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You passed this Milestone 16 questions were answered correctly . 8 questions were answered incorrectly . 1 "The telegraph profoundly changed businesses and governments by making rapid, long-distance communication possible." A historian would most likely make this statement if they were analyzing this image through what historical lens? Class Law Gender Science CONCEPT The Lenses of History 2 Because of the economic downturn in the 1890s, many Americans organized in order to seek relief from corporations and elected officials. Choose the statement that reflects an action undertaken in the 1890s to improve conditions for workers. "American farmers and urban workers united in powerful unions to sway national policy." "We joined with farmers in a national political coalition to gain a more powerful voice in the federal government.” “We marched on Washington, D.C. to advocate for public works jobs for the unemployed.”
"We hired Pinkerton private security officers to protect laborers at our company." CONCEPT Economic Depression and Labor Unrest in the 1890s 3 Choose the statement that describes the work of muckrakers in the late 19th century. "We are introducing legislation in Congress to improve living and working conditions in America's cities." "We are investigative reporters and photographers who shine a light on social ills among the working poor." "We have much to gain by helping, living among and interacting with these working-class women." "We must, as part of our Christian duty, work to provide relief for urban, working-class families." CONCEPT Growth of the City 4 Choose the statement that best reflects historian Lawrence Goodwyn’s interpretation of populism. Populism was a movement against the politics of the Gilded Age that supported big business rather than farmers and laborers. Populism was an authoritarian view of politics aimed at electing leaders who were strongly anti-immigrant. Populism was a political style that has often been revisited and repeated by conservative presidential campaigns. Populism was a form of egotism that prevented people from considering issues outside of their own views.
CONCEPT How Historians View Populism 5 In the late 19th century, the consolidation of manufacturing in large cities and an ever-growing railroad system changed the nature of consumption in rural America. Choose the statement that best describes one of these changes in the nature of rural consumption. John’s small general store now had plenty of customers, and he was able to do excellent business. Sarah wanted to purchase a new sewing machine, but no longer could because she did not have enough cash on hand. Ed’s newspaper began to include full-page advertisements for new consumer products.

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