041 Gilded Age #1 Study Guide - STUDY GUIDE: "THE GILDED...

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S TUDY G UIDE : “T HE G ILDED A GE #1” Using this study guide The following document has all of the terms, quotes, lists, and ideas contained in the most recent powerpoint presentation (note: I change these frequently so some variations may exist). As a result, you should not feel that you need to copy any of this information while in class. The following questions are addressed in this section of the lecture. You should be able to answer these questions by the end of this section. If you can’t, see me during my office hours or talk with your seminar leader: Why is the period known as the Gilded Age? What kinds of changes happen to American society from 1865-1900? What role did the federal government play in this change? What is the multiplier effect? What values are challenged? What was the broad economic conditions of the American economy (e.g., in 1873, 1882, 1893)? Why can historians claim that dependency is an increasingly important issue with this population? What factors of dependency are on the rise? What are Robber Barons? What are Captains of Industry? How did they seek control? What is the difference between a pool, cartel, and trust and how does John Rockefeller represent the “ideal” robber baron? Andrew Carnegie? J.P. Morgan? What are the ideologies of the various groups of Americans (capitalists, middle-class, working-class)? What is Social Darwinism? What is meant by accommodation and resistance? Who is accommodating and why? The following are sample essay questions used on previous exams dealing with this topic. The essay question used on your upcoming exam will look quite a bit (maybe exactly) like these: What is meant by the terms “dependency” and “control” during the Gilded Age? What were some of the factors that caused Americans to become more dependent? How did these factors affect Americans? sense of themselves as independent citizens? In what ways did Americans respond to rising dependency? Discuss one example from the politics of the era that, in your opinion, best exemplifies these tensions (be sure to explain why it is a good example). What is the "multiplier effect?" Give examples of how this phenomenon affected both the economy and business management in the United States during the Gilded Age. How does the multiplier effect change the nature of the U.S. economy during the Gilded Age? How, do you think, this affects the people of the era?
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course HIST 1302 taught by Professor Carter during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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