Ch. 16 America's Gilded Age, 1870-1890 Pt. 3 Flashcards Preview

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1

The ______ _______ _____ of _____ marked the first step in establishing a professional civil service and removing office holding from the hands of political machines.

Civil Service Act
1883

2

True or False: In the late 1800s, California tried to attract immigrants by advertising its pleasant climate and the availability of land, although large-scale corporate farms were coming to dominate the state’s agriculture.

True

3

True or False: The West was a remarkably homogeneous region—only in the twentieth century would it become ethnically diverse.

False

4

The Knights of Labor regarded inequalities of ______ and ______ as a growing threat to American democracy.

wealth
power

5

The _______ __ ______ regarded inequalities of wealth and power as a growing threat to American democracy.

Knights of Labor

6

True or False: During the two decades following the Civil War, which were known as the golden age of the cattle kingdom, cowboys were highly paid.

False

7

True or False: According to Social Darwinism, government should seek to help the poor and build an activist state to regulate the nation’s corporations.

False

8

Inspired in part by _________ ________’s assassination by a disappointed office seeker, the Civil Service Act of 1883 created a merit system for federal employees.

President Garfield

9

Inspired in part by President Garfield’s assassination by a disappointed office seeker, the ______ ________ ____ of _____ created a merit system for federal employees.

Civil Service Act
1883

10

Inspired in part by President Garfield’s assassination by a disappointed office seeker, the Civil Service Act of 1883 created a _____ _______ for _______ employees.

merit system
federal

11

During the second industrial revolution, _____ ______ became America’s leading source of livelihood.

wage labor