apush dbq - Justin Zhou Mr.Stavola APUSH “To what extent is it justified to characterize the industrial leaders of 1865-1900 era as either “robber

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Justin Zhou Mr.Stavola APUSH 2/25/18 “To what extent is it justified to characterize the industrial leaders of 1865-1900 era as either “robber barons” or “industrial statement” The Gilded Age was labeled by Mark Twain as a age where there would be great innovations in technology and a large gap in the rich in poor. In the later half of the 19th century there would be great innovations in technology causing a increase standard of living, but due to those great innovations there would also be a ginormous gap between the rich and poor. Industrial leaders would be labeled as “Robber Barons” due to their actions in creating a huge gap between the rich and poor, as well as creating monopolies and stealing from the common people. Industrial Leaders will become a labeled as “Robber Barons” with innovations like the light bulb, electricity, steel, etc would breed such industrial leaders such as John D. Rockefeller would rise to great wealth. With such powerful people coming to wealth there would be
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