Which of the following provides the
valid support for the theory that the frontier served
as a “safety valve” for American social discontent and economic conflict?
Free western land attracted many immigrant farmers who might have
crowded urban job markets.
The possibility of westward migration encouraged eastern employers to
pay higher wages.
Farmers frequently migrated after earning a profit from the sale of land.
Eastern city dwellers headed west to get free homesteads during
Western cities became places of opportunity for failed farmers and
Cities like Denver and San Francisco served as a major “safety valve” by providing
The area of the country in which the federal government has done the most to aid economic
and social development is
The real “safety valve” in the late nineteenth century was
In the decades after the Civil War, most American farmers
became attached to their family farms.
diversified their crops.
became increasingly self-sufficient.
saw their numbers grow as more people moved west.
grew a single cash crop.
The root cause of the American farmers’ problem after 1880 was
In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the volume of agricultural
, and the price received for these goods