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Issues during the Gilded Age

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Valleri Merrill

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Issues During the Gilded Age
During the Gilded Age there were many issues involving the society, politics and economy of the nation.
Political Issues
Farmers' Issues
Technological advances cause more skilled jobs to be available
Advanced Transportation
Improved Railroad
Economical Issues
Social Issues
Social Consequences
Spoils System
Political Consequences
Economic Consequences
Settlement houses
-Hulls House, James Adams

Temperance movement
-Francis Willard- alcoholism

Woman's Rights Movement
-worked at state level for rights
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Purity movement- against prostitution, birth control, abortion and pornography
-Susan B. Anthony

Farm and Labor Unions
-Wanted lower prices
-Tom Watson
Economical Issues
Industry Vs Farmers
Industry took off during the Gilded Age- Steel, and Oil
Tycoons such as Carnegie and Rockefeller
Purity Moment
-prostitution helped economy
-Anthony Com Stock- outlawed pornography
Women's Rights Movement
- Woman's Groups united (NWSA)
-Gained Suffrage
Consequences of:
Settlement houses
-Social services to people living in this housing for working
Temperance Movement
-Divided People
-Middle Class Woman get involved
Farm and Labor Unions
-Populist party
Political Scandals
- All levels of public life reduced to scandal
-Tammany Hall -Crédit Mobilier
Gilded and Unambitious Democracy
-American politics appear vital and dynamic
-Voter participation high
Political parties very indistinguishable
Farmer's Revolt
New technologies improve agriculture
= Prices too low to support farmers
Farmers form organizations
-Granger, -Farmer's Alliance, -Populist Party
*Free Jobs to unskilled workers
*Political campaigning help
*Skilled workers weren't employed- unskilled workers took the jobs
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Farmers used to rule economy,
With Industry more workers went to the city
Political Scandals
-Crédit Mobilier
Government officials are able to receive stock for free
-Tammany Hall
City Hall built loyal Tammany member earns more than 3 million dollars
Tariffs policy: Farmers had to buy manufactured goods on market
Banks were resistant on loaning money to Farms
Gilded and Unambitious Democracy
No party had complete control
Presidents gain control through favors and withheld limited ambition
Jobs required Skilled Workers causing unskilled workers to increase poverty rate
Industry flourished while farmers went into debt
Overproduction of crops due to Farmers being not allowed to trade
Farmers Rebel
Farmers chose tenant farming due to hardships= more slums
Tariff Policy only was to Farmers and caused double the agricultural hardships
Economical Issues
-Populist party
Farmers' Alliance
pursued for Grange insurance, reform of tax system, and fight against practices of railroad transportation system
Encouraged farmers to work together to profit the economy and well being of the community
Formed off of low agrarian prices
"populist"= "anti-elitist appeals in opposition to established interests and mainstream parties."
Farmers favor neither Republican or Democrat= -Farmer's Alliance
Farmers' Issues
Farmers suffered due to Industry only getting tax breaks
Officials are elected purely for loyalty and not skill. Therefore government decisions and are in jeopardy.
Railroad caused more jobs in Industry than on Farms =tenant farming
Farmers to no longer control economy
Instead Industry had the control
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The issues during the Gilded Age was not only society's or only the government's fault, it was a mixture.
Everything had a part in the problems with the farmers, the government officals and problems in society.
All contributed to the "journey" of the creation of the Gilded Ages' Problems
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