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Chapter 16

1.) All of the following factors contributed to explosive economic growth during the Gilded Age EXCEPT:
Question options: | a) | availability of capital for investment. | | b) | a growing supply of labor. | | c) | abundant natural resources. | | d) | low tariffs. | | e) | federal land grants to railroads. | | | 1 / 1 point | 2.) By 1890, the majority of Americans:
Question options: | a) | worked as farmers. | | b) | worked as independent craftsmen. | | c) | worked in the mining industry. | | d) | were moving into the middle class. | | e) | worked for wages. | | | 1 / 1 point | 3.) The second industrial revolution was marked by:
Question options: | a) | a return to
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16.) The Civil Service Act of 1883:
Question options: | a) | created a merit system for government workers. | | b) | favored candidates with political influence. | | c) | was passed in response to the assassination of President Lincoln. | | d) | applied only to women. | | e) | applied only to elected officeholders. | | | | 17.) The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887 to:
Question options: | a) | distribute land allocations to railroad companies. | | b) | standardize the transportation of animal feed between states. | | c) | oversee state taxes. | | d) | regulate railroad gauge size. | | e) | ensure that railroads charged farmers and merchants reasonable and fair rates. | | | | 18.) The Greenback-Labor Party:
Question options: | a) | wanted banks to control the money supply. | | b) | wanted to increase the amount of money in circulation. | | c) | wanted to decrease the money supply. | | d) | was unable to elect any of its candidates, even on the local level. | | e) | supported the use of force against striking workers. | | | 0 / 1 point | 19.) The Grange was an organization that: | a) | pushed for the eight-hour day. | | b) | sought to raise railroad rates. | | c) | opposed government regulation of shipping charges. | | d) | pushed for railroads to acquire more land in the West.

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