The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age was a time when America's economy, mainly industry, took flight and soared. It was coined the Gilded Age by Mark Twain and Charles Warner for the reason that America's economical boom was riddled with corruption and monopolies by small groups of men. Hence that at the heart of such a golden age was a heart of lead dark, cruel, and dead.
Bloody Shirt Campaign
Grant ran against Seymour and both assured to re-unite the Union and won with 53% of the popular vote and 214 of the 294 Electoral College votes. Mainly because his Republican party members waved the Bloody Shirt.
Thomas Nast-wrote political cartoons in the New York Times to display Tweed's misconducts to the illiterate and literate. Offered $100,000 and more to stop by Tweed, Nast refused and eventually led to the bringing down of Tweed.