The Pinchot-Ballinger Controversy - Quiz & Worksheet


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The Pinchot-Ballinger controversy occurred under which president?

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1. Which of these men opened up Alaskan land to private business?

2. What did Taft do when informed of the accusations against Ballinger and his land deals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You're going to be asked about subjects surrounding the Pinchot-Ballinger controversy, such as charges against Ballinger, the president at the time, and links to the controversy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be assessed on:

  • Who was president at the time of the controversy
  • Private business in Alaska
  • Taft's actions on the Ballinger accusations
  • The department that charged Ballinger
  • Circumstances linked to the Pinchot-Ballinger controversy

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Pinchot-Ballinger controversy and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Taft's attitude toward Ballinger
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the major players and events involved in the controversy, as well as actions resulting from it

Additional Learning

If you take the opportunity to watch our affiliated video lesson, The Pinchot-Ballinger Controversy, you can learn even more about this information. The lesson covers:

  • Taft's take on big business
  • The relationship between Taft and Roosevelt
  • A split in the Republican Party
  • Impacts of the Pinchot-Ballinger controversy