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Unformatted text preview: HIS 125 week 5 due day 4 Jasmyne Carson Part 1 The depression increased agricultural prices, created surplus, and made people leave their land. Farmers had to pay high mortgages, they had to pay high and discriminatory railroad dates, and they suffered from poverty. Bankers held the peoples rising debts. Intermediaries stored and processed commodities, but for a cut. A tariff protected manufacturers. The Gilded age political system faced issues such as, civil service reform, currency reform, and tariff. Tariffs were really complicated and most Americans could not understand its forms and its implications. There are two different kinds of tariffs that serve two different purposes. Currency was a very big issue because the currency value was determined by exactly how much was in circulation at that time. Public concerns and even private concerns suffered from increasing complexity of trying to do even the simplest tasks within the government, so then the civil service...
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