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1

Who was Jay Cook?

prominent financial wizard who owned a banking company that declared bankruptcy

2

Did the government help out the failing businesses?

no

3

What was the largest railroad strike in the US?

Great Railroad Strike of 1877

4

Why did the railroad workers go on strike?

the wages were cut by as much as 20%

5

What did the strikers at the Haymarket Riot want?

shorter work days

6

What did Coxey believe?

the government should print paper money

7

What election was the greatest test for the Populist Party?

1896

8

What was William McKinley's presidential administration characterized as?

expansionists, probuisness

9

The "splendid little war" described by John Hay was what?

Spanish-American War

10

Who was Ida B. Wells?

an African American Journalist/Suffragist who fought for civil rights

11

Who delivered the speech "Cross of Silver"?

William Jennings

12

What did the Grange Laws do?

regulate rising fare prices of railroad and grain elevator companies

13

What did the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act do?

create a merit system for governmental jobs

14

What is boodle?

money gained or spent illegally

15

Who was considered the "boss" of Tammany Hall in New York?

William Tweed

16

Who founded the Industrial Workers of the World?

Eugene V. Debs

17

What industry was connected to the Pullman Strike?

the railway sleeper car industry

18

Who was Jay Cook?

prominent financial wizard who owned a banking company that declared bankruptcy

19

What was the Boxer's Rebellion?

a violent anti-foreign and anti-Christian movement which took place in China 

20

Who was the most influential proponent on land tax?

Henry George

21

Who is considered the the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century?

Thayer Mahan

22

Who led the Philippine forces against Spain during the latter part of the revolution?

Emilio Aquinaldo

23

What did the Platt Amendment do?

stipulate the conditions for the withdrawal of US troops remaining in Cuba at the end of the War and define relations

24

What was the largest organization of women in the world?

Woman's Christian Temperance Union

25

What was the largest organization of women in the world?

Woman's Christian Temperance Union