America During The Gilded Age

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In the beginning there wasn’t much to America. President Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory in 1803. He sent the Corps of Discovery, led by Lewis and Clark, to explore the territory in 1804, now we have western America. In 1829, Andrew Jackson became president, he didn’t like the Native Americans. He had them leave their land and go elsewhere; Famously known as the Trail of Tears, they walked from their homes to a camp in Oklahoma. In 1848, the Gold Rush was the thing. People were moving west to California to find gold, but that wasn’t what happened. The Civil War was between the north and south over slavery and economics. In 1861 Abraham Lincoln became president, he was all for abolishing slavery. It began April 12, 1961 with the Battle of Fort Sumter. It ended when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln gets assassinated and he didn’t get to see slavery abolished in December 1965, with the 13th Amendment.…show more content…
The 14th gave everyone born in the U.S citizenship and the 15th gave African American males the right to vote. The Gilded Age was a time of corruption. Robber barons were the rich and powerful people. Working during this time was dangerous, lots of people lost limbs and got injured, and they didn’t make much. The meat industry wasn’t a good place, the conditions were horrible. President Roosevelt had an investigation of the meat industry done in 1906 after he read The Jungle. In 1919 the 18th Amendment was passed prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and transport of
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