American Wealth of the Gilded Age 1870’s -1890’s. The Biltmore Estate. Newport Summer Cottages. “The Breakers” A summer home built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II,
The Biltmore Estate
Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs, wife of the American agent for the North German Lloyd steamship line.
Edward Julius Berwind, the largest single owner of coal properties in the country
Brooke Astor reigned over New York society with a disdain for pretension and devoted her considerable resources to New York's unfortunate
Mark Twain called the late nineteenth century the "Gilded Age." He meant that the period was glittering on the surface but corrupt underneath. In the popular view, the late nineteenth century was a period of greed and guile: of Robber Barons, speculators, shady business practices, scandal-plagued politics, and vulgar display of wealth.
The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Lead to public awareness of working conditions and woman and child labor
1892: Steel plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania. Carnegie's involvement in the union-breaking action left many men dead or wounded and forever tarnished Carnegie's reputation as a benevolent employer and a champion of labor.
Other notable strikes Pullman Strike, Haymarket Affair and on going W.V. Coal Miners strikes
Jim Crow was a Minstrel character and comic book. The name was very popular and gave a common name to the face to the segregation laws.
Each Group takes an amendment.
Explain why and whent the Amendment was created.
Explain why it was considered a progressive reform.
What were the arguments against the Amendment.
Create an outline to present to the class.