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Chapter 26. The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865–1896. Question. All of the following are true of the Reservation System EXCEPT allotted land with designated boundaries to Native American tribes in the west. began in the 1850s and ended with the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887.

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The great west and the agricultural revolution 1865 1896

Chapter 26

The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865–1896


Question

Question

All of the following are true of the Reservation System EXCEPT

  • allotted land with designated boundaries to Native American tribes in the west.

  • began in the 1850s and ended with the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887.

  • within these reservations, most land was owned individually, rather than used communally.

  • the U.S. government encouraged and sometimes violently coerced Native Americans to stay on the reservations at all times.


Answer

Answer

All of the following are true of the Reservation System EXCEPT

  • allotted land with designated boundaries to Native American tribes in the west.

  • began in the 1850s and ended with the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887.

  • within these reservations, most land was owned individually, rather than used communally. (correct)

  • the U.S. government encouraged and sometimes violently coerced Native Americans to stay on the reservations at all times.

    Hint: See pages 635–636.


Question1

Question

All of the following were true of the Battle of Little Bighorn EXCEPT

  • it was a particularly violent example of the warfare between whites and Native Americans in the late nineteenth century.

  • it was also known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”

  • in two days, the combined forces of over 2,000 Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians killed more than 250 U.S. soldiers, including Custer.

  • the U.S. government tried to defend white gold-seekers from Native Americans who were trying to stay on reservations.


Answer1

Answer

All of the following were true of the Battle of Little Bighorn EXCEPT

  • it was a particularly violent example of the warfare between whites and Native Americans in the late nineteenth century.

  • it was also known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”

  • in two days, the combined forces of over 2,000 Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indians killed more than 250 U.S. soldiers, including Custer.

  • the U.S. government tried to defend white gold-seekers from Native Americans who were trying to stay on reservations. (correct)

    Hint: See pages 637–638.


Question2

Question

All of the following were true of the Battle of Wounded Knee EXCEPT

  • it resulted from an attempt by the federal government to outlaw the sacred Sun Dance.

  • its origins lay in the fact that the U.S. government had formally rejected the policy of trying to assimilate Native Americans into white culture.

  • when the “Ghost Dance” cult later spread to the Dakota Sioux, the army bloodily stamped it out in 1890.

  • an estimated two hundred Indian men, women, and children were killed, as well as twenty-nine invading soldiers.


Answer2

Answer

All of the following were true of the Battle of Wounded Knee EXCEPT

  • it resulted from an attempt by the federal government to outlaw the sacred Sun Dance.

  • its origins lay in the fact that the U.S. government had formally rejected the policy of trying to assimilate Native Americans into white culture. (correct)

  • when the “Ghost Dance” cult later spread to the Dakota Sioux, the army bloodily stamped it out in 1890.

  • an estimated two hundred Indian men, women, and children were killed, as well as twenty-nine invading soldiers.

    Hint: See page 639.


Question3

Question

All of the following were true of the Dawes Severalty Act EXCEPT it

  • was the misbegotten offspring of the movement to reform Indian policy.

  • reflected the forced-civilization views of the reformers.

  • dissolved many tribes as legal entities and wiped out tribal ownership of land.

  • granted full citizenship to all Indians.


Answer3

Answer

All of the following were true of the Dawes Severalty Act EXCEPT it

  • was the misbegotten offspring of the movement to reform Indian policy.

  • reflected the forced-civilization views of the reformers.

  • dissolved many tribes as legal entities and wiped out tribal ownership of land.

  • granted full citizenship to all Indians. (correct)

    Hint: See page 639.


Question4

Question

All of the following were true of the mining industry EXCEPT

  • lynch law and hempen vigilante justice, as in early California, preserved a crude semblance of order in the towns.

  • when the “diggings” petered out, the gold-seekers decamped, leaving eerily picturesque “ghost towns.”

  • smashing the gold-bearing quartz was relatively inexpensive, so it could be undertaken by independent gold-washers.

  • miners were replaced by impersonal corporations, with their costly machinery and trained engineers.


Answer4

Answer

All of the following were true of the mining industry EXCEPT

  • lynch law and hempen vigilante justice, as in early California, preserved a crude semblance of order in the towns.

  • when the “diggings” petered out, the gold-seekers decamped, leaving eerily picturesque “ghost towns.”

  • smashing the gold-bearing quartz was relatively inexpensive, so it could be undertaken by independent gold-washers. (correct)

  • miners were replaced by impersonal corporations, with their costly machinery and trained engineers.

    Hint: See page 644.


Question5

Question

All of the following were true of the Homestead Act EXCEPT

  • it allowed a settler to acquire as much as 160 acres of land.

  • settlers had to live on the land for five years, improving it, and pay a nominal fee of about $30.

  • it marked a drastic departure from previous policy.

  • before the act, public land had been given away to encourage a rapid filling of empty spaces and to provide a stimulus to the family farm.


Answer5

Answer

All of the following were true of the Homestead Act EXCEPT

  • it allowed a settler to acquire as much as 160 acres of land.

  • settlers had to live on the land for five years, improving it, and pay a nominal fee of about $30.

  • it marked a drastic departure from previous policy.

  • before the act, public land had been given away to encourage a rapid filling of empty spaces and to provide a stimulus to the family farm. (correct)

    Hint: See page 645.


Question6

Question

All of the following were true of the Populists EXCEPT

  • they emerged in the early 1890s out of the Farmers’ Alliances.

  • these frustrated farmers allied themselves with Wall Street and the “money trust.”

  • they called for nationalizing the railroads, telephone, and telegraph; instituting a graduated income tax.

  • they wanted the free and unlimited coinage of silver.


Answer6

Answer

All of the following were true of the Populists EXCEPT

  • they emerged in the early 1890s out of the Farmers’ Alliances.

  • these frustrated farmers allied themselves with Wall Street and the “money trust.” (correct)

  • they called for nationalizing the railroads, telephone, and telegraph; instituting a graduated income tax.

  • they wanted the free and unlimited coinage of silver.

    Hint: See page 657.


Question7

Question

The Pullman Strike focused on the problems of

  • railroad workers.

  • farmers.

  • steel workers.

  • anarchists.


Answer7

Answer

The Pullman Strike focused on the problems of

  • railroad workers. (correct)

  • farmers.

  • steel workers.

  • anarchists.

  • Hint: See page 658.


Question8

Question

All of the following were true of the “Fourth Party System” EXCEPT

  • McKinley’s election in 1896 imparted a new character to the American political system.

  • it signaled a break with the previous “third party system,” in place since 1860.

  • it was accompanied by diminishing voter participation in elections, the weakening of party organizations, and the fading away of issues like the money question and civil-service reform.

  • it saw remarkably high voter turnouts and close contests between Democrats and Republicans.


Answer8

Answer

All of the following were true of the “Fourth Party System” EXCEPT

  • McKinley’s election in 1896 imparted a new character to the American political system.

  • it signaled a break with the previous “third party system,” in place since 1860.

  • it was accompanied by diminishing voter participation in elections, the weakening of party organizations, and the fading away of issues like the money question and civil-service reform.

  • it saw remarkably high voter turnouts and close contests between Democrats and Republicans. (correct)

    Hint: See page 664.


Question9

Question

All of the following were true of the Gold Standard Act of 1900 EXCEPT

  • with the return of prosperity, the money issue that had overshadowed politics since the Civil War gained increasing traction.

  • it passed over last-ditch silverite opposition, and provided that the paper currency be redeemed freely in gold.

  • nature and science gradually provided an inflation that the “Gold Bug” East had fought so frantically to prevent.

  • moderate inflation took care of the currency needs of an explosively expanding nation, as its circulatory system greatly improved.


Answer9

Answer

All of the following were true of the Gold Standard Act of 1900 EXCEPT

  • with the return of prosperity, the money issue that had overshadowed politics since the Civil War gained increasing traction. (correct)

  • it passed over last-ditch silverite opposition, and provided that the paper currency be redeemed freely in gold.

  • nature and science gradually provided an inflation that the “Gold Bug” East had fought so frantically to prevent.

  • moderate inflation took care of the currency needs of an explosively expanding nation, as its circulatory system greatly improved.

    Hint: See page 665.


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