Progressivism, Immigration And Industrial Expansion Questions

Imagine that you were going through Ellis Island as an immigrant in the late 1800s/early 1900s. What do you think your experience would be like?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Question 1

  1. All of the following are considered leaders of the settlement house movement of the 1880s EXCEPT:
    A. Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
    B. Jane Addams.
    C. Lillian Wald.
    D. Ellen Gates Starr.

Question 2

  1. William “Boss” Tweed was the leader of the notorious Tammany Hall political machine in __________.
    A. Boston
    B. New York
    C. Philadelphia
    D. Kansas City

Question 3

  1. The cities that saw the largest growth out of the Great Migration, the movement of nearly 2 million African Americans fleeing the rural South to seek new opportunities, included all of the following destinations EXCEPT:
    A. Seattle.
    B. New York.
    C. Chicago.
    D. Indianapolis.

Question 4

  1. Roughly __________ of immigrants arriving to Ellis Island in the early 1900s were denied entry due to a medical condition or criminal history.
    A. 2%
    B. 5%
    C. 7%
    D. 10%

Question 5

  1. The Farmers’ Alliance formed the __________ or People’s Party in 1891.
    A. Democratic Party
    B. Republican Party
    C. Greenback Party
    D. Populist Party


Question 6

  1. Mark Twain coined the term The Gilded Age as a sarcastic metaphor for America after the Civil War, which many called the Progressive Era. Give at least two examples of the intention and effects of Progressivism during this period, and make an argument about why you agree or disagree with Twain’s attitude. Your response should be a minimum of 300 words.

Question 7

  1. America felt growing pains in the late 1800s, many of which were negative experiences. What influenced urban blight (e.g., standardized housing, abandoned buildings, parts of cities falling into decrepitude due to crime) in the decades around the turn of the century, and was industrial expansion a positive or negative impact? In your response, make sure to address the experience of rising immigrant communities and living in tenement structures. Your response should be a minimum of 300 words.