Quiz Me! - Documents/Cases: Gilded Age Test your knowledge about documents and Supreme Court cases in the Gilded Age! 1 / 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 coin money, regulate the value thereof” “to lay and collect taxes” 2 / 10 ALL of the following were included in the Omaha Platform, EXCEPT: A graduated income tax Direct, popular election of U.S. Senators Secret ballot voting Religious tests for office-holders 3 / 10 The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson upheld… forced, racial segregation pre-war military spending an economic depression expanded suffrage for non-landowners 4 / 10 How did the Chinese Exclusion Act affect U.S. immigration policy? It marked the end of free immigration It increased American manufacturing It decreased exclusionary immigration policies It caused American resentment of Chinese immigrants 5 / 10 What was The Omaha Platform? A campaign speech made by Abraham Lincoln A bill introduced in Congress to stop farm foreclosures in the west The first railroad stop created between Nebraska and Iowa A set of ideas promoted by The Populist Party 6 / 10 What effect did The Pendleton Act have on public service? Federal workers became more skilled Railroads and steamboat services gew across the country Widespread corruption became the norm Government employees left their jobs to work in the private sector 7 / 10 The Pendleton Act was passed to reform... judicial appointments campaign finance laws voter fraud “the spoils system” 8 / 10 What was significant about the Interstate Commerce Act? It ended “the spoils system” It illustrated the government’s clear power to regulate private companies It prohibited competition between private companies It relied on Article III of the U.S. Constitution to outline commerce 9 / 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 should adopt the gold standard That the nation’s currency should be backed by silver and gold 10 / 10 What was the primary purpose of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act? to limit monopolies to restrain labor unions to control the railroad industry to regulate merchant shipping Your score is Try another 10!