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  1. The Gilded Age Part I: Growth and Prosperity

  2. Industrial and Economic Growth The New York Central Railroad Cornelius Vanderbilt The original Grand Central Terminal, New York

  3. Industrial and Economic Growth Carnegie Steel Company birthplace Andrew Carnegie

  4. Industrial and Economic Growth John D. Rockefeller

  5. Industrial and Economic Growth kerosene lantern Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company

  6. The Gilded Age Part 2: Politics

  7. Rutherford B. Hayes, President, 1877-1881

  8. James A. Garfield,President, 1881 Assassinated by Charles Guiteau, July 2, 1881 Charles Guiteau, hanged June 2, 1882

  9. Chester A. Arthur,President, 1881-1885 Signed Pendleton Civil Service Act into law

  10. Election of 1884 Winner Grover Cleveland, Democrat James G. Blaine, Republican

  11. Election of 1888 Winner Benjamin Harrison, Republican Grover Cleveland, Democrat

  12. 1890: The “Billion-Dollar Congress” • Sherman Silver Purchase Act • Sherman Anti-Trust Act • McKinley Tariff Senator John Sherman Senator William McKinley

  13. The Populist Movement A local Farmer’s Alliance

  14. Election of 1892 Winner Benjamin Harrison, Republican Grover Cleveland, Democrat

  15. Election of 1892

  16. Panic of 1893 Wall Street in 1893

  17. 1896: The Democrats Democratic National Convention, 1896 Williams Jennings Bryan

  18. Election of 1896 Winner William McKinley, Republican William Jennings Bryan, Democrat