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Gilded Age & Progressive Era Quiz Test

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During the mining boom there was more interest in other metals besides gold and silver
By the late 1800s large mining operations dominated the industry
The mining boom occurred in many states
All of the above
The railroad companies purchased the land
The land rights were donated by wealthy land owners
The land rights were provided with land grants from the federal government
To prevent the growth of plantation-style agriculture in the South
To promote the settlement of the Great Plains by offering free land to those willing to farm it for five years
To relocate Native Americans from the Great Plains to the Southwest
Profitable farming required more land and equipment than most homestead farmers had access to.
The Great Plains farmers faired about the same as farmers in the South and East.
none of the above
To return large portions of Native American land to the tribes that had once controlled it
To assimilate Native Americans into American society
To prevent Native Americans from gaining US citizenship
railroad travel for both goods and people became more direct and efficient
the costs to ship goods fell to all-time lows
transportation for passengers on Pullman sleeping cars became affordable for even the poorest Americans
Carnegie took advantage of a new steelmaking process that was both cheaper and more efficient.
Carnegie secured lucrative contracts with the nation’s largest railroads.
all of the above
to protect large corporations from being harassed and penalized by the federal government
to protect American consumers from anti-competitive business activities carried out by large corporations
to limit the liability of consumers should they be injured by the actions of a large corporation
The federal government passed a series of laws protecting immigrants from unfair treatment and exclusion.
The federal government made it easier for immigrants to enter the country and access public services.
The federal government passed laws and created agreements with foreign nations limiting immigration.
All facets of American society were experiencing record levels of wealth and comfort.
America was focused on mining gold while neglecting other materials that would have had more industrial value.
American society had a powerfully wealthy exterior that was overshadowing a horrendously poverty-stricken lower class.

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