Gilded Age Analysis

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Industrialization started during the Gilded Age, the Gilded Age was a time of massive amounts of wealth for the politicians, they mostly were corrupt and ineffective, and many of these people were John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and many others. These people were called robber barons; they had lots of money by having too much control in the US. Rockefeller owned the Standard Oil Company; he had 90% control of the world. Andrew Carnegie in document 18-4 states, “The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth…poor and restricted are our opportunities in this life.” Carnegie demonstrates that most of the people living in this age were having bad conditions of life. Moreover, Henry Ford made observations about…show more content…
In this century, slavery came into play, it was very sad because it separated families, slaves lived under poor conditions, they also had rules like the Black Codes which were laws passed by Southern states that had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy. In 16-3 “Jacob Brown wishes to find his sister and friends, from whom he was sold about eight years ago.” Many of these people wanted to have liberty; they tried to reunite their families because of the separation of slavery. In addition, black people won their freedom by establishing 13, 14, and 15 amendments that signify freedom, citizenship, and vote. In the movie, “Gone with the Wind”, it shows how slaves suffered during this ages, how they were treated being ruled by their superiors. It clearly explains the example of the life of the former slaves. Furthermore, people started moving west due to the Homestead Act, Transcontinental Railroad, and mining and cattle ranching. Many of these people were the Hispanic societies, Chinese immigration, White migration and Black migration. During the Gilded Age, they were political bosses like George Washington Plunkitt and William Tweed. The Tammany Hall, a building which was a Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in controlling New York City and New York State politics helping immigrants by giving them basic needs in change of having their vote. In 19-5, George Washington Plunkitt explained what things he did in order to gain the success that he had. He stated, “I seen my opportunities and I took em,” showing an example of how he made his fortune. In conclusion, for most of the people it was very difficult for them to have opportunities to succeed in life, so they fought for their equity to change the structure of lifestyle,
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