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What did the progressives support

Progressives were interested in establishing a more transparent and accountable government which would work to improve U.S. society. These reformers favored such policies as civil service reform, food safety laws, and increased political rights for women and U.S. workers.

What monetary policy did the populists support

Bimetallism

What 1880s practice of southern farmers overworked the land

Growing cash crops like tobacco and cotton overworked the land.

Why did many farmers grow cash crops

they hoped these crops would bring more money.

Which group was likely to have received land provided under the Homestead Act

Plains farmers were the group likely to have received land provided under the Homestead Act.

Which group had conflicts with silver miners over land and water rights

southwest ranchers

apex

What was an argument made by women in the Progressive movement

they had a duty to improve society.

What would be most common for the owner of a Bonanza ranch

to move to a more productive land
raising large numbers of cattle.

What did the homestead strike show

The government was willing to use force to end strikes

What was true about the transportation used to ship farmers crops

railroads could charge as much as they likes

Which progressive reform had the effect of allowing direct democracy

Use of initiatives had the effect of allowing direct democracy.

Where were corn and wheat main cash crops

Midwest

Which of these was an action of farmers alliances

Organizing through local chapters

Political goal for farmers

The political goal of farmers was lower prices for grain storage.

Which is true of the 1912 presidential election

Because all three major candidates were Progressive, Progressive votes were split.

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