Take Home Final
Please be prepared to transfer your answers to a scantron when you arrive at the final. Bring #2 pencils.
1. As evidenced by the formation of the Lowell Female Reform Association in 1844, female workers in New England textile mills had changed their methods of resistance to deteriorating working conditions. What new method were they using? a. They organized a nationwide product boycott. b. They called for the passage of state legislation to shorten the workday. c. They engaged in sabotage against the machines. d. They organized and went on strike. 2. The development of a national railroad system was hampered by which of the following? a. The absence of a national standard for track width b. The public's fear concerning the safety of rail travel c. The refusal of most financial institutions to grant loans for rail construction d. The cost of both buying land and hiring the number of workers necessary to lay track over rough terrain 3. In the mid-nineteenth century, where was the one place that northern and southern railroads connected? a. Baltimore, Maryland b. Bowling Green, Kentucky c. Nashville, Tennessee d. Richmond, Virginia
4. How did railroad construction in the South differ from railroads in the North? a. Research clearly indicated that such investments would be of no economic benefit to the South. b. The South erected large, national railroad lines. c. The southern states believed that such construction should be the responsibility of the federal government. d. Railroads in the South remained local.
5. Which of the following is true of the labor movement during the 1840s? a. It was made up primarily of socialists and anarchists. b. It was successful in getting pension plans for many workers. c. Its major achievement came when the courts relieved workers from the threat of conspiracy laws being used against them if they organized or engaged in strikes. d. It demonstrated the unity present among