Topic #18 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

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Questions:

  1. Why was the period of the late 1870s to the early 20c called the "Gilded Age?"
  2. How were the views of Democrats and Republicans about the role of government different at this time?  [Identify these views about both the federal, and state and local governments.]
  3. Identify the major political factions within the Republican Party at the end of the 19c.
  4. List the significant political and economic issues of the Gilded Age.
  5. What were the provisions of the Pendleton Act of 1883?  What were the positive and negative effects of this law on the quality of government employees hired at the turn of the last century?
  6. How did state legislatures attempt to regulate the railroads?  What was the response to these regulations of the Supreme Court in these rulings?:  Munn v Illinois Wabash, St. Louis, and Pacific Railway Co. v Illinois.
  7. How was the protective tariff as an issue reflective of regional as well as agrarian-industrial divisions at the end of the 19c?
  8. Why did tariff reform fail in the 1890s?
  9. Distinguish between the sound [hard] money policy [gold] and the inflationary [soft] money policy [silver/greenbacks] being debated at the end of the 19c.
  10. Where did the major political parties stand on the monetary issue?  How were the Bland-Allison Act of 1878 and the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 attempts on the part of the Democrats and Republicans to find a compromise on this issue?
  11. Why did Republicans include Chester A. Arthur as their Vice Presidential candidate in the 1880 election?
  12. What personal scandal plagued Grover Cleveland's campaign in 1884?  Why did he win the presidency in spite of it?
  13. What progress was made in the women's suffrage movement during the Gilded Age?  Why was there a split in the movement?
  14. Why was the position of the presidency relatively ineffective at the end of the 19c?
 

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  Assignment #2
 

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Questions:

  1. Why did Southern agriculture, unlike that of the Midwest, not benefit much from mechanization?
  2. How did the crop-lien system work?  Why did it cause such economic hardships for the tenant farmers stuck in that system?
  3. What were the major farmer organizations that emerged in the U. S. during the late 19c?  Identify the major contributions that each of them made to agricultural reform.
  4. How was the demise of the Granger Laws related to the passage of the Interstate Commerce Act?  Why was the ICC so ineffective?
  5. How was the National Alliance movement and evangelical Protestantism connected?  What was the impact of this movement on race issues in the South?
  6. What is populism?  Who were its early spokespersons?
  7. What were the major causes of the Panic of 1893?  How did President Cleveland respond to this depression?
  8. What was Coxey's Army?  How was this "movement" different from socialism?
  9. What were the issues in the Populist Party Platform [Omaha] of 1892?
  10. What is the main role played by third parties in the American political process to date?
  11. Why did William McKinley win the 1896 presidential election?  How did he make good on his campaign promises?
 

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Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes -->  chapter 19
  2. My Quizzes -->  A   B   C

  3.  
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Lecture outline --> "Searching for Order" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  4. Timeline- 1751 to 1800
  5. Note Cards -->  851-900  ;   901-950
  6. Cram Sheet --> Ulysses S. Grant through Grover Cleveland  ;  William McKinley through Woodrow Wilson
  7. Presidential Election Data --> 1868     1872     1876     1880     1884     1888      1892

 


   
 

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