Midterm Review Essay

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Chapter 16

1.) All of the following factors contributed to explosive economic growth during the Gilded Age EXCEPT:
Question options: | a) | availability of capital for investment. | | b) | a growing supply of labor. | | c) | abundant natural resources. | | d) | low tariffs. | | e) | federal land grants to railroads. | | | 1 / 1 point | 2.) By 1890, the majority of Americans:
Question options: | a) | worked as farmers. | | b) | worked as independent craftsmen. | | c) | worked in the mining industry. | | d) | were moving into the middle class. | | e) | worked for wages. | | | 1 / 1 point | 3.) The second industrial revolution was marked by:
Question options: | a) | a return to
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| | b) | lumber, mining industries, tourism, and farming. | | c) | the continued reliance on self-sufficient farming. | | d) | transportation modes other than the railroad. | | e) | the cooperation of the Plains Indians. | | | 1 / 1 point | 13.) What did hunters shoot while riding the railroads across the West?
Question options: | a) | horses | | b) | deer | | c) | antelope | | d) | Indians | | e) | buffalo | | | 1 / 1 point | 14.) Which statement about Chief Joseph’s appeal to an audience in Washington, D.C., in 1879 is FALSE?
Question options: | a) | He did not wish to speak to the audience, but had been coerced to do so by President Hayes. | | b) | He asked the white man for more than just talk, as he saw talk as broken promises. | | c) | He believed that the Indians and the white man could live in peace, without trouble between them. | | d) | He asked the policymakers of Washington to extend the same laws to the Indians as to the white man. | | e) | He attempted to convince his audience that its belief that Indians were like wild animals was false. | | | |

15.) What was the aim of Carlisle, a boarding school for Indians? | a) | to prepare them for reservation life | | b) | to train them in the professional skills necessary to return to the reservations as doctors and teachers | | c) | to convert them to Christianity so that they would

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