Glided Age Politics

By: Tiffani

What Is Glided Age Politics

were dominated by corruption as politicians took brides and rewarded their supporters with posh government jobs.


in 1869 the democrats co-opted much of the populist agenda and the populist agenda and the populist supported democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency; Bryan lost and the populist faded away.

Key Points

  • Rapid economic growth generated vast wealth during the glided age
  • New Products and Technologist middle-class quality of life
  • Industrial workers and farmers did not share in the news prosperity, working long hours in dangerous conditions for low pay.
  • gilded age politicians were largely corrupt and ineffective

Imporant People

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