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Am Hist Ch 16

Inventors, Gilded Age

How did Jane Addams help working mothers in Chicago slums? She established Hull House as a nursery and a job-training school
What is a "strike"? a work stoppage
What did the Pendleton Act do? The Pendleton Act established competitive exams for civil servants
What are tenements? crowded apartment buildings
What major disaster established the American Red Cross as a peacetime relief agency? Johnstown Flood of 1889
What state was the site of the last major land rush? Oklahoma
Where was gold discovered in the Colorado Territory? Pike's Peak
What is the Comstock Lode? A large vein of silver and gold discovered by Henry Comstock near Lake Tahoe
The Black Hills were considered by the Sioux to be __?__ sacred land of the gods
What were many Indian braves convinced that the Ghost Dance gave them? Immunity to bullets
Why did Mark Twain refer to the end of the 19th century as the Gilded Age? He believed that as the gilding process imitated costly gold, so did the corruption of culture, politics and commerce cheaply imitate a strong foundation for society.
What was the main idea of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise speech? Black Americans should aim for economic equality before aiming for political equality.
What is the name of the farmer's alliance which began as a social organization and quickly turned into a political organization? The Grange
What type of laws did the Grange attempt to pass? Laws which regulated railroad shipping rates.
What was the name of the battle in which Wyatt Earp and his brothers killed outlaw gunmen? Battle at the O.K. Corral
Where was the O.K. Corral? Tombstone, Arizona
What is the name of the political movement which proposed bigger government regulation of commerce? Populist Movement
What is one hazard of Progressive Movement of the early 1900s? The idea that government can solve problems better than individual choice in the free market.
What Supreme Court case upheld racial segregation? Plessy v Ferguson
"Separate but equal" is the idea behind __?__ racial segregation
What baseball player became an evangelist? Billy Sunday
What evangelist is considered to be the foremost preacher of the Second Great Awakening? D.L. Moody
What lawyer became an evangelist and is associated with the Second Great Awakening? Charles Finney
What Amendment established a federal income tax? Amendment 16
Who attacked General Custer at Little Big Horn? Crazy Horse and a band of Sioux Indians
Who led the expedition to the North Pole? Robert Peary
Who is the author of the poem, "The New Colossus", which is found at the base of the Statue of Liberty? Emma Lazarus
Who is the author of "O Captain, My Captain!" Walt Whitman
What "Hoosier" poet wrote "When the Frost is on the Punkin'"? James Whitcomb Riley
Winslow Homer is known for his paintings depicting rural life and ___?___ the sea
Who is the blind hymn writer whose works include "Blessed Assurance"? Fanny Crosby
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