US History ch 19

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In the late nineteenth century, the most striking feature of the American party system was its

remarkable stability

In American politics during the late nineteenth century

Republicans usually held a majority in the Senate

An examination of American voters in the late nineteenth century reveals

voter turnout for both presidential and nonpresidential elections was very high

The high degree of party loyalty in the late nineteenth century is explained primarily by

a voter’s regional background

In the late nineteenth century, Democrats tended to attract the greater numbers of


In the late nineteenth century, a voter’s party identification was usually a reflection of

cultural background

Throughout the late nineteenth century, the federal government

was relatively inactive

In the late nineteenth century, as veterans of the Civil War retired,

a majority of the black and white male population in the North received federal pensions

The political battles between Stalwarts and Half-Breeds constituted a fight

between traditionalists and reformers

James A. Garfield

was assassinated by an unsuccessful office seeker

Chester A. Arthur

supported the Pendleton Act as part of civil service reform

In the election of 1884, "Mugwumps" were

unhappy Republicans who threatened to vote for the Democrats

As president, Grover Cleveland

was a fiscal conservative

The election of 1888

involved clear economic differences between the major parties

The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

was used by the federal government against labor unions

In the late nineteenth century, the issue of primary interest to the Republican Party was

supporting high tariffs

As a result of the McKinley Tariff of 1890

Republicans suffered significant political losses that year

In 1892, President Grover Cleveland

followed policies similar to those of his first term

The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887

both A and B

In the late nineteenth century, the Granger Laws supported the interests of


What statement regarding the national Grange movement is FALSE?

It was greatly strengthened by the end of the economic depression in the late 1870s

Compared to the Grange movement, The Farmers’ Alliances

were more national in scale

The election of 1892

saw the debut of the People’s Party

In the 1890s, Populism appealed to

all of the above

In 1892, the People’s Party called for

a government network of crop warehouses

In the late nineteenth century, American Populism

favored the direct election of United States senators

The Panic of 1893

triggered the nation’s most severe depression up to that point

The economic decline that followed the Panic of 1893 demonstrated

the degree to which the American economy had become interconnected

In 1894, Jacob Coxey and his supporters

called for a public works program for the unemployed

To many middle-class Americans, the major labor upheavals of the late nineteenth century

were dangerous signs of social instability

In 1873, the Congressional law that officially discontinued silver coinage

became known to critics as the "Crime of `73."

In the 1890s, farmers favored the federal government’s coinage of silver because

it would result in an inflation of currency

The Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 called for the federal government to

purchase silver

In the 1890s, President Grover Cleveland faced the severe economic problem of

declining gold reserves

As the Republican Party approached the 1896 election, they were

confident of victory

In 1896, the Democratic political platform

adopted several, but not all, major Populist issues

The "Cross of Gold" speech was given in 1896 by

William Jennings Bryan

The "Cross of Gold" speech appealed primarily to


In the campaign of 1896, President William McKinley

campaigned largely from his house

The 1896 election results saw

the Populist movement suffer a crippling defeat

In 1896, the major issue of William McKinley’s administration was

the desire for higher tariffs

American agriculture during the 1890s benefited from

foreign crop failures

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