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federal government regulation. 12. Wabash vs Illinois - a Supreme Court decision that severely limited the rights of states to control interstate commerce. It led to the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission. 13. Bland Allison Decision - an 1878 act of Congress requiring the U.S. Treasury to buy a certain amount of silver and put it into circulation as silver dollars 14. Sherman Silver Purchase Act - government agrees to buy 4 million ounces of silver per month and turn it into money 15. Panic of 1893 – caused by over-speculation of western lands and LOW GOLD RESERVES caused by Cleveland repealing the Sherman Silvery Purchase Act. 16. Populist Party – formed by farmers in Nebraska. Ran on the platform of higher taxes for the wealthy, government ownership of RR, telegraphs, and telephones, direct election of senators, and coinage of silver. 17. WJB – ran in 1896 and 1900 under the populist platform. Anti-imperalist, free silver, “Cross of Gold” Speech. 18. Alexander Graham Bell – invents the telephone 19. Thomas Alva Edison – electric light bulb, stock ticker, electric chair, phonograph 20. Menlo Park Labs – baws. 21. Typewriter – 22. Electric Railcar – Frank Sprague 23. Sewing Machine – biddies by makin scarves and shit. 24. National Labor Unions – tough conditions in the undistrial age led to the formation of the NLU, which lasted 6 years.
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25. Kngihts of Labor, led by TV Powderley and included skilled/unskilled laborers. Their downfall begins after the Haymarket Riot in Chicago. 26. AF of L – most successful, led by Sam Gompers, was an umbrella organization, dealth with main issues, primarily skilled laborers 27. Haymarket Square Riot – beginning of the end for the K of L.
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