Regents Prep: U.S. History & Government
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  Question 74 of 100   Gilded Age

Speaker A: “When demand ran high, and markets were scarce,
he showed little mercy, broke his contracts for delivery and raised prices.”

Speaker B: “The man of wealth must hold his fortune ‘in trust’ for the
community and use it for philanthropic and charitable purposes.”

Speaker C: “It is cruel to slander the rich because they have been successful.
They have gone into great enterprises that have enriched the nation and
the nation has enriched them.”

Speaker D: “The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up
colossal fortunes for the few, unprecedented in the history of mankind.”

 

Which two speakers would most likely label late 19th-century industrialists as robber barons?




 1.  A and B

 2.  A and D

 3.  B and C

 4.  C and D

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