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Issues during the Gilded Age

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Alison Bessette

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By: Jen Stempel, Vincenzo Scuderi Alison Bessette Issues During the Gilded Age Introduction Citations 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 Conclusion Settlement houses
-Hulls House, James Adams

Temperance movement
-Francis Willard- alcoholism

Woman's Rights Movement
-Backseat to abolishment movement
-worked at state level for rights
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Purity movement- against prostitution, birth control, abortion and pornography
-Susan B. Anthony
-Anthony Comstock-publicity of sex

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
Womans 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 BUT 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 1. "Urbanization AndImmigration 1865-1900." Urbanization and Immigration 1865-1900. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2013. <http://teacherpages.nhcs.net/schools/hhs/billymason/Lecture%20Notes/Urbanization%20and%20Immigration%201865.htm>. "Social movements of the late 1800's." Facstaff. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2013. <facstaff.gpc.edu/~wbroadwe/03%20Social%20Movements.pdf>. "Urbanization and Immigration 1865-1900." Urbanization and Immigration. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2013. <teacherpages.nhcs.net/schools/hhs/billymason/Lecture%20Notes/Urbanization%20and%20Immigration%201865.htm >. 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 "Agricultural Problems and Gilded Age Politics." Austin Community College. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2013. <http://www.austincc.edu/lpatrick/his1302/agrarian.html>."Economy in The Gilded Age." Shmoop. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2013. <http://www.shmoop.com/gilded-age/economy.html>."The Gilded Age: The New Tycoons." U. S. History. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2013. <http://www.ushistory.org/us/36b.asp>. . N.p.. Web. 27 May 2013. <http://www.academicamerican.com/recongildedage/topics/gildedagepolitics.html>. Hughes, L. P.. N.p.. Web. 27 May 2013. <http://www.austincc.edu/lpatrick/his1302/agrarian.html>. . "Politics of the Gilded Age [ushistory.org]." Ushistory.org. Web. 27 May 2013. <http://www.ushistory.org/us/36f.asp>. " 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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