Quiz Me! - Documents/Cases: Gilded Age Test your knowledge about documents and Supreme Court cases in the Gilded Age! 1 / 10 How did the Chinese Exclusion Act affect U.S. immigration policy? It marked the end of free immigration It caused American resentment of Chinese immigrants It increased American manufacturing It decreased exclusionary immigration policies 2 / 10 What was significant about the Interstate Commerce Act? It prohibited competition between private companies It ended “the spoils system” It illustrated the government’s clear power to regulate private companies It relied on Article III of the U.S. Constitution to outline commerce 3 / 10 Which of the following powers, outlined in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, allowed Congress to enact laws such as the Sherman Anti-Trust Act? “to borrow money” “to regulate commerce” “to lay and collect taxes” “to coin money, regulate the value thereof” 4 / 10 Which law resulted in the publication of reasonable railroad rates and banned secret pricing practices? Pendleton Act Homestead Act Sherman Anti-Trust Act Interstate Commerce Act 5 / 10 What effect did The Pendleton Act have on public service? Government employees left their jobs to work in the private sector Federal workers became more skilled Railroads and steamboat services gew across the country Widespread corruption became the norm 6 / 10 What factors influenced the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act? Wildfires in California and a tsunami in China Growing regulations and decreased Gold in California Trade deficits and a need to increase manufacturing An economic depression and resentment of cheap labor 7 / 10 ALL of the following were included in the Omaha Platform, EXCEPT: A graduated income tax Direct, popular election of U.S. Senators Religious tests for office-holders Secret ballot voting 8 / 10 The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson upheld… expanded suffrage for non-landowners forced, racial segregation an economic depression pre-war military spending 9 / 10 William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech is credited with helping him win… an elected position in the Presbyterian Church a state senate seat in Iowa the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention a second term as President of the United States 10 / 10 What was The Omaha Platform? A bill introduced in Congress to stop farm foreclosures in the west A set of ideas promoted by The Populist Party A campaign speech made by Abraham Lincoln The first railroad stop created between Nebraska and Iowa Your score is Try another 10!