Which action by the billion dollar age witnessed

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Which action by the Billion Dollar Age witnessed Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress Congress was the most impactful? new cultural Explain and defend your answer with 1. The McKinley Tariff of 1890… specific evidence. and intellectual movements in raised the tax on foreign products more than 48 percent The voting rights for African tandem with Americans. It gave more power political to the lower class African debates over Note on McKinley Ta riff: Americans and a step toward economic and The Democrats had pledged to lower tariffs, and protested the McKinley Tariff… but by the time the Wilson- equality social policies . Gorman Tariff of 1894 made it through Congress, it was so loaded with special-interest protection that it hardly made a difference in the McKinley Tariff rates. Cleveland allowed the bill, but the Supreme Court, much to the dismay of the Populists, struck down the income tax provision of the tariff. 2. increase monthly pensions to CW vets, widows, and children 3. Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890… outlawed combinations in restraint of trade Note on the Sherman Antitrust Act : Despite being a step toward challenging trusts and protecting the free market, this act was largely unsuccessful, because politicians were unwilling to truly challenge big business and the new law was used more to thwart efforts of organized labor than to break up the power of the monopolies – trusts. 4. Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890… increased the coinage of silver Note on the Silver Purchase Act: Although this was a victory for farmers and other debtors, it was unsuccessful because the increased supply of silver reduced its value which resulted in the inability of miners to make a profit and leading thousands to Explain how the Populists illustrate the exchange silver notes for gold notes which led to lack of gold supply. impact of industrialization and urbanization. Defend your answer with 5. voting rights of African Americans specific evidence. Return of the Democrats… They appealed more toward the discontent of agricultural societies Voters replaced many Republicans with Democrats. Voters rushed to the
Democrats who had not tried to legislate public morality Rise of the Populists… Members of the Farmers' Alliances elected US senators and representatives and majorities in four state legislature in the wes t Omaha Platform… Populist party was created. Populist was revolutionary for its attack on laissez faire capitalism and its attempt to form a political alliance between poor whites and poor whites
The Growth of Discontent Continued… Key Concepts and Main Notes Analysis Ideas The Election of 1892… Compare the Wilson-Gorman Tariff of 1894 to the McKinley Tariff James Weaver won more than 1 million votes and 22 of 1890. What is significant about this comparison in terms of electoral votes.

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