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? Growing regulations and decreased Gold in California An economic depression and resentment of cheap labor Wildfires in California and a tsunami in China Trade deficits and a need to increase manufacturing 2 / 10 William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech is credited with helping him win… a second term as President of the United States a state senate seat in Iowa an elected position in the Presbyterian Church the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 3 / 10 What was William Jennings Bryan’s message in his “Cross of Gold” speech? That the nation’s currency should be backed by silver and gold That the nation should adopt the gold standard That those who fought for the Union forces would get to heaven for their sacrifice That the Gilded Age was overrated 4 / 10 The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson upheld… an economic depression pre-war military spending forced, racial segregation expanded suffrage for non-landowners 5 / 10 What was The Omaha Platform? 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 A campaign speech made by Abraham Lincoln 6 / 10 What was the primary purpose of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act? to regulate merchant shipping to restrain labor unions to limit monopolies to control the railroad industry 7 / 10 ALL of the following were included in the Omaha Platform, EXCEPT: Religious tests for office-holders Secret ballot voting Direct, popular election of U.S. Senators A graduated income tax 8 / 10 What effect did The Pendleton Act have on public service? Federal workers became more skilled Widespread corruption became the norm Government employees left their jobs to work in the private sector Railroads and steamboat services gew across the country 9 / 10 What U.S. Supreme Court case established the “separate but equal” rule? Gitlow v. New York Korematsu v. U.S. Dred Scott v. Sanford Plessy v. Ferguson 10 / 10 The Pendleton Act was passed to reform... judicial appointments voter fraud “the spoils system” campaign finance laws Your score is Try another 10!