Chapter 20 Study Guide - Episcopal Academy, The

Chapter 20 Study Guide
Gilded-Age Politics, 1877-1920
Mark Twain’s The Gilded Age
"Half Breeds"
Grand Army of the Potomac
Pendleton Civil Service Act, 1882
Munn v Illinois, 1877
Interstate Commerce Act, 1887 (ICC)
Alabama Midlands Case, 1897
Bland Allison Act
Grover Cleveland
Poll tax
“grandfather clause”
Civil Rights cases, 1883
Cummins v. County Board of Education, 1899
National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA)
Susan B. Anthony
American Women's Suffrage Assoc.
National American Women's Suffrage Ass’n.
Crop lien
Oliver Kelley
White Hats
Southern Alliance
Omaha Platform, 1892
depression of 1893
Eugene V. Debs
"free silver"
William Jennings Bryan
William McKinley
James G. Blaine
Roscoe Conkling
"waving the bloody shirt"
civil war pensions
Civil Service Commission
Wabash Case, 1886
Maximum Freight Rate Case,1897
McKinley Tariff, 1890
Sherman Silver Purchase Act, 1890
“rum, Romanism and rebellion”
“Mississippi Plan”
“literacy tests”
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896
Jim Crow laws
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucy Stone
agrarian revolt
the Grange
"granger laws"
Farmers’ Alliances
Colored Farmer's Nat’l Alliance
Peoples Party-Populists
James G. Weaver
Coxey's Army
"Cross of Gold" speech
election of 1896
Gold Standard Act
1. Describe party politics during the “Gilded Age,” on the local and the national levels.
2. What were the major national issues during this period and how were they resolved?
3. Why did farmers feel oppressed during this era and how accurate were
their perceptions of their problems? How did they propose to solve them?
4. How were the politics of exclusion carried out?
5. To whom did Populism appeal? What caused its defeat?
6. How did the 1896 election “realign national politics?”