1876-1918 Domestic-1. The West The Do-Nothing Presidents Organized Labor The Populists The Progressives. The West.
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The Do-Nothing Presidents
Frightening (especially to property owners!)
Religious upset: Modernists v Fundamentalists
Prior to Spanish settlement, 300,000
By 1850 pop down to 150,000
Then: RR workers, Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo rugs popular in the East
By 1871 down to 9 million
By 1881 almost extinct
The Biggest Threat to American Democracy in the last quarter of the 19th century was the influence that Big Business had on Government
= $403 million
BIG BUSINESS WAS THE CHIEF THREAT TO DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT.