The Gilded Age 4.12.11

The Gilded Age 4.12.11 - The Gilded Age (1877 1900) A. Mark...

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The Gilded Age (1877 – 1900) A. Mark Twain B. an age of great personal and corporate wealth, extravagant excess, and vast waste- but poor distribution of wealth, great pockets of poverty, and miserable living conditions for millions C. “Captains of Industry” seen as “Robber Barons” a. John D. Rockefeller (Standard Oil) b. Andrew Carnegie (U.S. Steel) c. Henry Ford (Ford Motor Company) d. J.P. Morgan (Banking and Investments) e. Cornelius Vanderbilt (RR) f. The Guggenheims (mining) D. “Laissez Faire”: Gov., keep “hands off” yet a. tycoons wanted gov. to provide: i. tax breaks, subsidies, and loans ii. tariff protection iii. help against worker’s org. E. Politics in the Gilded Age a. Republicans i. Native-Born, white, Anglo-Saxon protestants ii. Strength in the North and Midwest iii. Pro; “Blue Laws” iv. Pro- Laissez Faire v. Conservative monetary policy vi. Pro-Tariff vii. Pro-Big Business viii.“Wave the Bloody Shirt”
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b. Democrats i. Solid South ii. Large Urban Areas iii. Generally Agreed with republicans on tariff, monetary policy and big business
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Spring '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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The Gilded Age 4.12.11 - The Gilded Age (1877 1900) A. Mark...

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