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Holt United States History Chapter 18: Americans Move West (1850-1890) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did Frederick Jackson Turner believe the frontier impacted American society?

Question 2 2. Where was the first transcontinental railroad completed?

Question 3 3. How did the Homestead Act successfully populate the frontier?

Question 4 4. How did the Wabash Case impact the series of state-level regulations benefiting farmers known as Granger laws?

Question 5 5. Which sentence effectively describes America's relationship with Chinese immigrants in the late 1800s?

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Question 6 6.

The expansion of the railroad to the west resulted in…

I. Increased western settlement

II. New opportunities for farmers and businessmen

III. Strengthening of Native American cultures

IV. The creation of time zones

Question 7 7. Which was NOT a goal of the Populist movement?

Question 8 8. How did George Westinghouse contribute to the expansion of the Transcontinental Railroad?

Question 9 9. Which person was the first to settle on the frontier in the mid-19th century?

Question 10 10.

Which sentence appropriately summarizes this quote from the 'Turner Thesis'?

The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward explain American development.

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Question 11 11. How was the railroad both an asset and a detriment to the frontier?

Question 12 12. What was the effect of the Wabash case?

Question 13 13. What was the Interstate Commerce Commission?

Question 14 14. How did Granges differ from Farmers' Alliances?

Question 15 15. What did William Jennings Bryan mean when he said, You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns; you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold?

Holt United States History Chapter 18: Americans Move West (1850-1890) Chapter Exam Instructions

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