History of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act


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A tariff is a

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1. The Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act was signed by

2. Those who considered themselves Progressive Republicans wanted to

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet, you can shore up your understanding of the purpose of tariffs and the nature of how compromises work. You'll need to be familiar with the definition of tariff and understand the passage of an act is a cooperative effort.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can test your knowledge of the following:

  • Consequences of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act
  • The definition of tariff
  • Goals of Progressive Republicans
  • The president who signed the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet provide students with the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of the use of a tariff and its possible purposes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the passage of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act and its consequences and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tariffs

Additional Learning

To learn more about the details of the passage and results of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act, read the accompanying lesson entitled History of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Discuss the nature of the Payne Proposal and why it was supported by Taft and the Progressive Republicans
  • Comment on how Conservative Republicans felt about tariffs
  • Discover what the Aldrich Proposal advocated
  • Define the result of the compromise that was reached in passing the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act
  • Examine the political ramifications of the passage of the act