American Domestic Policy Theories
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This question pack contains miscellaneous theories and reflections on domestic policy in America.
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In the Plessy v. Ferguson United States Supreme Court decision, what precedent was set to define racial policy from 1896 until 1954?
All freed slaves were given the right to vote.
Former slaves were considered property and therefore did not have legal rights as citizens.
Former slaves were granted citizenship.
Slaves could not be treated unfairly by racially motivated Jim Crow laws.
Separate facilities for the races were permissible, providing that they were equal.
According to the Wells Barnett reading, which of the following depicts a fair conclusion about race relations in the United States at the end of the 1800s?
Even though slavery has ended, blacks are still denied many freedoms, especially in the South.
Blacks and whites are treated the same way under the law, especially in the South.
Whites and blacks mostly agree on using mob-rule lynching to enforce punishments for horrible crimes.
Blacks are still greatly protected by the federal government from being mistreated, especially in the Southern states.
None of the above
Andrew Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth” advocates for which of the following?
The importance of saving one’s riches
The paternalistic duty of the rich to take care of the less fortunate
How the Bible outlines the best way to become wealthy
Adam Smith’s religious viewpoints
The role that money plays in politics
The 19th-century philosophy of Social Darwinism maintained which of the following?
That the government should have control over the means of production and the market
That all social class distinctions in American society should be eliminated
That economic success comes to those who are the hardest working and most competent
That wealth and income should be more equally distributed
That luck is more important than ability when it comes to economic success
The market principles advocated by Adam Smith and other capitalists most likely appealed to which of the following core American beliefs?
Equality and cooperation
Separation of church and state
Laissez-faire and liberty
States’ rights and independence
Socialism and planned economy
The underlying principles of capitalism coincide with which of the following core American political theories?
Which concept from the Industrial Age greatly shaped American political thought and government actions in the late 1800s?
All of the above
Which of the following concepts from the Industrial Age is expressed in Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden?”
Both A and B
Both B and C
Which political theory is best portrayed by the American “Open Door Policy” in China?
Speaker A: “In order to preserve true American traditions and culture, we should not allow immigrants with vastly different origins into our country.”
Speaker B: “Immigrants to the United States must be well educated in order to gain admission.”
Speaker C: “The new flow of unskilled foreign-born workers into the country has negatively impacted the wages of the American worker.”
Speaker D: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
Which statement above most likely disagrees with Francis Walker’s sentiments on immigration?
All of the above
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