The end of the frontier: the United States in 1890

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What is laissez-faire?
An economic philosophy that emphasised the importance of market forces and free competition, with minimum regulation or state intervention
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What is Social Darwinism?
Term invented by Herbert Spencer who took up the ideas of natural selection and applied them to social and economic theory
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What was the consequences on laissez-faire?
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How did big businesses succeed?
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What is an example of these monopolistic behaviours?
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What characteristics did the market created by industrial giants have?
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What did opposition to laissez-faire force governments to do?
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Why was legislation against big businesses unsuccessful?
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What are some examples of support for opposition to laissez-faire in the South and West? (Clue:Farmers)
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What influence did the Granger movement have?
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What protests against big businesses were there within industrial workers?
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Who was Terrance Powderly?
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What social reformers attacked laissez-faire?
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How did satirists shape the opinion of laissez-faire?
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What political groups protested against big businesses?
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What was the Turner Thesis?
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What ideas did the Turner Thesis focus on?
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What signs were there that the frontier had ended?
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What signs were there that the frontier hadn't ended?
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What was America like in 1890?
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What were the advances in America in 1890?
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What were the limitations in America in 1890?
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Why was America a magnet for immigration?
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What were foreign relations like in 1890?
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What were social tensions like in 1890?
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