Unformatted text preview: unlike they are today. American politics is much more different today because different challenges are faced with much more political power and improvement methods. We still depend on much of the public and stimulation from private sector for successful outcomes. The Gilded Age faced tariffs, civil services reform, and currency reforms. Currency was something that had value based on how it circulated around the U.S. Civil Service was something important because it allowed competitive examinations to be done or federal jobs and jobs to be rewarded based on merit. Overall, the Gilded Age and current American political issues are different because of the changes that have been made....
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- Spring '11
- Civil service, American political issues, Granger laws Farmers alliance