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7/13/2020Sophia :: Welcome1/12UNIT 1 — MILESTONE 1Score16/24You passed this Milestone16 questions were answered correctly.8 questions were answered incorrectly.1Choose the most accurate statement about the nature of politics in the Gilded Age.The major political parties were polarized over monetary policy.National politics were dominated by strong presidents who won overwhelming popular majorities.Candidates for local office promised reform and an end to corruption.Republicans dominated the political process.CONCEPTGilded Age Politics 2
7/13/2020Sophia :: Welcome2/12"In the 1930s Dust Bowl, soil across large swathes of the American midwest dried out and was carried into the air creatingmassive dust storms like this one."A historian would most likely make this statement if they were analyzing this image through what historical lens?EconomicsEnvironmentRaceClassCONCEPTThe Lenses of History 3Which of these is an example of a secondary source for historical research on President Theodore Roosevelt?Government voting records from the 1900 election
7/13/2020Sophia :: Welcome3/12A photograph of Theodore Roosevelt fighting in the Spanish-American WarA biography of Theodore RooseveltA political cartoon from the 1900s about Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policiesCONCEPTAnalyzing Primary Sources 4In the late 19th century, the consolidation of manufacturing in large cities, along with an ever-growing railroad system, changedthe nature of consumerism in rural America.Choose the most accurate statement about these changes in rural consumption practices.“We are frustrated that we can no longer consume the same goods that city folks have access to.”“Our local shopkeepers compete quite well with the mail-order catalog companies.”“I am concerned that any large purchase I make from this company's catalog does not come with a guarantee.”“I now have direct access to manufactured goods, without going through a middleman.”CONCEPTIndustrialization and Consumer Culture 5One significant aspect of the election of 1896, exemplified by William Jennings Bryan's campaign, was:The acceptance of corporate contributionsThe distribution of campaign flyersLarge crowds hearing his speechesSupporters being received in his homeCONCEPT
7/13/2020Sophia :: Welcome4/12The Election of 1896 6By the late 1800s, some settlers’ dreams of the West were not matched by the realities. Choose the statement that describes one of these “realities.”“I will be self-sufficient because all I need is the land to profit from my own labor.”“The establishment of bonanza farms offers opportunities to work the land for a wage.”“It is my destiny as a white American to claim and tame this rugged landscape.”“I will succeed as a hard-working individual because I will have the freedom to do as I wish.”