History Test 1

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  1. The 13th amendment, adopted in 1865, states that:
    Slavery will no longer exist in the United States.
  2. Guidebook authors and agents for land grant
    railroads and immigration companies tended to describe the American West as:
    A new Eden filled with fertile land.
  3. According to the Plessy v. Ferguson decision:
    Separation facilities for blacks and white were illegal.
  4. The “new immigrants” whose migration to the United States increased after 1880 came mainly from:
    Southern and eastern Europe.
  5. In the working class neighborhoods of American industrial
    cities in the three decades after the civil war:
    Ethic groups often gathered in a particular area.
  6. A successful leader of the American federation of labor was:
    Samuel Gompers.
  7. By 1890, blacks found the Republican Party:
    Willing to compromise black needs to obtain political support for other issues.
  8. An example of a reform union would be:
    The knights of labor.
  9. Maine was destroyed by:
    Persons Unknown.
  10. In the last three decades the nineteenth century, political bosses who dominated city government:
    Provided social services which formal government did not.
  11. The leader of the American Railway Union was:
    Eugene V. Debs
  12. The “Bourbons” are best understood as:
    Southern “redeemers” who wanted to exclude blacks from power.
  13. The grange (or patrons of Husbandry) hoped to help farmers by creating:
    Co-ops to bring down the cost of supplies to the farmer.
  14. The idea behind horizontal integration of a monopoly is to:
    Gain control of an industry choke point to gain control the entire industry.
  15. The idea behind vertical integration of a monopoly is to:
    Control every aspect of an industry, from raw materials to sales outlets.
  16. Jay Gould, the railroad magnate, set out in 1886 ti set a trap for and destroy:
    The Knights of Labor.
  17. The elaborate organization of the big city political machines was aimed at:
    Turning out the vote on election day.
  18. In U.S. v. Harris (1882), the supreme court held that:
    Federal laws punish crimes such as murder assault were unconstitutional.
  19. The philosophy of social Darwinism appealed to American businessmen because it justified their belief that:
    Their business tactics were legitimate.
  20. With the change from sailing ships to steamships in the late nineteenth century, immigration increased for all of the following reasons except:
    Epidemics do not break out on steel ships.
  21. Alfred Thayer Mahan is best remembered for writing:
    The influence of seapower upon history.
  22. All of the following were factors which pushed Europeans to immigrate to America except:
    Loss of voting rights among the peasants.
  23. Railroads contributed to the economic growth of the U.S. in all of the following ways except:
    By encouraging widespread ownership of the transportation industries.
  24. Frederick Jackson Turner is best remembered for writing:
    The significance of the frontier in American history.
  25. The railroad strike of 1877 indicated that:
    Business was becoming national rather than local in scope.
  26. Immigration restriction passed prior to 1924 were not very successful because:
    The restriction were too vague to enforce consistently.
  27. The knights of labor was:
    By definition open to anyone who “toiled,” with a handful of exceptions.
  28. In its efforts to help workers, the American federation of labor sought:
    Short-term gains such as pay increases, the eight-hour day, and improved working conditions.
  29. The Haymarket square riot of 1886 was:
    An indication to the public that society and labor were riddled with radicals.
  30. The grange virtually disappeared after 1884 because:
    It lacked an effective central organization.
  31. The outcome of the Pullman strike of 1894 indicated that the federal government:
    Would intervene on the side of management rather than labor.
  32. Governor General Weyler came to be known was “butcher Weyler” in the U.S. as a result of:
    The use of “Reconcentrado” camps.
  33. Pools and cartels tented to fail because:
    They were voluntary agreements and therefor non-binding.
  34. The Omaha platform of the populist included all of the following except:
    Federal subsidies for local banks.
  35. The Pullman strike was broken when scabs were ordered to:
    Hook the U.S. mail cars to Pullman coaches.
  36. In the 1870s efforts by the labor unions to gain bargaining powers were unsuccessful primarily because:
    Many Americans feared the tactics of the unions and considered them too radical.
  37. The settlement of the homestead strike of 1892 was significant because it
    Crippled the power of the steel workers to unionize.
  38. The anti-imperialists opposed U.S. acquisition of an empire for all of the following reasons Except:
    The vast majority of Americans opposed such empire-building.
  39. The urban political machine had all of the following goals except:
    Keeping the Irish Catholics from gaining control of city government.
  40. One of the primary beliefs of the farmers’ alliance was that:
    Too much power was in the hands of a few corporations and financial institutions.
  41. The new York county courthouse was seen as boss William tweed’s masterpiece because:
    It would up costing 52 times as much as estimated.
  42. In general, the populist movement was primarily supported by:
    Small farmers.
  43. By the end of the 1800s the use of cartels, trusts, and holding companies by big business resulted in:
    A concentration of economic power in the hands of a few.
  44. Member of the “old immigration” were likely to come from any of the following except:
  45. When the south sent a number of former confederate civil and military official to Washington D.C. as congressmen following the war, northern congressmen:
    Refused to seat them.
  46. In Williams v. Mississippi (1898), the court in effect found that:
    Black voters could be disenfranchised through literacy tests.
  47. Holding companies are from of consolidation which :
    A central corporation body formally purchases the stocks of various corporations.
  48. Commodore George Dewey became the leading American hero of the Spanish-American war as a result of:
    His victory at Manilia Bay.
  49. The leader of the American railroad union was:
    Eugene V. Debs.
  50. Most immigrants to the U.S. settled in the northeast, mainly because:
    That was where the industrial jobs they wanted were located.
  51. The leader of the southern farmer’s alliance was:
    Charles W. Macune.
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History Test 1
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