CH 16

All of the following factors contributed to explosive economic growth during the Gilded Age EXCEPT
low tarrifs
By 1890, the majority of Americans
worked for wages
The second industrial revolution was marked by
the acceleration of factory production and increased activity in the mining and railroad industries
the ______________ made possible the second industrial revolution in America
railroads
In 1883, _____________ divided the nation into four time zones still used today
the major railroad compainies
Thomas Edison
invented, among other things, a system for generating and distributing electricity
One significant economic impact of the second industrial revolution was
frequent and prolonged economic depression
For workers, the second industrial revolution meant all of the following EXCEPT
a decrease in child labor
in How the Other Half Lives, Jacob Riis
focused on the wretched conditions of New York City slums
The Plains Indians
included the Cheyenne, Comanche, Crow, Kiowa, and Sioux
What did hunters shoot while riding on railroads across the west
buffalo
Chief Joseph
wanted freedom for his people, the New Percé
What was the aim of Carlisle, a boarding school for Indians
to civilize the Indians, making them “American” as whites defined the term
The Dawes Act of 1887
sought to break up the tribal system
The Dawes Act of 1887
divided tribal lands into parcels of land for Indian families
Elk vs Wilkins (1884)
agreed with lower court rulings that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment did not apply to Indians
The Ghost Dance
was a religious revitalization campaign among Indians, feared by whites
Which event marked the end of the Indian Wars
Battle of Wounded Knees
“Boss” William M. Tweed was a
the head of a political machine
Crédit Mobiler and Whiskey Ring
were indicative of the corruption in the Grant administration
Republican economic policies strongly favored
eastern industrialists and bankers
The Civil Service Act of 1883
created a merit system for government workers
The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887 to
regulate railroad gauge size
The Greenback-Labor Party
wanted to increase the amount of money in circulation
The Grange was an organization that
established cooperatives for storing and marketing farm output
During the second industrial revolution, the courts
tended to favor the interests of industry over those of labor
The Great Railroad Strike of 1887
was evidence of worker solidarity and the close ties between industry and the Republican Party
The Social Gospel
called for an equalization for wealth and power
Which statement about the Haymarket Affair is FALSE
The Knights of Labor was directly responsible for the violence that took place at Haymarket

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