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During the Progressive Era, many states began to use primary elections to allow voters to
a) remove elected officials from their offices
b) petition their elected representatives to pass laws
c) choose party candidates for elected offices
d) express their views on proposed new laws

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, one way in which the temperance movement and the woman's suffrage movement were similar is that both tried to
a) protect the rights of factory workers
b) reduce the power of big business
c) end protective tariffs to aid consumers
d) achieve reform by supporting a constitutional amendment

Progressive Era writers such as Upton Sinclair and Ida Tarbell were called muckrakers because they
a) exposed corruption in business and government
b) based their writings on unsupported opinions
c) were members of political machines
d) supported changes in farming methods

During the Progressive Era, muckrakers were best known for
a) forming new political parties
b) organizing protest rallies and marches
c) serving in Congress and state legislatures
d) exposing harmful practices of business and government

Which document would be a primary source for the study of Prohibition?
a) an American Federation of Labor pamphlet written in 1952
b) Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Toms Cabin
c) a speech by Herbert Hoover on the Good Neighbor policy
d) a letter to the editor written in 1918 describing the dangers of alcohol

In the 1840s, Seneca Falls, New York became the center of the movement for
a) women's rights
b) temperence reform
c) labor union organization
d) states' rights

Which document was the first to specifically propose equal rights for American women?
a) Declaration of Independence
b) Bill of Rights
c) Seneca Falls Declaration
d) Emancipation Proclamation

The Seneca Falls Convention, held in 1848, is a significant event in United States history because it
a) supported the Missouri Compromise
b) was the first national labor union meeting
c) provided the United States with new western territory
d) was an important step in the women's rights movement

A major goal of the Seneca Falls Convention
a) forma a new political party
b) oppose the Mexican War
c) publicize the need for women's rights
d) improve public education

A major goal of the Sherman Antitrust Act was to
a) prevent the formation of business monopolies
b) limit imports from foreign nations
c) set fair prices for manufactured goods
d) protect consumers from dangerous products

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