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Midterm Review Homework

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  • Q1
    The “separate but equal” principle established by the Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) resulted in the
    forced integration of schools in the South
    continuation of racial segregation
    loss of citizenship for African American
    elimination of Jim Crow laws
  • Q2
    Progressive Era writers such as Upton Sinclair and Ida Tarbell were called muckrakers because they
    were members of political machines
    exposed corruption in business and government
    supported changes in farming methods
    based their writings on unsupported opinions
  • Q3
    In the period from 1890 to 1910, most immigrants from eastern and southern Europe settled in large cities of the eastern United States primarily because
    farmland had become very scarce
    factory jobs were available for unskilled workers
    there was much less discrimination in those cities
    they came mainly from large cities in their home countries
  • Q4
    Which change occurred in Southern agriculture in the years following the Civil War?
    Cotton production ended.
    Most small farms were joined into large plantations.
    Subsistence farming became illegal.
    Many formerly enslaved persons became sharecroppers.
  • Q5
    During the Progressive Era, many states began to use primary elections to allow voters to
    remove elected officials from their offices
    petition their elected representatives to pass laws
    express their views on proposed new laws
    choose party candidates for elected offices
  • Q6
    Which 19th-century event supported the movement for women’s rights?
    Seneca Falls Convention
    Building of Transcontinental Railroad
    formation of the Republican Party
    Dred Scott decision
  • Q7
    Most nativists of the late 1800s would most likely have supported the
    creation of settlement houses to aid new immigrants
    passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act
    continuation of the contract labor system
    assimilation of Native American Indians into mainstream culture
  • Q8
    What was the goal of the Homestead Act?
    resolve conflicts with Native American Indians
    resolve conflicts with Native American Indians
    encourage settlement west of the Mississippi River
    provide land to minority groups
  • Q9
    After the Civil War, freedmen in the South had difficulty improving their economic condition because
    the system of sharecropping kept them in a cycle of poverty
    the federal government confiscated their 40- acre grants
    migration of factory workers from Northern cities had created competition for jobs
    literacy for formerly enslaved persons was prohibited
  • Q10
    In passing the Sherman Antitrust Act (1890),Congress intended to
    force large trusts to bargain with labor unions
    regulate rates charged by railroads
    distinguish good trusts from bad trusts
    prevent large corporations from eliminating their competition
  • Q11
    In the late 1800s, rapid urbanization was mainly the result of the
    Federally funded city redevelopment projects
    Migration of formerly enslaved persons to the West
    Impact of industrialization
    Shortage of land for new farms
  • Q12
    Who wrote How the Other Half Lives?
    Ida Tarbell
    John Rockefeller
    Thomas Nast
    Jacob Riis
  • Q13
    Which of the following is associated with Standard Oil?
    Thomas Nast
    Andrew Carnegie
    John Rockefeller
    Jacob Riis
  • Q14
    Which of the following people would not be considered a muckraker?
    Upton Sinclair
    Ida Tarbell
    Andrew Carnegie
    Jacob Riis

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