Commerce Act of 1887 “gives away the secret of reform legislation in America Is, the act required the railroad rates to be reasonable and just. However It did not empower the government to fix specific rates. The law was the first federal law to regulate private Industry In the united States. 3 In what ways does Zen believe the Supreme Court “was doing Its bit for the ruling elite”? 4 Explain how the “message” of Cornball’s famous lecture Acres of Diamonds supported the theory of Social Darwinism. 5 How did the writings of Henry George and Edward
Bellary represent a “literature of dissent and protest” that arose to challenge the orthodoxy and obedience Zen believes was designed to “control” the American working class? 6 Compare and contrast Ken’s and your textbook’s accounts of the Square bombing in terms of causes and effects. 7 Zen says that revolutionary movements at this time (-) were stimulated by “the recognition that day-to-day combat was not enough, that fundamental change was needed. ” How do his accounts of the Homestead and Pullman strikes illustrate both the issues and the opposition forces involved in such change?
Explain why “a Senator from Wisconsin” supported the Homestead Act in 1860, and why he was wrong. 9 Cite an example of Zen providing evidence of mutual support and sympathy between (a) urban laborers and farmers, and (b) blacks and whites. 10 What was “the first document” of the Populist movement, and what did it call for? 11 Explain what Zen means when he says, “on top of the serious failures to unite blacks and whites, city workers and country farmers, there was the lure of electoral politics – all of that combining to destroy the Populist movement. ”