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TEKS US History High School - H.15.B: Federal Government & Private Business

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High School - U.S. History
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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High School - U.S. History
Social Studies
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H.15.B: Federal Government & Private Business

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  • Q1
    How did the publication of Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' contribute to a change in the relationship between government and business?
    Laws were enacted that banned private companies from discriminating when hiring.
    Federal troops were mobilized to break strikes by labor unions.
    Congress created a regulatory agency to audit railroads.
    Government regulations requiring the inspection of food products were implemented.
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  • Q2
    Which of the following occurred as a result of the Sherman Antitrust Act?
    Workers secured a greater share of company profits.
    The influence of labor unions on factory owners was reduced.
    Businesses were required to pay fees to open overseas locations.
    The federal government could dissolve business monopolies.
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  • Q3
    One way the U.S. government responded to the problems caused by the conditions in this list was by -
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    passing the Interstate Commerce Act
    implementing the silver standard for currency
    creating a federal jobs program for the unemployed
    establishing a new tax on capital gains
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  • Q4
    The business practice described above eventually led to the enactment of legislation that -
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    protected domestic industries from foreign competition
    protected consumers by prohibiting monopolies
    guaranteed public access to corporate records
    required reciprocity agreements between state governments
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  • Q5
    In response to public concern over issues raised by Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the federal government expanded its role in -
    working with labor unions to increase worker salaries
    setting limits on the growth of private industry
    taking responsibility for the safety of consumers
    implementing social welfare programs
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  • Q6
    What was the most likely result of the publication of images such as this 1906 political cartoon?
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    Labor unions protested unsafe working conditions.
    Private companies refused to import foreign foods.
    The government passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
    The government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act.
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