Archive for January 13th, 2012

Practice Questions Ch 25-26 Test on Tuesday

1. The first major farmers’ organization was the
A. Patrons of Husbandry
B. Populists
C. Greenback Labor Party
D. Farmers’ Alliance
E. American Farm Bureau

2. One problem with the Homestead Act was that
A. public land was sold for revenue.
B. 160 acres was inadequate for productive farming on the Great Plains.
C. Midwestern farmers had to give up raising livestock due to intense competition with the West.
D. the railroads purchased most of the land.
E. the Southern states weakened the law until it was meaningless.

3. The Dawes Severalty Act did all of the following EXCEPT
A. dissolve many tribes as legal intermediaries for the Indians
B. outlaw the sacred Sun Dance
C. enforce individual rather than tribal ownership of land
D. promise Indians US citizenship in 25 years
E. turn nomadic Indians into farmers

4. Farmers in the late 19th century believed that their difficulties stemmed from, among other things, which of the following?
A. low tariff rates. D. the limited currency supply.
B. overproduction. E. constant drought.
C. easy credit.

5. Farmers problems in the late 1880s really stemmed from which of the following?
A. low tariff rates. D. the currency supply.
B. overproduction. E. drought.
C. easy credit.

6. The major factor drawing people off farms and into the big cities was
A. the development of the skyscraper.
B. the availability of industrial jobs.
C. the compact nature of large communities.
D. the advent of new housing structures known as dumbbell tenements.
E. the lure of cultural excitement and entertainment.

7. The New Immigrants who came to the US after 1880
A. had experience with democratic governments.
B. arrived primarily from Germany. Sweden, and Norway.
C. were culturally different from previous immigrants.
D. received a warm welcome from the Old Immigrants.
E. represented nonwhite racial groups.

8. A “bird of passage” was an immigrant who
A. came to the United States to live permanently.
B. only passed through America on his way to Canada.
C. came to America to work for a short time and then return home.
D. was unmarried.
E. drifted from job to job.

9. The religious denomination that responded the most favorably to the New Immigration was
A. Roman Catholics D. Christian Scientists
B. Baptists E. Mormons
C. Episcopalians

10. The Darwinian theory of evolution through natural selection affected American religion by
A. turning most scientists against religion.
B. creating a split (to this day) between religious conservatives and “accomodationists”
C. raising awareness of the close spiritual kinship between animals and human beings
D. causing a revival of the doctrine of original sin
E. sparking the rise of new denomination based on science

The Native Americans

Includes a chant and really great pictures.

The Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890

This video can also be accessed at

Why did this massacre happen?

Although the video ends somewhat abruptly, here’s the rest of the story of what happened to the baby: