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Test Bank For History of the American Economy 12th Edition by Gary M. Walton

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1111822921
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1111822927
  • Author : by Gary M. Walton

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Test Bank For History of the American Economy 12th Edition by Gary M. Walton

Chapter 11
Labor during the Early Industrial Period

General Questions
1. Before 1860, most of the U.S. population lived _____ and most workers _____ .
a. in small to medium cities; were members of trade guilds
b. in rural areas; were self-employed
c. in large cities; were self-employed
d. in large cities; were employed in mills and factories
ANSWER: b. in rural areas; were self-employed

2. In the antebellum period, the largest source of employment was:
a. the agricultural sector.
b. the manufacturing sector.
c. government (local, state and federal)
d. the service industry.
ANSWER: a. the agricultural sector.

3. Between 1820 and 1860, in the U.S.,
a. real wages rose.
b. unskilled workers’ earnings fell relative to skilled workers’ earnings.
c. fertility rates fell.
d. the number of self-employed workers fell.
e. All of the above.
ANSWER: e. All of the above.

4. The population of the United States grew _____ during the first half of the 19th century.
a. slowly
b. erratically
c. about 3 percent per year
d. about 6 percent per year
ANSWER: c. about 3 percent per year

5. The U.S. population growth rate in the first half of the 19th century was
a. about the same as that of most European countries.
b. lower than that of most European countries.
c. much higher than that of most European countries.
d. sporadic—sometimes high and sometimes low.
ANSWER: c. much higher than that of most European countries.

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