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Title: Gilded%20Age%20America


1
Gilded Age America
  • Americas Growing Pains

2
Westward Expansion
  • Frontier definition less than 2 people per
    square mile west of line drawn from northern to
    southern boundary.
  • Mining Frontier
  • Cattle Frontier
  • Farming Frontier
  • End of the Frontier
  • http//www.clt.astate.edu/lsaunders/2773TransMissi
    ssippi20West_files/frame.htm

3
Native American Policy
  • Sand Creek Massacre (extermination) November 28,
    1864
  • Reservations (removal)
  • Dawes Severalty Act (assimilation) 1887
  • http//www.csulb.edu/projects/ais/

4
Modern Farming
  • Mechanization
  • Decline of the Family Farm
  • Rise of Farm Revolts
  • The Grange
  • The Populists
  • Successes
  • Paper currency
  • Antitrust and Big Business Legislation
  • Direct election of Senators
  • Graduated Income Tax
  • Farm Subsidies
  • http//projects.vassar.edu/1896/populists.html

5
Industrialization and Urbanization
  • Social Darwinism
  • Laissez-Faire
  • Labor, Mechanization, and Transportation
  • Rise of Large Cities
  • http//library.thinkquest.org/C004367/eh4.shtml
  • http//oswego.org/staff/tcaswell/wq/gildedage/stud
    ent.htm

6
Railroads And National Markets
  • Travel Before Railroads
  • Construction Issues
  • Backward Linkages
  • Forward Linkages
  • Other Benefits?
  • http//memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrintro
    .html

7
Rise of Big Business
  • Development of Trusts
  • Monopolies
  • Oligopolies
  • Integration
  • Mechanization
  • http//cse.stanford.edu/class/cs201/projects-95-96
    /corporate-monopolies/government_history.html

8
Famous Businessmen
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • John Rockefeller
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • Jay Gould
  • Robber Barons
  • Social Gospel
  • http//oswego.org/staff/tcaswell/wq/gildedage/reso
    urces.htm

9
Labor Issues
  • Safety
  • Paternalism
  • Wages
  • Child and Female Labor
  • KoL-Terrence Powderly
  • AF of L-Samuel Gompers
  • IWW-Bill Haywood
  • http//www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Quad/6460/AmL
    abHist/

10
Immigration
  • New Immigrants
  • Foreign born population jumped from 4 million in
    1860 to over 10 million by 1890.
  • Southern and eastern Europe, Asia
  • Language barriers greater
  • Larger cultural differences
  • Often came from rural areas
  • http//www.cis.org/topics/history.html

11
Other Domestic Political Issues
  • Political Machines
  • Civil Service Reforms
  • Tariff
  • Civil War Related issues
  • Battle Flags
  • Pensions
  • http//www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/us2
    8.cfm

12
Imperialism
  • Spanish-American War (1898-1899)
  • Hawaii (1899)
  • Samoa (1899)
  • Boxer Rebellion (1900)
  • Open Door Policy
  • Panama (1905)
  • http//www.smplanet.com/imperialism/toc.html

13
Leaders in Imperialism
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Theodore Roosevelt
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