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Gilded Age Discussion Question 1. Explain how and between the end of the Civil War and the early twentieth century, the United States experienced stagnant economic growth and the loss of international markets. 2. Identify the events and conditions that led to the second industrial revolution that took place between the Civil War and the early twentieth century . - The federal govt.
3. Analyze the table below. Identify the statements that describe the economic changes that occurred between and 1870 1970- Almost II million Americans moved from farm to city, and another 25 million immigrants arrived from overseas. Manufacturing took place in industrial cities. 4. Andrew Carnegie was an industrial giant of the Gilded Age. Identify statements that describe Carnegie . He leveraged vertical integration to create the largest and most technologically advanced steel factories in the world. Carnegie distributed much of his wealth to various philanthropies . 5. Analyze the political cartoon from an 1883 edition of the magazine Puck , and then complete the following statement .
Analyze the political cartoon from an 1883 edition of the magazine Puck , and then complete the following statement. 6. In this image, like Cornelius Vanderbilt sit safely perched on their millions of dollars, made from the labor of , who stand in a sea of . robber barons workers prosperity
workers, politician’s prosperity, robber barons, Native Americans, hard times slaves Analyze the cartoon below titled “The Greatest Department Store on Earth,” from Puck magazine (November 29, 1899). How does this artist depict the American economy during the Gilded Age? Print shows Uncle Sam standing behind the counter at "Uncle Sam's Department Store" where there is a "Great Sale Now Going On Inside"; the store is filled with representatives of "Germany, England, France, Russia, Italy, Mexico, Japan, China, Austria" and Turkey, who are anxious to purchase such commodities as "Steel Rails, Machinery, Provisions,

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