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Chapter 18 U.S. History

Produced by 1900 an economy dominated by enormous corporations Rapid industrial development in the united states between 1860 and 1900 The post civil war south lacked capital and technically trained personnel Why did the souths Read more…

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APUSH Chapter 24

Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Company v. Illinois 1886 – Stated that individual states could control trade in their states, but could not regulate railroads coming through them. Congress had exclusive jurisdiction over interstate Read more…

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APUSH Practice Test 3 – Set 3/4

The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 was aimed primarily at curbing abusive pricing and hauling policies by the nation’s railroads The only dominant, broad-based labor union in the US from 1870-1890 was the Knights of Read more…

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Chapter 19

Civil War Pension System system that administered annual pensions for Union Civil War veterans that retired from work and for their widows. At one point, was paying out to a majority of northern male citizens. Read more…

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apush jeopardy #2

after the civil war, the West favored the issue of greenbacks because inflation and cheap dollars would favor the farmers, who were in debt the homestead act provided 160 acres of free land within the Read more…

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US History Ch.6

What did social Darwinism encourage Government regulation Why were scabs unpopular They were taking strikers jobs and used to break strikes What did not contribute to the industrial boom in the early 1800s Emergence of Read more…

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interstate commerce act

interstate commerce act Under President Roosevelt,gave the interstate Commerce Commission the power to regulate railroads and give them authority over the telegraph and the telephone populist party A new political party representing the “common” man Read more…

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APUSH 20

Prohibition party third party that persistently campaigned for the abolition of alcohol but has also introduced many important reform ideas into American Politics greenback party third party of the 1870s and 1880s that collected temporary Read more…

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APUSH ch. 22

The Gilded Age 1877-1900; rapid industrialization, urbanization, immigration; rise of big business and the labor movement; the Populist movement Spoils of Office The appointive offices that were expected to be filled after an election with Read more…

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Chapter 20: APUSH

“waving the bloody shirt” A term of ridicule used in the 1880s and 1890s to refer to politicians — especially Republicans — who, according to critics, whipped up old animosities from the Civil War era Read more…

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Chapter 19 APUSH terms

Wabash case -1886 -a supreme court case that ruled that individual states did not have the right to regulate interstate commerce -led to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 and the Interstate Commerce Commission Interstate Read more…

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APUSH Chapter 24

Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Company v. Illinois (1886) A Supreme Court decision that prohibited states from regulating the railroads because the Constitution grants Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. As a result, Read more…

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Chapter 14

Interstate Commerce Act congress passed this law because of the public outrage. This act reestablished the right of the federal government to supervise railroad activities and established a five-member Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) for that Read more…

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Chapter 24

too risky without government help, too costly without government help, private investors would not accept initial financial losses, and impossible to serve military and postal needs without government help. When private railroad promoters asked the Read more…

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Reforming Business

One reason that the government faced difficulty defending the Sherman Antitrust Act in court was because the act did not clearly define the terms “trust” or “monopoly.” What did the Sherman Antitrust Act make illegal Read more…

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Interstate Commerce Act

What was the Interstate Commerce Act? the first regulatory agency of the federal government When was the Interstate Commerce Act? 1887 Where was the Interstate Commerce Act passed? Congress Why was the Interstate Commerce Act Read more…

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Chapter 24

When private railroad promoters asked the United States government for subsidies to build their railroads, they gave all of the following reasons: too risky without government help, too costly without government help, private investors would Read more…

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Chapter 19 APUSH

Half Breeds and Stalwarts They were the “traditional” Republicans who opposed Rutherford B. Hayes’ civil service reform. They were pitted against the “Half-Breeds” (moderates) for control of the Republican Party. The only real issue between Read more…

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US history ch. 14

What are the major push-pull factors causing people to move to the American West in the mid-19th century? Push factors: -Eastern farmland was increasingly costly – the Civil War had displaced thousands of workers, -there Read more…