Quiz Me! - Documents/Cases: Gilded Age Test your knowledge about documents and Supreme Court cases in the Gilded Age! 1 / 10 What factors influenced the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act? Wildfires in California and a tsunami in China An economic depression and resentment of cheap labor Trade deficits and a need to increase manufacturing Growing regulations and decreased Gold in California 2 / 10 What was William Jennings Bryan’s message in his “Cross of Gold” speech? That those who fought for the Union forces would get to heaven for their sacrifice That the Gilded Age was overrated That the nation’s currency should be backed by silver and gold That the nation should adopt the gold standard 3 / 10 What effect did The Pendleton Act have on public service? Government employees left their jobs to work in the private sector Railroads and steamboat services gew across the country Widespread corruption became the norm Federal workers became more skilled 4 / 10 The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson upheld… pre-war military spending forced, racial segregation an economic depression expanded suffrage for non-landowners 5 / 10 How did the Chinese Exclusion Act affect U.S. immigration policy? It marked the end of free immigration It decreased exclusionary immigration policies It increased American manufacturing It caused American resentment of Chinese immigrants 6 / 10 William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech is credited with helping him win… an elected position in the Presbyterian Church a second term as President of the United States a state senate seat in Iowa the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 7 / 10 The Pendleton Act was passed to reform... judicial appointments campaign finance laws voter fraud “the spoils system” 8 / 10 Which law resulted in the publication of reasonable railroad rates and banned secret pricing practices? Interstate Commerce Act Pendleton Act Homestead Act Sherman Anti-Trust Act 9 / 10 What was significant about the Interstate Commerce Act? It prohibited competition between private companies It illustrated the government’s clear power to regulate private companies It ended “the spoils system” It relied on Article III of the U.S. Constitution to outline commerce 10 / 10 What U.S. Supreme Court case established the “separate but equal” rule? Dred Scott v. Sanford Gitlow v. New York Plessy v. Ferguson Korematsu v. U.S. Your score is Try another 10!