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    Samantha Jane American History Essay Test The Gilded Age The well-known author Mark Twain named the Gilded Age‚ it means “golden”. The Gilded Age received its name from the massive amount of inventions‚ expansion in the West‚ and the economics doing the best it has ever done before. Another reason it is viewed as the golden age is because of the huge step in railroads. Steel replaces Iron because it is cheaper‚ tougher and easier to make. Steel is used mainly for railroads but also for farming

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    Jack in thr Bean Stalk US History 6B January 29‚ 2013 The Gilded Age (1877-1900) The phrase "America’s Gilded Age" typically brings to mind the financial exploits and dazzling wealth of the "robber barons": Vanderbilt‚ Rockefeller‚ Morgan‚ Carnegie‚ and others. The fortunes they made have left us with lasting monuments that‚ in most of our minds‚ exemplify the era: mansions in Newport‚ treasure-filled libraries and museums in Manhattan. The truth however‚ shows a side that was anything but glamorous

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    During the Gilded Age‚ there was a large boom in industrialization. This affected upper class American in a more positive manner than it did for the farmers and workers on the bottom of America’s totem pole. Although the Industrialists became rich during the Gilded Age‚ the farmers felt the oncoming of the Panic of 1893 start while the upper class men were making money. The discontent that effected the farmers was widespread. Throughout the 1880s-1900s‚ farmers were distraught by the many

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    Gilded problems Living conditions during the gilded age were not healthy. Many people lived in tenements. Life in the tenements was trashy‚ and the space between each tenement was about one foot. They also did not have any type of plumbing‚ so all the waste would wash down to the street. Also many people would live in one small tenement. Between 1812 and 1840 the American political landscape underwent significant changes. The most important of these changes was the rise of the formal political

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    The Gilded Age was a period in the U.S.’s history during the 1860’s to the 1900’s. This was a time period in which there was a great deal of political injustice‚ an economic growth caused by an industrial boom‚ a massive wave of immigrants‚ environmental exploitation‚ and new inventions that push America forward in time. All of these aspects are what lead the US into what we now call the “American Renaissance”. Political injustice was common throughout the Gilded Age. Money was an asset that many

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    Gilded means to cover up or give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to. This was a period in our history following the Civil War from 1870-1895. This era in our history was a segment showing the worst of America at its best. During this time frame factories were pumping full steam mass producing a surplus of products allowing the economy to spike. The Railroad was commissioned to allow military conquest and dispossession of Native Americans as they settled inland. The New York

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    Adam EL-Maadawy Hst.245/4489 Russ Morisi 3/16/11/Midterm How effective was the political system of the gilded age and in what ways did progressivism include both democratic and anti democratic impulses? During the Gilded Age there came a time of economic stability and expansion that brought the country a surplus of wealth. What made this happen was the Second Industrial Revolution that came about post-civil war time‚ with the building of railroads and being able to transport raw materials

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    Gilded Age Take-Home The Gilded Age was an age of vast transformation for the United States. This period was was an era of vast economic‚ social‚ and political growth for the United States. It brought a vast number of immigrants to our shores. This era showed the true meaning of the “American dream” and also the suffering it brought with it. Andrew Carnegie‚ a Scottish immigrant who came to this country penniless became the owner of the Carnegie Steel Company‚ which became the most profitable

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    Musical Shows and College Football during the Gilded Age The Gilded Age was an era that erupted with cultural activities. This American society came after the Civil War‚ and the Reconstruction. As for the past‚ American were used to the rise of industry and wanted to return to their normal lifestyles. The Gilded Age was open to new opportunities‚ and escape past regiments and open ideas to a new urban lifestyle. Because the rapid growth of industry‚ due to the Civil War and the Reconstruction‚ upper

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    The Gilded Age‚ the period from 1870 to around 1900‚ got its name from Mark Twain‚ who thought the era was glittering on the surface but corrupt underneath (Mintz‚ McNeil). When most people picture the Gilded Age‚ they refer to Mark Twain’s view of an imbalanced‚ corrupt society. Many think that the Gilded Age was mainly an era full of social inequality‚ greed‚ careless captains of industry‚ unhealthy and immoral lifestyles of the lower class‚ business scandals‚ and devious political tactics. Many

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