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71. Which of the following provides the least valid support for the theory that the frontier served as a “safety valve” for American social discontent and economic conflict? a. Free western land attracted many immigrant farmers who might have crowded urban job markets. b. The possibility of westward migration encouraged eastern employers to pay higher wages. c. Farmers frequently migrated after earning a profit from the sale of land. d. Eastern city dwellers headed west to get free homesteads during depressions. e. Western cities became places of opportunity for failed farmers and easterners alike.
72. Cities like Denver and San Francisco served as a major “safety valve” by providing
73. The area of the country in which the federal government has done the most to aid economic and social development is
74. The real “safety valve” in the late nineteenth century was
75. In the decades after the Civil War, most American farmers a. became attached to their family farms. b. diversified their crops. c. became increasingly self-sufficient. d. saw their numbers grow as more people moved west. e. grew a single cash crop.
76. The root cause of the American farmers’ problem after 1880 was
77. In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the volume of agricultural goods , and the price received for these goods .
78. Late-nineteenth-century farmers believed that their difficulties stemmed primarily from
79. With agricultural production rising dramatically in the post-Civil War years, a. more farmers could purchase land. b. tenant farming spread rapidly throughout the Midwest and South. c. bankruptcies declined. d. western farmers prospered, while southern farmers had grave troubles selling their cotton. e. the government began encouraging “soil banks.”

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