Industrialist Esssay

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White arrivals to the West in the post-Civil War era found all of the following ethnic and racial groups already living there EXCEPT| | | A)| Asians.|
| | B)| freed slaves.|
| | C)| French.|
| | D)| Mexicans.|
| | E)| Indians.|
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Feedback: All of these groups were living in the West, some for generations, except the freed slaves.| |
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Because the area was arid to semiarid and thought to be unfit for anglo-European civilization, many nineteenth-century Americans called the Far West the| | | A)| Trans-Mississippi Wasteland.|

| | B)| Intermountain Barrens.|
| | C)| Prairie Wilderness.|
| | D)| Great American Desert.|
| | E)| All these answers are correct.|
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Feedback: Many nineteenth-century Americans called the Far West the Great American Desert.| |
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Indian Territory, to which several eastern Indian tribes including the Cherokees and Creeks were removed, is now the state of| | | A)| South Dakota.|
| | B)| Kansas.|
| | C)| Oklahoma.|
| | D)| Wyoming.|
| | E)| Arkansas.|
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Feedback: Indian Territory is now the state of Oklahoma.|
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What northern Plains Indian nation was the strongest?|
| | A)| Comanche|
| | B)| Crow|
| | C)| Pawnee|
| | D)| Blackfeet|
| | E)| Sioux|
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Feedback: The Sioux were the strongest northern Plains Indian nation.| |
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What happened to the californios who dominated California prior to the gold rush of 1849?| | | A)| Most died due to epidemic diseases brought in by the miners.| | | B)| The ones who could speak English adapted well and continued to dominate real estate ownership.| | | C)| Most emigrated back to Mexico or Arizona.|

| | D)| Many lost status and land and were excluded from the prosperity of the statehood period.| | | E)| They became merchants in San Francisco and Sacramento.| | | | | |
Feedback: Many of the californios lost status and land after the arrival of the Anglos.| |
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Which of the following was NOT a reason for Anglo-American resentment of Chinese immigrants?| | | A)| They tended to congregate together and maintain Chinese culture.| | | B)| Some secret societies ("tongs") engaged in crime.| | | C)| Many of the early female Chinese immigrants had been sold into prostitution.| | | D)| The Chinese were perceived as lazy slackers who would not work hard.| | | E)| Americans did not resent Chinese immigrants; they admired them for their hard work.| | | | | |

Feedback: All of these answers were reasons for Anglo-American resentment of Chinese immigrants except that they perceived the Chinese as lazy slackers who would not work hard.| |
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Most of the new migrants from the East were|
| | A)| freed blacks.|
| | B)| European immigrants.|
| | C)| from the poorest classes of eastern cities.|
| | D)| from the working and middle classes of the eastern United States.| | | E)| landless farmers from the post-war South.|
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Feedback: Most of the migrants to the West were Anglo-Americans from the working and middle classes of the eastern United States.| |
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Which of the following was NOT a flaw in the Homestead Act?| | | A)| One hundred sixty acres was not enough land in the West.| | | B)| The law did not provide capital for machines and the like.| | | C)| The land was too costly for most settlers.|

| | D)| None of these answers is correct.|
| | E)| All these answers are correct.|
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Feedback: The cost of the land was not a flaw of the Homestead Act.| |
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Labor in the West|
| | A)| was plentiful with all the...
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