Why were Americans fascinated by politics during the Gilded Age?
mass entertainment and favorable sport
The grandfather clause waived the literacy requirement for voters whose ancestor had
Voted before 1867
Which of the following groups made up the bulk of the electorate until 1900?
These were parts of the Republican party’s platform in the post-Civil War period?
NOT: Decentralized government power
American politics in the 1870s and 1880s experienced political parties that were?
NOT: Civil war was fading
The first state railroad commissions
were advisory in nature
In this case, the Supreme Court upheld the right of states to regulate commerce.
Munn vs. Illinois
The Wabash decision stated that
States could regulate only intra state commerce
The Intrastate Commerce Commission
was the first attempt at the federal regulation
Until the 1890s, describe Presidential power
weaker than Congress
The president who entered the White House after the fraudulent election of 1876 was
Rutherford B Hayes (Republican)
Which of the following presidents was assassinated in office?
James A Garfield
Examine the political cartoon (circa 1900) shown above and determine which of the following observations could be correctly drawn from the information contained in the drawing
Bribery, buy their way to presidency.
The Pendleton Act
provided a merit system for the national government
curtailed federal government activities
Name a Democrat who served as president in the post-civil war period?
Examine the photograph given above (circa 1888). Which of the following statements is a correct observation that can be drawn from the information contained within the photo?
get people involved in campaign
What court decision severely crippled the Sherman Antitrust Act?
U.S. vs E.C.
As speaker of the House, he was able to force legislation through Congress.
Thomas Brackett Reed
What were accomplishments of the Harrison administration?
NOT: Bland-Addison Act
The Sherman Antitrust Act
vague of the mercy of courts
The case of United States vs E.C. Knight
drew share distinction between commerce and manufacturing
Those who supported the free coinage of silver
were convinced it would help the Agrarian sectors
The Sherman Solver Purchase Act
kept a limited amount of silver coinage in circulation
Why was the Republican-controlled Congress of 1890 important?
legislation shaped the future policy of the nation
What were reasons for farm discontent in the late nineteenth century?
inability to organize and voice their discontent
Who were organizations of farmers that sprang into existence in the late 1880s?
NOT: The Grange
The major objective of the Alliance Movement was
to organize and policize the American Frontier
What were demands of the Populist party?
NOT: Maintenance of the gold standard
The Populist candidate for president in 1892 was
The election of 1892 as it related to the Populist Party
The Panic of 1893
was caused by the economic changes of the period
What were consequences of the depression of 1893?
It brought urban and rural societies closer together
As the leader of the unemployed marching on Washington, he demanded that the government fund jobs
The individual who rocketed to national attention because of the Pullman strike was
Eugene V Debs
President Cleveland broke the Pullman strike on grounds that it had
obstructed the delivery of mail
What were consequences of the Pullman strike?
workers had demands met, Western half was paralized
In the 1890s, miners of the Midwest
were seriously affected by the flood of immigrants from south east Europe
The president of the United States during the depression of 1893 was
Early in the 1890s, the Democrats succeeded in
modestly reducing tariff levels
In 1894, what happened relative to political environment
Democrats broke the party’s stalemate
The greatest change in American literature during the late 1800s was the rise of
The writings of Mark Twain
relied on realism and humor of American life
Who were prominent American writers of the late nineteenth century?
NOT: Jacob Coxey
The literary naturalists argued that
the environment had a great effect on shaping American’s human characters
The leading naturalist writer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was
The major issue of the election of 1896 was
When the Democrats endorsed silver in 1896, the Populists
seconded the nomination of William Jennings Bryan
The two major presidential candidates of the 1896 election were
William Jennings Bryan and William Mckinley
Why was William Jennings Bryan defeated in 1896?
the established eastern press had deserted him
As president, William McKinley
was an activist president
The 1890s had might be said to have had what effect on the US
shaped the 20th century, destiny of nation