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Immigration and the Gilded Age

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  • Q1
    Which term is best reflected in the cartoon above?
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    Nativism
    Immigration
    Urbanization
    Great Migration
    30s
  • Q2
    Who was Emma Lazarus?
    A leader of the Temperance Movement.
    A suffragist that picketed the White House.
    The founder of the Hull House.
    The author of the poem "The New Colossus" that is engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty.
    30s
  • Q3
    Which statement about workers during the Gilded Age is false?
    Workers in factories were valued and given decent wages and safe working conditions.
    Unskilled workers were often replaced by immigrant labor.
    Immigrants were among the exploited labor force.
    Workers were subjected to unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
    30s
  • Q4
    Which combination is incorrectly matched?
    New Immigrants: Southern and Eastern Europe, varied religions, few spoke English
    Old Immigrants: arrived before 1885. New Immigrants: arrived after 1885.
    Old Immigrants: Northern and Southern Europe, Protestant, many spoke English
    Old Immigrants: Northern and Western Europe, Protestant, many spoke English.
    30s
  • Q5
    Which of the following would not be considered a pull factor?
    Democracy
    Unemployment
    Industrialization
    Homestead Act
    30s
  • Q6
    Which of the following immigration policies was established to restrict immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe?
    Gentlemen's Agreement
    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Quota System/National Origins Act
    Open Immigration
    30s
  • Q7
    Which term/phrase would not describe where the poor in the cities lived?
    city center
    tenements
    outskirts of the city
    ghettoes
    30s
  • Q8
    Which statement about tenements and settlement houses is incorrect?
    They were associated with the poor.
    They were established to benefit the wealthy.
    They were located in large cities.
    They were often occupied by an immigrant population.
    30s
  • Q9
    Which is not a concern nativists had about immigrant populations?
    They were culturally inferior, exposed Americans to disease and were criminals.
    They provided a much needed labor force for the United States as it industrialized.
    They work for less money and underbid the American worker.
    They were used as strikebreakers.
    30s
  • Q10
    Which statement about the Sherman Anti-trust Act is false?
    It was aimed at dissolving big business (trusts and monopolies) that eliminated competition.
    Theodore Roosevelt will use it to break up Standard Oil trust.
    It was supported by the owners of trusts and monopolies.
    It was misused against unions.
    30s
  • Q11
    Which is not a goal of labor unions?
    Increasing profits for business owners.
    Higher pay for workers
    Job security
    8 hour work day
    30s
  • Q12
    Which statement about child labor is false?
    Children were an exploited labor force.
    Child laborers received low wages.
    Child labor was an area of concern among Progressives.
    Child labor no longer exists.
    30s
  • Q13
    Which was not a result of Henry's Ford's method of automobile production?
    The growth of the automobile industry led to the growth of other industries including glass, oil, steel and construction.
    The assembly line led to mass production of cars.
    Cars were too expensive for the middle class.
    The cost of cars declined.
    30s
  • Q14
    Which statement would men like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller most likely agree?
    The Sherman Anti-trust Act was of benefit to trust and monopoly owners.
    Trusts and monopolies are a threat to free enterprise.
    Trust and monopoly owners had too much influence over government.
    Competition in industry is wasteful and inefficient.
    30s
  • Q15
    Which industrialist is incorrectly paired?
    J.D.Rockefeller: Oil Industry
    A. Carnegie: Steel Industry
    J.P. Morgan: Banking Industry
    C. Vanderbilt: Steel industry
    30s

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