AP U.S. History Exam 2.32. The organization shown in the image worked to change the American economy by...what?
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to change the American economy by what?
And here are your potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
All right. Well, if that strapping young man in the image is any indication,
farming isn't just good for the land; it's good for the soul.
And also the return of high-waisted pants.
We won't go there.
All right, so let's see how the Grange movement planted the seeds of change
in its promotion of agriculture's, uh, healthy benefits.
Did the organization in the image work to change the American economy by A -
advocating the closing of the national bank?
Hmm. Well, abolishing the national bank was a
goal of the Farmers' Alliance, a group that was more focused
on economic policy than on the Grangers.
So we can take A off the payroll.
Did the Grangers attempt to reform the American economy by B -
setting a strict number of hours farmers could work each week?
Well, eight hour workdays eventually became an important issue
in the farmers' movement, but it was pushed more by the
Populists, not by the Grangers.
Looks like time's up for B.
Could the Grangers have attempted economic reform by C -
emphasizing the importance of silver over the gold standard?
Well, that's the Farmers' Alliance again, which favored the use of silver
over the gold standard. So if we can't cash in on C,
then that means the Grangers worked to change the American economy
by D - fighting for governmental control of railroads and grain warehouses.
The Grange movement's major goal was to return
railroads to government control and to allow for fair
pricing, since the fixed rates of railroad monopolies
placed a huge burden on farmers.
So D is the correct answer.
They may not seem super connected at first glance,
but agriculture really depended on the railroad system to, uh,
help keep things on track.
[ train whistle ]