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AMH 2 Assessment 1. Which of the following are considered leaders of the settlement house movement of the 1800s Except? A. Elizabeth Cady Stanton 2. William Boss Tweed was the leader of the notorious Tammany Hall political machine in B. New York 3. The Farmers Alliance formed the D. Populist Party or Peoples Party in 1891. 4. D. Iowa became the first state to accept the provisions of the original Morrill Act. 5. Under the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, the federal government purchased B.4.5 million ounces of silver on a monthly basis in order to mint silver dollars. 6. Twain's Gilded Age has been characterized as a period of excess: excessive political corruption, wealth accumulation, expansion of railroad and mining interests, racial segregation, and haphazard urbanization. Contrast this to the Progressive Era and the desire to create a more orderly and fairer society. Did the Progressives achieve their goals of reigning in the robber barons, bringing order to the chaos of urbanization, curbing the power of corporations, and eliminating the excesses of the westward expansion in the area of resource exploitation? Your response should be a minimum of 300 words. This last quarter of the 19th century witnessed a renewed industrial age and a rebuilding of America as a global culture. As the United States steamrolled toward the 20th century, the nation once again would attempt to build a truly progressive era. Mark Twain designated this post-war period in America as The Gilded Age, a reference to cheap or imitation valuables. He argued that the cutthroat, greedy attitude of

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