Unit 1 powerpoint #1 (the gilded age intro to unit 1)

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Unit 1 powerpoint #1 (the gilded age intro to unit 1)

  1. 1. The Gilded Age By Brad Harris,SE: US 2A, 3A, 3B. 3C Grand Prairie HS
  2. 2. Historical Eras Characteristics of an Historical Era1) They have certain recognizable characteristics.2) They often overlap with other eras and time periods.3) They are often unique to a specific country or area.
  3. 3. Historical Eras of U.S. History (since 1877)1) Gilded Age ……………………….. (1870s-1900)2) Progressive Era ………………. (1900-1920)3) World War I ……………………….. (1914-1918)4) Roaring „‟20s …………………….. (1920-1929)5) Great Depression …………… (1929-1939)6) World War II …………………….. (1939-1945)7) Cold War ………………………….. (1945-1991)8) Civil Rights Movement …. (1950s-60s)
  4. 4. The Gilded AgeThe term “Gilded Age” was coined by writer Mark Twain
  5. 5. The Gilded AgeThe Gilded Age is the period in U.S. history between 1870 to around 1900
  6. 6. The Gilded Age The era was called the Gilded Age because althoughlife in the U.S. looked bright and shiny, underneath the surface, there was lots of poverty and corruption.
  7. 7. Characteristics of Gilded Age 1) New policies dealing with Native Americans2) Rise of political machines running local politics 3) The growth of industrialization
  8. 8. The Gilded Age Groups that suffered during the Gilded Age: Native AmericansNative Americans were forced onto reservations and theirchildren were forced to assimilate into American culture
  9. 9. The Gilded Age Groups that suffered during the Gilded Age: African AmericansBlacks were denied many basic rights and lynching of blacks was a common occurrence in the South
  10. 10. The Gilded Age Groups that suffered during the Gilded Age: FarmersOverproduction of goods and price gauging byrailroads drove many farmers out of business
  11. 11. The Gilded Age Groups that suffered during the Gilded Age: ImmigrantsMany immigrants were discriminated against and most lived in horrible inner city conditions
  12. 12. The Gilded Age Groups that suffered during the Gilded Age: WomenWomen were denied the right to vote in most states and could not work the same jobs as men
  13. 13. The Gilded Age Groups that suffered during the Gilded Age: ChildrenMost children lacked good educations because they went to work after they learned to read and write
  14. 14. Coming up next: The Old West

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