Archive for January, 2018

Gilded Age Terms

Posted in Gilded Age on January 31, 2018 by mrkufs
Gilded Age – Pursuit of wealthy is life’s highest goal; wealthy=aristocracy; politics criticized.
Solid South – South votes democratic till mid 20th century.
Stalwarts – Anti civil service reform; pro spoil system.
Halfbreeds – Moderates for civil service reform.
Mugwumps – Demanded civil service reforms.
Pendleton Act – Civil Service Commission- Civil service reform; federal workers chosen on test scores from exams; no political contribution from civil servants.
McKinley Tariff – Raise tax on foreign goods; help pay for “Billion Dollar Congress.”
Sherman Silver Purchase Act – Use more silver (small amounts) to satisfy farmer & miners.
Populist (People’s) Party – Began with Omaha Platform; Stop economic control of banks & trusts; attack laissez faire; unites poor blacks & whites.
Omaha Platform – Politically: direct elections of senators; enacting st8 laws by voters (initiatives & referendums on ballots); Economically: unlimited silver; graduated income tax; telegraph & telephone systems owned & operated by gov’t; loans for farmers; 8 hour day for workers.
Coxey’s Army – 1894-Unemployed march to D.C. led by Populist Jacob Coxey; want fed gov’t spend $500mil public programs create jobs; arrested & went home.
William Jennings Bryan, “Cross of God” – Influential speech makes Bryan dem. candidate; for free silver

Part of William Jennings Bryan “Cross of Gold” Speech in 1896

Posted in Gilded Age, Uncategorized on January 31, 2018 by mrkufs

Course Evaluations for SUNY 105

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2018 by mrkufs

APUSH Period 1-9 Gilder Lehrman

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on January 23, 2018 by mrkufs

Page 311 #5 Amsco- Long-Essay DUE on Wednesday, January 10th

Posted in Reconstruction on January 9, 2018 by mrkufs


Due on January 11- Compare and contrast the efforts for and against the increasing of guarantees for equal rights for all during Reconstruction.

Make sure that you have an introduction paragraph with a CLEAR thesis statement and body paragraphs that back it up, along with a brief conclusion.

Amsco Chapter 15 will have most of what you need for helpful information along with our discussions, videos, and class notes.