Glided Age Politics

By: Tiffani

Glided Age Politics

Were dominated by corruption, as politicans took brides and rewarded theirbsupportera with posh goverment jobs.

1860's

in 1869 the dempcrats co-opted much of the populost agenda and the populist supported democrat william jennigs bryan for the presidency; bryan lpst and the populist faded away.
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Key Points

  • Rapid economic growth generated vast wealth during the Gilded Age
  • New products and technologies improved middle-class quality of life
  • Industrial workers and farmers did not share in the new prosperity, working long hours in dangerous conditions for low pay
  • Gilded Age politicians were largely corrupt and ineffective
  • Most Americans during the Gilded Age wanted political and social reforms, but they disagreed strongly on what kind of reform

Key People

  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • James A. Garfield
  • Chester A. Arthur
  • James G. Blaine
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Roscoe Conkling
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • Boss Tweed

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