The Gilded Age (1877-1900) Hannahs, Lindsey and Virginia
Populism
<ul><li>During the Gilded Age industrializing corrupted politics, harmed farming and pressured people into the formation o...
Civil Rights <ul><li>Federal troops were removed from the South </li></ul><ul><li>Political leaders were white </li></ul><...
Chinese and Mexican Segregation  <ul><li>Chinese Immigration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Segregation from whites </li></ul></ul...
Women Segregation <ul><li>Wanted to get more rights </li></ul><ul><li>Formed different unions  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women...
Corrupt Politics <ul><li>Industries—industrialists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard working conditions—no minimum wage or insura...
Economic Issues <ul><li>Critical Things during the Gilded Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tariff and monetary policy </li></ul><...
Farmers <ul><li>Received low prices for their crops – had to pay high prices on railroads to transport materials  </li></u...
Populism <ul><li>Aka People’s Party </li></ul><ul><li>In American History, it became one of the largest 3 rd  party moveme...
Primary Source
Works Cited <ul><li>Lapsansky-Werner, Emma J., Peter B. Levy, Randy Roberts, Alan Taylor.   United States  </li></ul><ul><...
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U.S.2.The Gilded Age (1877 1900)

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

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