Industrialization In The Gilded Age

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In a time, 1865 marked the end of Reconstruction of the North and the South after the Civil War. The start of the Second Industrial Revolution began with the invention of electrical power and mechanical engines. The United States expanded westward like never before with the creation of railroads, oil, and steel. The Election of 1896 marked a critical election when Republican William McKinley, United States President from 1897-1901, defeated his opponent in one of the most dramatic and complex elections in the young country’s history. Using the idea of American Imperialism, the United States aimed to spread their political, economic, and cultural control within the government over areas beyond their boundaries. It is in this context that farmers and industrial workers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age from 1865-1900 in their own significant ways. Farmers organized the Granger Movement and Farmers Alliance to deal with industrialization. Industrial workers formed the Knights of Labor and American Federation of Labor in response to industrialization. Farmers responded to industrialization in the Gilded Age from 1865-1900 in two significant ways, which included the Granger Movement and Farmer’s Alliance. The lives of farmers changed as their lifestyle had to adapt to the creation of mechanized railroad agriculture and the dependence of railroad companies. Farmers depended on the price given to their product to earn a living, and at times the “monied
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