Gilded Age Imperialism

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During the Gilded Age the United States became the leading industrial nation in the world, built a powerful navy, defeated a world power, and acquired a large overseas empire. It was also transformed by the values of a new industrial and urban society. The most important and most influential development for Gilded Age America was the rise of industrial capitalism and the burgeoning of corporations that controlled nationwide industries and that supplanted the small, locally owned factories and businesses around which the national economy had hitherto been constructed. 4. During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy. In this lesson, learn rabout the important factors that contributed

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