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Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How were the 'new' immigrants different from the 'old' immigrants to America?

Question 2 2. How did George Westinghouse contribute to the expansion of the Transcontinental Railroad?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is true of the working condition during the Gilded Age?

Question 4 4. How does Frederick Taylor's principles of scientific management approach the recruitment and training of workers?

Question 5 5.

'The man of wealth [is]… sole agent and trustee for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience, and ability to administer - doing for them better than they would or could do for themselves.'

What philosophy does this excerpt represent?

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Question 6 6. Why was the 1875 Page Act introduced?

Question 7 7. Were Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie 'Captains of Industry' or 'Robber Barons'?

Question 8 8. How did the Homestead Act successfully populate the frontier?

Question 9 9. Social Darwinism tried to excuse _____.

Question 10 10. Which was an effect of the Sherman Antitrust Act?

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. How did muckrakers like Jacob Riis help bring about urban reform?

Question 13 13. Which was an effect of the Sherman Antitrust Act?

Question 14 14. Which of the following was NOT linked to American industrialization in the late 19th century?

Question 15 15. Why was there a sudden growth of northern urban population centers in the late 19th century?

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Question 16 16. Which was NOT an effect of the Second Industrial Revolution?

Question 17 17. Which of the following best defines nativism?

Question 18 18. How did the American Federation of Labor (AFL) differ to the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)?

Question 19 19. Which is the best explanation of a trust?

Question 20 20. Why was Frederick Taylor dissatisfied with systematic management processes?

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Question 21 21. How did the federal government collect most of its revenue in the late 1800s?

Question 22 22. Which was NOT a goal of the Populist movement?

Question 23 23. What happened during the Pullman Strike?

Question 24 24. Which terms best describe urban life in the late 1800s and early 1900s?

Question 25 25. When did the American labor union movement begin building strength?

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Question 26 26. Who claimed to want to help out needy Americans?

Question 27 27. Which was the most popular sport at the end of the 19th century?

Question 28 28. Why did the Second Industrial Revolution take place?

Question 29 29. How did the Bessemer steel process impact the labor market?

Question 30 30. How did Frederick Jackson Turner believe the frontier impacted American society?

Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900) Chapter Exam Instructions

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