The Gilded Age
By: Elyssa Madden
The Gilded Era in the United States a term coined by Mark Twain. It described how people for the outside viewed the U.S. and how people from the inside viewed the U.S. Another way to describe the appearance of the country. From the outside America looked great. People saw the American Dream and how it was being fulfilled by millionaires like the Vanderbilt's. From the inside it was ugly. The cities were overcrowded, smog, child labor in factories, and many immigrants.
-to withdraw federal soldiers remaining in the South
-enact federal legislation that would spur industrialization in the South
-appoint Democrats to patronage positions in the South
-appoint a Democrat to the President's Cabinet
Once both parties agreed to the terms made, the Electoral Commission selected Hayes at the president 2 days before inauguration.