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14 Cards in this Set

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How were Chinese and Jewish immigrants treated in the United States?
Chinese and Jewish became targets, were attacked, and violence included murder… Zinn mentions Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1885, when whites killed over twenty five Chinese immigrants.
How did some men in the US get out of fighting in the Civil War?
The richest men of this particular era would actually pay to have someone substitute in their place. These men could afford it, so they were able to get out of military service in the Civil War.
In what industry did John D. Rockefeller make his fortune?
Rockefeller’s fortune came from the new oil business.
What did Rockefeller do to build his business into a monopoly?
Rockefeller had secret arrangements with railroad companies. He made promises to ship his oil with them if he got a cheaper rate, which saved money, kept his cost of oil down. That would make him the cheapest, and competitors had to sell at higher costs, which would lose them business, and eventually be forced out of business altogether. Rockefeller would seize the opportunity and buy up those companies – essentially creating a monopoly.
What methods were used by the “robber barons” to gain wealth?
a. Keep prices high and wages low. b. Crushed the competition. c. Government would help them with favorable laws and taxes.
What did President Cleveland do to help fight monopolies
Many people thought that he was against the power of monopolies and corporations, but that was not the case. Cleveland actually promised that the captains of industry would basically be safe while he was President. In fact, he refused federal money to farmers during a drought and bought back government bonds held by wealthy people at more than their face value – ended up being 45 million to the rich.
Define socialism
An idea, an economic system in which the government or the people as a while down the means of production, such as farms, mines, and factories. (Which are operated for the benefit of all, not for the private profit.)
Define communism
Communism – did away with private property and with class distinctions based on wealth. In the communism society, all goods would be owned by everyone, available to anyone based on need.
Define anarchism
The third new political idea, which held that government itself, was unnecessary, and even wrong.
What was Henry George’s solution to helping end poverty?
He was a self educated man, became a newspaperman and economist. He wrote a book that was read around the world called Progress and Poverty. In the book he argued that a tax on land, calling it the basis of wealth, and he would raise money that the government could solve the problem of poverty.
What happened to those accused of the Haymarket bombing?
Those that were accused were charged that they urged murder, which under Illinois law was the same as committing the murder. One of them was actually in the square, while the others weren’t. All eight of them were found guilty, seven being sentenced to death. Four were hanged, one killed himself before he could be executed, and the three remaining would be pardoned and released – eventually.
Who led the largest, most violent workers’ strike in the US?
Hugh O'Donnell
Explain the Populist movement
Alliances between farmers gave birth to populism (political and economic beliefs and activities “of the people”). This was an idea the promoted that farmers acting together could build their own intuition and their own political parties.
Was the Populist movement successful? Why or why not?
The Populist was not successful, because it failed to unite blacks and whites, farmers and urban workers. City after city populists allied themselves with Democratic. The movement would lose steam and was eventually just lost at sea of Democratic politics.