Quiz-the West2 - Section 1 American West 1 2 The first Chinese immigrants to the United States came primarily a.to study in American colleges and

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Section 1 American West 1. 2. The first Chinese immigrants to the United States came primarily a.to study in American colleges and Universities. b.To work in the gold fields and on the railroads. c.To working in the California’s field and canneries. d.To start their own small businesses in San Francisco’s Chinatown 3. In the aftermath of the Civil War, a) the population of the United States declined b) Americans retained a strong sense of idealistic sacrifice c) the North developed a strong sense of moral superiority d) concern for racial questions took precedence over economics. e) waste, speculation, and corruption afflicted both business and government 4. The Credit Mobilier scandal invoved a) public utility company bribes b) Bureau of Indian Affairs payoffs c) railroad construction kickbacks d) evasion of excise taxes in distilled liquor e) manipulating the Wall Street stock market In an attempt to avoid persecution for their corrupt dealings, the owners of the Credit Mobilizer a) left the country b) belatedly started to follow honest business policies c) used shady bookkeeping to conceal their insider financial data d) tried to gain immunity by testifying before Congress e) bribed key congressmen by giving them shares of the company’s valuable stock As a solution to the depression that followed the panic of 1873 was a) a return to gold as the only form of American money b) establishment of a federally regulated system of of savings and loan banks c) the appointment of farmers and workers to the Treasury Department d) rapid growth in federal expenditures on public works e) inflation through issuance of far more greenback paper currency One result of Republican hard money policies in the mid-1870 was a) the rise of the American dollar against foreign currency b) damage to the country’s credit rating c) the return of the silver “Dollar of our Daddies” as the dominant form of US currency d) the defeat of a Democratic House of Representatives in 1874 e) a political turn to the Democrats and new Greenback Labor party. Those who enjoyed a successful career in the post-Civil War decades were usually a) reformers b) incorruptible c) party loyalists d) political independants e) wealthy and well-educated During the Gilded age the Democrats and the Republicans a) had few significant party differences b) agreed on currency but not the tariff
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c) disagreed primarily over the power of the federal government d) held similar views on all economic issues except for civil-service reform
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