President James Garfield (above) was assassinated in 1881 by a deranged man proclaiming to be a
Garfield was succeeded by this man, Chester A. Arthur, a longtime ally of Stalwart Roscoe Conkling. Yet, arguably the most important legislation of Arthur's tenure, passed in 1883, was the
|A)||Gold Standard Act.|
|B)||Sherman Antitrust Act.|
|C)||Sherman Silver Purchase Act.|
New York "reform" Governor Grover Cleveland became the first Democratic president since the Civil War in 1884, thanks in part to the
This poster illustrates some of the many "gifts" of the Granger movement. Which of the following was less a gift than a poison for the Grangers?
|B)||"Cross of Gold" speech|
|C)||Sherman Silver Purchase Act|
|D)||the Wabash case|
The man in the photograph was a three-time Democratic nominee for the Presidency who first made his name giving the celebrated "Cross of Gold" speech. He is
|C)||William Jennings Bryan.|
In this McKinley campaign poster, the candidate is held aloft on a gold coin by labor and capital alike. Who was the Ohio mastermind of the McKinley campaign?
|D)||William Jennings Bryan|
President William McKinley tips his hat to the crowd at the Pan-American Exposition. Which of the following pieces of legislation passed during McKinley's administration?
|D)||Sherman Silver Purchase Act|
Pictured here on horseback is Theodore Roosevelt, one of America's most vocal advocates of imperialism. Before he resigned to serve in the Spanish-American War, what position did TR hold in the McKinley Administration?
|B)||secretary of war|
|C)||secretary of the navy|
|D)||asst. secretary of the navy|
In this cartoon, Uncle Sam girds for war against Spain. Which of the following was not one of the reasons for America entering the "splendid little war"?
|A)||Dupuy de Lôme letter|
|B)||Valeriano "Butcher" Weyler|
This cartoon character—Mickey Dugan, a.k.a. "The Yellow Kid"—helped to inspire the term "Yellow Journalism." At the time, who was the undisputed king of yellow journalism, who once told his photographer, "You furnish the pictures, and I'll furnish the war"?
|A)||Charles Foster Kane|
|B)||William Randolph Hearst|
The Maine enters Havana Harbor, three weeks before it would mysteriously explode. What was ultimately determined to be the likely cause of this explosion?
|A)||sabotage by the Cuban Revolutionary Party|
|B)||accidental explosion in the engine room|
|C)||Spanish submarine mine|
|D)||American "friendly fire"|
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt poses with the Rough Riders after the Battle of San Juan Hill. Who was the official head of the Rough Rider cavalry regiment?
Theodore Roosevelt made his name with the Rough Riders for recklessly leading a cavalry charge at which Spanish holding?
|A)||San Juan Hill|
This picture of the 1898 naval battle in Manila Bay commemorates the victory of what U.S. commodore?
George Dewey's critical naval victory lends credence to theories of what advocate of imperialism?
|B)||James G. Blaine|
|C)||Alfred Thayer Mahan|
African-American soldiers fought valiantly during the Spanish-American war. Which U.S. colony also witnessed extensive military conflict in the age of imperialism, eventually involving over 200,000 Americans and resulting in 4300 U.S. deaths?
Before William Howard Taft became president in 1908, he served as governor of which American colony?