How Did The Gilded Age Affect The Economy During The Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age was the time Civil War and the World War 1. It is also known for the population and economic growth that went rapidly during this time. All the good things led to a lot of political corruption and bad deals. The American political landscape during this time was more corrupt and they didn’t care about political ethics. The business owners had more power than the politicians. Railroads were a hung impact on the United States, it provided faster mobility and hundreds of jobs. In the Gilded Age was when everything went corrupt. The business people were paying off the people in the government to get favors from them. “Gilded” otherwise meant shiny on the outside but not so shiny on the out. When everything exploded …show more content…

Everyday life was filled with bribing government officials, fraud and manipulation. They also called this era “The forgettable presidents” because of the little real power they had. No one took orders from the government, they were more focused on rebuilding society. In fact, Andrew Johnson was impeached from office because of the amount of distaste towards him. The business world wasn’t the only thing corrupt but the railroads were too. With the railroad industry growing the companies knew they could charge huge rate and gain a large profit. Congressmen were paid off to be quite about the scandal and kept it to themselves. The railroads raised the stocks and were given to well-liked companies. The wealthy men in the railroad were suspected to careless for the people who worked for them. In conclusion, everything was full of corruption in the Gilded Age. Railroads changed the money making game and made fast money. It made business easy to transport, rather than the slow process of moving the merchandise. After the railroads the technology seemed to explode to the fast pace world we have today. But, the businessmen were still corrupted and didn’t have boundaries when it came to making

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