Overview of the term "Gilded"
Election Of Grant
"Bloody Shirt" Campaign
The Bloody Shirt campaigns in U.S. history, the post-Civil War political strategy of appealing to voters by recalling the passions and hardships of the recent war. This technique of “waving the bloody shirt” was most often employed by Radical Republicans in their efforts to focus public attention on Reconstruction issues still facing the country.
Corruption during the Gilded Age
William Boss Tweed
Tweed was convicted for stealing an amount estimated by an aldermen's committee in 1877 at between $25 million and $45 million from New York City taxpayers through political corruption , although later estimates ranged as high as $200 million . He died in the ludlow street jail
Compromise of 1877
Immediately after the presidential election of 1876, it became clear that the outcome of the race hinged largely on disputed returns from Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina--the only three states in the South with Reconstruction-era Republican governments still in power. The Democrats agreed not to block Hayes' victory on the condition that Republicans withdraw all federal troops from the South, thus consolidating Democratic control over the region. As a result of the so-called Compromise of 1877, Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina became Democratic once again, effectively marking the end of the Reconstruction era.