This mainstream political party is also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP), The Right, Conservative, and the Party of Morality. Its supporters in the Gilded Age include big business, Protestant Christians, and military veterans. $100 Question from H1
$100 Answer from H1 What is … The Republican Party
$200 Question from H1 This mainstream political party is also known as the Left, Liberal, and the Party of Personal Liberty. Its supporters in the Gilded Age included urban workers, Great Plains farmers, white southerners and immigrants.
$200 Answer from H1 What is ….. The Democratic Party
$300 Question from H1 These contribute to the political process by Introducing new innovations in American politics. Unlike major parties, they tend to take clear-cut stands on controversial issues. And when innovations proposed by minor parties gain popular support, they are usually adopted by one or both of the major parties. Additionally, they can affect American politics as election “spoilers” by taking away votes from the major parties.
$200 Question from H2 This Halfbreed president was assassinated for his refusal to award a government job to a Stalwart supporter
$200 Answer from H2 Who is… President James Garfield
$300 Question from H2 This Civil Rights Activists believed that black Americans should work to Improve their economic condition through job skills and Vo-tech education rather than focus on legal or political goals.
$300 Answer from H2 Who is … Booker T. Washington
$400 Question from H2 These people want the government to support the unlimited coinage of silver. This, they hope, will increase the money supply and lower interest rates making it easier for farmers to pay their debts.
$500 Question from H2 This civil rights activist believed an all-around education was an important step in advancing the economic condition of black Americans, but he believed that the protection of political and legal rights was the key to greater equality.
$100 Question from H3 This federal law was established in 1883 to reform the “spoils system.” It stipulated that government jobs should be awarded on the basis of merit. It placed many gov’t jobs under the “civil service” and to get one of those jobs, many qualifications must be met and a competitive exam must be passed.
$100 Answer from H3 What is….. The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act
$200 Question from H3 This federal law was passed in an effort to reduce the power of big business monopolies and made trusts in all forms illegal..
$200 Answer from H3 What is…. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act
$300 Question from H3 This was formed in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Wabash v. IL. The Wabash ruling stipulated that only the Federal gov’t could regulate interstate commerce.
$300 Answer from H3 What is… The Interstate Commerce Commission
$400 Question from H3 This federal law passed in 1900 established a gold-based currency
$400 Answer from H3 What is … The Gold Standard Act
$500 Question from H3 This Supreme Court ruling in 1896 established the “separate but equal” doctrine which legalized segregation in the South for 50+ years
$500 Answer from H3 What is…. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
$100 Question from H4 overproduction high tariffs tight money supply high interest rates High debt unfair shipping rates
$100 Answer from H4 What are… Farmers’ Problems
$200 Question from H4 This was the first national farm organization formed for the social and educational advancement of farmers
$400 Question from H4 These hurt farmers by making it harder to sell their surplus crops overseas. They were placed on American crops in retaliation for American tariffs on European manufactured goods