Politics and Reform, 18771896
The voting patterns of 1877 to 1896 indicated that Republicans could count on support from big business, New England citizens, and __________.
Great Plains farmers
During the late 1800s, which party was MOST likely to support the temperance movement?
the Democratic Party
the Republican Party
the Populist Party
the Greenback Party
What was the effect of a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and a Republican-controlled Senate during the years 1877–1896?
Reform policies passed quickly through both houses of Congress, but they were often opposed by the president.
Presidents responded quickly to the nations’ problems, but the houses of Congress refused to address reform policies.
Little reform legislation made it through both houses of Congress.
Reform policies often won overwhelming support from both houses, and presidents signed several key bills into laws during this period.
Which of the following was NOT an important economic issue during the 1888 presidential campaign?
the power of trusts
protection for struggling American corporations
Why did deflation during the late 1800s hurt farmers?
Interest rates rose, increasing the amount farmers owed.
The prices of goods rose, making it more expensive for farmers to replace machinery.
Deflation made it difficult for farmers to sell their crops in the marketplace.
As paper money lost its value, farmers lost their savings.
The decision of the federal government to stop printing greenbacks caused __________.
the prices of goods to fall
the economy to expand
an easing in the money supply
Which of the following was NOT part of the Populist program?
the free coinage of silver
an end to the national bank
tighter regulations of the railroads
During the late 1800s, Southern states used all of the following strategies to prevent African Americans from voting EXCEPT __________.
they required that voters owned land
they required that voters could read
they required that voters were members of a political party
they required that voters paid a poll tax
What was the result of the Supreme Court ruling in
African Americans lost their right to vote.
African Americans were denied equal protection under the law.
Legalized segregation was imposed upon African Americans.
African Americans were barred from public office.
Journalist Ida B. Wells led a fierce campaign against __________.
disenfranchisement of African Americans
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