History 122 Midterm Study Questions Essay

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Question 1
All of the following factors contributed to explosive economic growth during the Gilded Age EXCEPT:

d) low tariffs.

Question 2
By 1890, the majority of Americans:

e) worked for wages.

Question 3
The second industrial revolution was marked by:

d) the acceleration of factory production and increased activity in the mining and railroad industries.

Question 4
The ____________ made possible the second industrial revolution in America.

b) railroads Question 5
In 1883, ____________ divided the nation into the four time zones still used today.

a) the major railroad companies

Question 6
In the nineteenth century, pools, trusts, and mergers were:

e) ways that
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Question 6

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How were federal troops used in the Pullman Strike of 1894?

To help suppress the strikers on behalf of the owners

Question 7

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William Jennings Bryan:

b) ran for president in 1896 on the free silver platform.

Question 8

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Who migrated to Kansas during the Kansas Exodus?

d) blacks Question 9

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Plessy v. Ferguson:

b) sanctioned racial segregation.

Question 10

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In Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the Supreme Court:

a) ruled that “separate but equal” accommodations were constitutional.

Question 11

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The new immigrants:

c) came from southern and eastern Europe.

Question 12

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The Immigration Restriction League:

d) wanted to bar immigrants who were illiterate.

Question 13

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The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882:

e) was the first time race was used to exclude an entire group of people from entering the United States.

Question 14

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Founded in 1886, the American Federation of Labor:

b) restricted membership to only skilled workers.

Question 15

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The American Federation of Labor’s founder Samuel Gompers used the idea of “freedom of contract”

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