To some the Gilded Age was a time of great success and job opportunities. To others it was a time of constantly wondering whether or not they were going to have a job that or day, or if they were going to be fired and then replaced by a machine or a another worker who could do the labor for a cheaper price. Jay Gould, a wealthy business owner, tells us about his success and how other people are not as successful because they did not work hard enough or there own misfortunes. Thomas O’Donnell, a textile mill worker, tells about the hardships he and his family goes through besides him constantly working. It can be argued that the economic achievements of the Gilded Age looked different from the eyes of a shop floor worker, compared to the eyes of a corner office business owner.
The Gilded saw America 's economy boom. Steel, oil, and railroads played a crucial role in this economic boom. Owners of the biggest companies, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Carnegie, were the ones who industrialized our nation. Their industrial impacts were both positive and negative. Right after the Civil war, America was rebuilding itself.
But the profit of building the railroads was hit and the railway industry began to decline. Railway was an urgent need to operating the goods but there wasn’t enough traffic to sustain them. Oil was another lucrative business during the Gilded Age. John Rockefeller saw an opportunity that seemingly everything required oil during this era: factory, machines, ships, and, later, automobiles. The application of oil made the train speeded up.
Some characteristic for Uncle Hammer, he is tall and strong like Papa.Uncle Hammer is wealthy for a black person in his time because if you were black you were not wealthy. Uncle Hammer is calm most of the time.Uncle Hammer is not calm when someone tries to hurt his family. Uncle Hammer lives in Chicago not in Mississippi. Some characteristic of Papa along with Uncle Hammer he is tall and strong.Papa is poor and does not have a good job because he gets payed very little. He works at the railroad and, brings Mr Morrison home to protect his family.
It is easily seen from this poem that the speaker and his coworkers are blue-collar workers. They all work for different reasons, but what it all comes down to is, they are there for the money. When this poem is written the narrator's family has died and his perspective is changed. He no longer works for a paycheck considering his inheritance money has apparently made him wealthy. Human connection is what he has lost, and is now working for.
He then set up a mega trust with Rockefeller, who was in the gas and oil industry, JP Morgan, who was a banker, and Vanderbilt, who was high up in the railroad industry. He took control of much of the economy by putting other gas, oil, and railroad
Imperialism allowed for America to gain more power by taking over territories aggressively. In the Gilded Age from 1865 to 1900, farmers and industrial workers responded significantly to industrialization by forming alliances and movements. From 1865 to 1900, the farmers responded to industrialization significantly by forming alliances and movements. The farmers responded by creating the Farmer’s Alliance. The Farmer’s
Banks and railroad companies were constantly taking advantage of them. At this time, farmers were on the verge of becoming the minorities in American society. The success of industrialization forced the farmers to the lowest social strata as they were overtaken by the corporate groups. The government of the day, The Republican Party also did not pay much attention to the farmers. After the civil war, making a living as a farmer was made difficult because of droughts, grasshopper plagues, high interest rates, falling prices and even rising costs of living.
That is where Gatsby made all his money, not from owning a chain of drug stores. His job is another thing that he lied about. Again, this shows that money is a huge aspect in the Gilded Age and The Great Gatsby. To become a different person, Gatsby had to have a lot of money. Gatsby’s whole life was corrupt with fake facts and details about himself.
The Gilded Age was an era of unprecedented industrial, economic, and technological, growth in the private sector of the United States. However, behind this façade of prosperity remained several societal issues that vexed the United States for several decades. Primarily, economic inequality, political corruption, unbridled Laissez Faire capitalism, racism, lack of women’s rights, and stagnant labor conditions defined this era of avarice and corruption. Moreover, this corrupt and amoral system only benefited a very small part of the country. Consequently, these social issues in conjunction with a weak and corrupt government established the foundations of the social tensions and turmoil of the 1890s.
The Gilded Age which is the time period 30 years after the civil war, is when the economy went through a period of intense growth. The railroad industry was considered the start of the economic growth during the civil war. Many Businessmen of the period, such as Andrew Carnegie the controller of the steel industry, Jay Gould and Cornelius Vanderbilt, who were successful in the railroad industry, John D. Rockefeller who dominated the oil industry, and J.P Morgan who was very successful in the banking industry, they were often criticized for having monopolies and treating their workers poorly. Many Businessmen practiced the philosophy of Social Darwinism is when only the strong survive based Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. Robber Baron was an industrialist during the Gilded Age who was powerful and wealthy Businessmen, he became wealthy by treating his workers terribly and other questionable and unethical tactics.
This is because smaller businesses were ruined by larger ones. George Rice, who was the owner of a smaller oil company, says in Document H that he was ruined by the Standard Oil Company because the big business was selling oil for lower prices. They could sell it at such low prices because
During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the American Industrial Revolution sprung up. The steel industry began America’s climb to a global leader in industry. More people were drawn to the booming economy rather than to politics. The American industrial revolution was in full gear, and most men had a hunger for wealth rather than for Congress or presidency. During this time, the railroad became a massive industry, not just for transportation, but also for production building of the railroads.
At the time united states was running on iron , soon the entire country was built of steel, from railroads, to skyscrapers,and to cars. Carnegie was a hero to this country as he led the country to a better economy. But is he really a hero? Carnegie changed the way the country worked.
By the middle of the 19th century, the United States had all of the ingredients to fuel an Industrial Revolution, including the natural resources. There was plenty of iron ore for making iron and steel products, for building factories and housing, and coal and water for powering machines. and natural gas could be used as power sources as well. To turn these raw materials into something useful, they had to be transported to the country 's new manufacturing centers. There they would be made into finished products.