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Abbey Blair APUSH Period 3 Document A Document Information • Food prices declined significantly between 1870 and 1899. • Fuel and lighting prices declined significantly between 1870 and 1899. • Cost of living declined slightly between 1870 and 1899. Document Inferences • Improved agricultural innovations led to reduced food prices. • Mining and lighting innovations reduced prices for fuel and lighting. • Falling prices for agricultural goods led to discontent among farmers. • Mass production resulted in a decline in the cost of living. • Electric lighting allowed for 24-hour production, night shifts and possibly longer hours. Document B Document Information • Railroad presidents are similar to kings. • Railroad presidents can discharge workers without cause and withhold wages. • Railroad presidents can delay lawsuits. • Railroad presidents control both the government and the people. • Railroad presidents controlled freight prices and monopolized food and fuel industries. • Railroad presidents corrupt communities and control the press. Document Inferences • The financial clout of railroads leaves employees helpless. • Railroad labor and farm unrest is likely.
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• Railroads dictate government policy. • The Senate is controlled by wealthy interests because senators are not popularly elected.
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