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Homework Help: history

Posted by Meeha on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 2:27am.

I'm stuck on these history questions, and the textbook is not clear on the answer (I hate it when that happens!). I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me ASAP on this as I need to submit this tomorrow (especially Ms. Sue! Please help me out!)

Some anti-imperialists feared the existence of
a) foreign markets
b) different races in the United States
c) large standing armies
d) a new frontier

I'm stuck between B and C. I was pretty sure it was B at first, but then I read the text more closely and figured it most probably would be C as well. Here's what my book says:

For choice B:

"Although most southern democrats also opposed imperialism, they did so for different reasons. Many southern politicians feared the effects of having to absorb more people of different races into the United States...A number of anti-imperialists outside the South also opposed imperialist policies because of teh fear that they would encourage people of different racial backgrounds to move to the United States."

For choice C:

"Finally, anti-imperialists noted that imperialism threatened the nation's democratic foundations. The large standing armies that were employed to bring other nations under American control could be used just as easily to crush dissent at home."

Which of the following contributed to the cattle ranching bust?
a)overgrazing
b)cattle thieves
c)competition from Mexican ranchers
d) invention of barbed wire

Same issue. I'm stuck between choices A and D, and the text isn't clear.

For choice A:

"Cattlemen contributed to their own downfall by overstocking the market with cattle. They also allowed their herds to overgraze what remained of the range, seriously damaging the prairie grasses. In 1885 beef prices began to fall."

For choice D:

"The cattle boom ended in the mid-1880s as a result of several factors. One was Joseph Glidden's 1874 invention of barbed wire...Farmers on the Great Plains lacked a supply of trees or rocks with which to build fences. With the invention of barbed wire, farmers could fence their land and keep out grazing cattle that had caused much conflict between farmers and ranchers. Slowly the open range on which ranchers had freely grazed their huge herds, began to disappear."

And I'm stuck on this one. This question talks about the Progressive Movement of the late 1800s:

The progressive movement focused mainly on the problems of
a)African Americans
b)Urban residents
c)Tenant farmers
d)Nonunionized workers

I know its definitely not A. I guess I'm stuck between B, C, and D, though it's probably not likely to be B..I'm thinking it's along the lines of C or D, but I'm not sure.

Please help ASAP as I need to submit this by tomorrow. Thanks so much! <3

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