the United States; also called the Transcontinental Treaty.
- c is an essay written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889 that described the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich. The central thesis of Carnegie's essay was the peril of allowing large sums of money to be passed into the hands of persons or organizations ill-equipped mentally or emotionally to cope with them. As a result, the wealthy entrepreneur must assume the responsibility of distributing his fortune in a way that it will be put to good use, and not wasted on frivolous expenditure.
- d photojournlaist; Reformer wrote "How the Other Half Lives;" describing the lives of poor immigrants.
- e 7th President of the United States 1829-1837; supported minimal government and the spoils system. Vetoed recharterization of the national bank, pursued harsh policy toward Native Americans; he won the Battle of New Orleans in 1812
5 Multiple choice questions
- a short speech given by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that has become one of the most loved and most quoted American speeches of all time. It expressed the grief of the terrible cost of the war and the reasons for preserving the Union.
- Called the "Boss". A corrupt NYC politician that stole millions of dollars in taxpayer money beginning in 1870. He was convicted of his crimes in 1873 and died in jail.
- 6th President of the United States 1825-1829; proposed greater federal involvement in the economy through tariffs and improvements such as roads, bridges, and canals. Made henry clay a cabinet member once he became president
- Inventor; developed the cotton gin in 1793, which rapidly increased cotton production in the south and led to a greater demand for slave labor; also invented a system of interchangeable parts
- Leader of Jamestown, Virginia, a colony in the early 1600's; leadership helped colony survive--focused on all working
5 True/False questions
Citizen Edmond Genet → Wanted to win American support for the French, married to stay in the US, stepped over the line by asking America to fight against the British
Eugene V. Debs → he organized one of the first industrial unions in the United States, the American Railway Union; involved in Pullman Strike of 1894; government intervened, obtaining an injunction against the strike on the theory that the strikers had obstructed the U.S. Mail, carried on Pullman cars, by refusing to show up for work. President Grover Cleveland sent Army to enforce the injunction; 13 strikers were killed, and thousands were blacklisted; $80-million worth of property was damaged, and Debs was found guilty of contempt of court for violating the injunction and sent to federal prison.
Henry David Thoreau → Transcendentalist author known for his work "Walden Pond" (1854) and other writings
W.E.B. DuBois → Illinois senator who introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed new territories to choose their own position on slavery; debated slavery issues againt Abraham Lincoln.
Alien and Sedition Acts → Laws passed by Congress in 1798 that enabled the government to imprison or deport aliens to prosecute critics of the government