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U.S.2.The Gilded Age (1877 1900)

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    • The Gilded Age (1877-1900) Hannahs, Lindsey and Virginia
    • Populism
      • During the Gilded Age industrializing corrupted politics, harmed farming and pressured people into the formation of the populist party.
    • Civil Rights
      • Federal troops were removed from the South
      • Political leaders were white
      • Jim Crow Laws: Kept blacks and whites apart
      • Whites were able to make loopholes to get around the different amendments
      • Grandfather clause: allowed someone to vote only if their grandfather had voted in the past
      • African Americans fought back for their rights
    • Chinese and Mexican Segregation
      • Chinese Immigration:
        • Segregation from whites
          • Had their own schools
          • Tried to protect their rights
      • Mexican Americans
        • Wanted more rights
        • Las Gorras Blancas: Cutting holes in barbed wire fences and burning houses of rich landowners
    • Women Segregation
      • Wanted to get more rights
      • Formed different unions
        • Women’s Christian Temperance Union
        • Unions were not successful
      • Susan B. Anthony: Formed movement to try and gain more rights for women
    • Corrupt Politics
      • Industries—industrialists
        • Hard working conditions—no minimum wage or insurance
      • Bribes
      • Civil service
      • Trusts—monopolies
      • William Tweed
    • Economic Issues
      • Critical Things during the Gilded Age
        • Tariff and monetary policy
      • Tariff issue
        • divided the Democrats and Republicans
        • Created to protect new industries
      • The monetary policy
        • Gave rise to independent political parties
      • Gold Standard
        • Meant that government would use gold as the basis of the nation’s currency
      • Taxes
        • The Federalists and Jeffersonians and the Democrats and Whigs divided because of their differences over the tariffs
      • Greenbacks
        • Federal paper money
    • Farmers
      • Received low prices for their crops – had to pay high prices on railroads to transport materials
      • Began to cost more to produce food than they could by selling it
        • Many farmers went into debt
      • Southern Farmer’s Alliance
        • “ sub treasuries”
    • Populism
      • Aka People’s Party
      • In American History, it became one of the largest 3 rd party movement in American History
      • Group of Farmers
        • Wanted low prices on transportation
          • Wanted “free silver”
        • Wanted to receive higher prices for what they sold
      • Fell apart in 1896
    • Primary Source
    • Works Cited
      • Lapsansky-Werner, Emma J., Peter B. Levy, Randy Roberts, Alan Taylor.  United States
      • History. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Education, Inc, 2008
      • &quot;Gilded Age.&quot; American History . 2009. ABC-CLIO. 12 May 2009 < http://www.americanhistory.abc-clio.com >
      • http://www.eurekacityschools.org/ehs/perryr/GLWeb/PicJimCrow.jpg
      • “ Gilded Age Politics.” The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era .  2009.  Spark Notes. http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/gildedage/section1.html
      • http://americanrefugee.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/jimcrowprotest.jpg
      • http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/prohibition-7.jpg
      • &quot;William Marcy Tweed.&quot; American History . 2009. ABC-CLIO. 12 May 2009 <http://www.americanhistory.abc-clio.com>.