What Changes Occurred During The Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age, named by Mark Twain, lasted from the 1870’s to about 1900. It was a time of rapid economic growth and is also known as the “Progressive Era”. Many industries skyrocketed at this time such as the railroad, coal, steel, oil, meat, sugar, farm machinery, electricity, and petroleum industries. Products were now being mass produced, therefore, the price of living decreased. People developed an appreciation for art, theatre, and many other forms of expression and entertainment. Women’s rights became politicized, along with the rights of many other races. However, the most important change that happened during the Gilded Age was that people began to immigrate to America from other countries. Immigrants came to America looking

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