Essay On The Gilded Age

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Ramez youssef Ms.Duquette U.S History 18 July 2016 The Gilded Age After the civil war and the reconstruction era.The United States start to grow more and more. Adults and children worked in factories, many immigrants came to U.S to work and had the “American dream”. This period of the history helped in shaping our country forever. Although this period of time caused some problems and many achievements, but the new immigration groups, massive industrialization, and growth in urbanization changed America forever. Due to the massive industrialization and the discovery of oil and railroads the nation's economy was controlled by a few, very powerful individuals which controls everything. Nevertheless, the yank economy grew and grew. By …show more content…

The Urban bosses were people who ran politics in the major cities. They can do social work to get votes of people but were corrupt. The bosses used to help the Immigrants and gave them aid, houses as “row houses” or “tenement” and jobs in exchange for their support or money, they also used their power to get projects and things done in the cities as they had control over the offices and hire their friends to get the monopolies for them (DOC 2). For example “William Tweed”, who was a Political Leader of NYC's (didn't really hold political office). Profit voters for votes and politicians for graft/greed. It was proved that he stole more than two million dollars from the people in the six years he was a political boss that later cause corruption . To fix that in the future and prevented from happening again President roosevelt established the “Hepburn Act 1906”, that regulate power of the interstate Commerce Commission by increasing its membership from 5 to seven and permitting it to work out cheap rates upon the grievance of a shipper. Also he established the “Elkins Act 1903” that sponsored by President President Roosevelt, provided for the regulation of interstate railroads. The act forbade rebates or different rate reductions to shipping corporations. Railroads weren't allowed to supply rates completely different from the revealed

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