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Agriculture and Politics During the Gilded Age History 17B Professor Bsharah
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Questions for Consideration: What motivated the federal government to place Native Americans on reservations and through what means did the government accomplish this goal? How was the West transformed economically and socially during the Gilded Age? How effective was the political system of the era from 1870-1890? In what ways did American democracy in the Gilded Age seem remarkable healthy? What were the sources and historical significance of the Populist movement? Why did this movement decline? Why was their pressure for civil service reform? What was the tariff issue? What characterized monetary policy and the call for free silver?
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The American West: Cowboys, Farmers, Miners,and Native Americans The Mythology of the West and Rugged Individualism Agricultural Revolution: Old vs. New System The Native American “Problem” Problems of the Farmer and Populism Environmental Effects
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