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Turn of the Century

QuestionAnswer
Why were the cattle industry and cowboys allowed to flourish during the period after  the civil war? unfenced land
Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell
True or False: The Wright Brothers opened the era of aviation. True
Who was a teacher and developed hundreds of uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes, and soybeans? George Washington Carver
What was Thomas Edison's area of expertise? electric power
True or False: The television, airplane, and radio were invented after the light bulb. True
How did Edison's light bulb change the way people lived in the late 19th century?
Inventions by Edison, Bell, and the Wright Brothers improved life for Americans by: transportation, light at night, and better methods of communication
What did the Wright Brothers do to change history?
Pick one of the following inventors then describe how his invention made life better for Americans in the late 19th century: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, or The Wright Brothers.
What did Theodore Roosevelt use to demonstrate his "big stick" policy to the rest of the world? U.S. Navy
Theodore Roosevelt Quote: “The labor unions shall have a square deal, and the corporations shall have a square deal, and in addition, all private citizens shall have a square deal.” What is the best explanation for Theodore Roosevelt making this statement The interests of business owners, workers, and consumers should be balanced.
True or False: The U.S. supported a Panamanian revolt against Columbia in order to build the canal. true
True or false: Roosevelt's policy about Latin America in the late 1900s was that the U.S. should not have the right to interfere with economic matters of Western Hemisphere countries. False
Which war was helpful in deciding the need for the canal? Spanish American War
True or False: Theodore Roosevelt played a major part in the development of Panama. True
Theodore Roosevelt pledged to protect ___________ from European military action. Latin America
True or false: Many immigrants lived in the slums and worked for low pay. True
True or False: Chinese immigrants were used as railroad workers. True
What is the name of the immigrant processing center located in the New York Harbor? Ellis Island
Immigration has had an impact on: the language, traditions, and the cultural landscape of many regions.
The challenges immigrants faced in the cities are: political corruption led by political machines using the votes of immigrants, housing shortages, and Dishonest employees taking advantage of immigrants
True or false: Immigrants were given low paying jobs, opportunities to become "Americanized", and lived in urban areas. True
Why were most manufacturing areas (factories) clustered around centers of population after 1877? Many people were required to operate the factories, and workers did not travel far to a job.
Nat Love was an African American cowboy in Texas at the turn of the 20th century.  Which of the following best explains why many African Americans, like Nat Love,  went to work as cowboys after the Civil War? African Americans developed skills when they were slaves because they were responsible for  tending to herds and ranches while many of their owners were away fighting in the Civil War.
The results of the Spanish-American War: The United States rose as a world power. Cuba gained independence from Spain. The United States gained possession of Puerto  Rico, Guam, and the  Philippines.
True or False: William McKinley was president during the Spanish-American War. True
People in northern cities wanted to buy beef and were willing to pay more for it.  ____prompted cattle ranchers to begin using cattle drives as a way to get the cows  the nearest railroad which would deliver the beef to the cities. Price incentives
The major reason the U.S. completed construction of the Panama Canal was to — increase access to new markets abroad
Why was Pittsburgh a good choice in  locating the steel industry? -Moving of iron ore deposits - Nearby coal mines - Transportation to move products or materials
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