Chapter 23 Gilded Age

Chapter 23 Gilded Age - Chapter 23 Gilded Age Quiz a and...

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Chapter 23 Gilded Age Quiz a and test a 308-319 to Old Grover Takes Over Quiz b Page 319-323 367-377 A. Odds/Ends 1. Election of 1868 a. Republican-> Ulysses S. Grant Continue Radical Reconstruction b. Democrats-> split Creditors/financiers Owned Civil War bonds Wanted to be repaid in gold Debtors wanted continuation of Greenbacks Seymour c. Grant- wins-> Blacks helped him out a lot 2. Corruption a. Business Fisk and Gould Financers Corner the gold market b. Political Boss Tweed-> Tammany Hall Political machine New York Nast
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Credit Mobilier-was a company hired by UP to lay down the track. The stockholders created the construction company and then credit mobilier would charge a lot more than what was needed. UP insiders would get kickbacks because they were UP RR Transcontinental RR Whiskey Ring Made money off of excise tax 3. Election of 1872 i. Liberal Republican Party Corrupt government reforms End Reconstruction Greeley ii. Democrats also nominate Greeley because he wanted to end Reconstruction iii. Republicans- nominated the incumbent Grant iv. Mudslinging v. Effects Amnesty for Confederates Lower tariff Civil Service B. Depression and Demands for Inflation Panic of 1873 1. Triggered by Jay Cooke’s Bank
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2. Effects demand for inflation a. debtors- ask government to increase/ keep Greenbacks in circulation cheap money-(soft money) b. opposition to inflation creditors- wanted to take money out of circulation-
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 1120 taught by Professor Grigg during the Spring '08 term at UNO.

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Chapter 23 Gilded Age - Chapter 23 Gilded Age Quiz a and...

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