How Did The Gilded Age Improve The Economy

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In the post-Civil War United States, the South was in shambles. During the period of Reconstruction, Southern states had to be readmitted to the Union. The period from 1870 to 1900 is known as the Gilded Age, and it helped improve the unity of the country. Transcontinental railroads were being built and big corporations were being formed. The American people benefited from these changes because goods were easily available. Although big business during the Gilded Age improved the economy and the availability of goods for the American people, it did not improve politics due to the corruptness of politicians, requiring citizens to push reforms to restore democracy. Big businesses relieved economic stress of the American people during the Gilded

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