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Unit 6 - Discussion Questions

U.S. History Skillbook

Unit 6: America Transformed

Discussion Questions

  1. How did the frontier act as a “safety valve” for Americans after the Civil War?
  2. How did the battle over currency standards define politics after the Civil War?
  3. How did the Populist Party reflect deep dissatisfaction among many Americans with their government?
  4. Why was “waving the Bloody Shirt” so effective for Republicans after the Civil War?
  5. How were trusts a blessing and a curse for America?
  6. Why were the railroads the first industry to face government regulation?
  7. What factors contributed to the “betrayal of blacks” from 1877 to 1900?
  8. How did Plessy v. Ferguson validate and perpetuate the Jim Crow system?