The Gilded Age 1870-1890. Gilded means to cover something of poor quality with gold What does this imply about American Society?. Mark Twain. Positives Industrialization Economic Growth New Inventions Growth of Middle Class and Suburbs Manifest Destiny . Negatives Working Conditions
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The Gilded Age1870-1890
Gilded means to cover something of poor quality with gold
What does this imply about American Society?
Growth of Middle Class and Suburbs
Poverty and Living Conditions in Cities
Gap between Rich and Poor Increases
Treatment of Minorities
Characteristics of the Gilded Age
The New Rich
Conspicuous Consumption- spending money just to show off wealth
Urbanization- process in which an increasing proportion of a population lives in cities or suburbs of cities
a rundown apartment used to house large numbers of low-income families.
Harper’s Weekly image of Chicagoans fleeing the fire over the Randolph Street bridge in 1871
Boss Tweed ran NYC
William M. Tweed, known as Boss Tweed, became head of Tammany Hall, NYC’s powerful Democratic political machines
Between 1869-1871, Tweed led the Tweed Ring, a group of corrupt politicians, in defrauding the city
Tweed’s ring stole between 40 and 200 million
Tweed died in Jail
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