Social Change And Economic Growth In The Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age The Gilded Age was a great time for social change and economic growth. Between reconstruction and the dawn of the new century, the Gilded Age saw rapid industrialization, urbanized, railroads, technology, and the rise of big businesses. The nations were split into two halves that hated each other and nobody had enough money. The last three decades of the 19th century is called the Gilded Age which is one of the most dynamic periods in american history. During the Gilded Age america’s industry economy exploded generating opportunities for individuals but also leaving many farmers and workers struggling. Industrial leaders such as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller revolutionized business and ushered in the modern corporate economy, but…show more content…
Their admirers argued that they were captains of industry who built the core american industrial economy. For example, Carnegie donated more than 90 percent of his fortune and said that philanthropy was an upper class duty the “Gospel of Wealth”. Rockefeller donated more than $500 million to various charities, slightly more than half his entire net worth. Gilded Age politics called the “ Third Party System”, featured very closed contest between the republicans and democrats. Progressivism was caused by the gilded age. The corruption in the gilded age such as the tweed ring lead to progressivism which lead to the Progressive Era. Progressivism was created to oppose companies such as standard oil company to create monopolies and spread their tentacles across the country . From everything that happened during this period of time I say yes the name Gilded Age is an appropriate metaphor. If you was on the outside looking in the United States looked very appealing so basically glittery. For the people that was on the inside they had it rough. They knew what was happening and that represents the corrupt part underneath the
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