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.
$300 Answer from H1 What are …. Third Parties
$400 Question from H1 Under this system, elected officials would appoint friends and loyal supporters and contributors to civil service posts
$400 Answer from H1 What is…. Patronage (or the Spoils System)
$500 Question from H1 This third party formed in the Gilded Age to push for political reforms that would improve the economic condition of farmers
$500 Answer from H1 What is …. The Populist Party (People’s Party)
$100 Question from H2 This Civil Rights Activist fought for legislation to reduce lynching. Her efforts were rewarded with a significant reduction in lynchings in the 1900s.
$100 Answer from H2 Who is …. Ida B. Wells
$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.
$400 Answer from H2 Who are …. silverites
$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.
$500 Answer from H2 Who is …. W.E.B. Dubois
$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
$200 Answer from H4 What is …. The Grange
$300 Question from H4 Farmers created these, hoping to pool their money and their crops together with the long-term purpose of forcing farm prices up and making low-interest loans to farmers
$300 Answer from H4 What are… Cooperatives
$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
$400 Answer from H4 What are …. Tariffs
$500 Question from H4 The result of this economic problem is falling prices. Farmers were particularly hard hit by this in the Gilded Age
$500 Answer from H4 What is …. Deflation
$100 Question from H5 The separation of isolation of a race, class, or group
$100 Answer from H5 What is…. Segregation
$200 Question from H5 A decline in the value of money that leads to rising prices.
$200 Answer from H5 What is… Inflation
$300 Question from H5 Statues or laws created to enforce segregation in the South
$300 Answer from H5 What are…. Jim Crow Laws
$400 Question from H5 To deprive of the right to vote
$400 Answer from H5 What is… Disenfranchised
$500 Question from H5 An execution performed without Lawful approval
$500 Answer from H5 What is…. Lynching
Final Jeopardy Unlimited coinage of silver at a 16:1 ratio Federal ownership of RRs Graduated income tax Labor positions : 8 hr workday, less immigration
Final Jeopardy Answer What is …. The Populist Party Platform