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The Gilded Age Part I: Growth and Prosperity
Industrial and Economic Growth The New York Central Railroad Cornelius Vanderbilt The original Grand Central Terminal, New York
Industrial and Economic Growth Andrew Carnegie birthplace Carnegie Steel Company
Industrial and Economic Growth John D. Rockefeller
Industrial and Economic Growth Rockefellers Standard Oil Company kerosene lantern
The Gilded Age Part 2: Politics
Rutherford B. Hayes, President, 1877-1881
James A. Garfield, President, 1881 Assassinated by Charles Guiteau, July 2, 1881 Charles Guiteau, hanged June 2, 1882
Chester A. Arthur, President, 1881-1885 Signed Pendleton Civil Service Act into law
Election of 1884 Grover Cleveland, Democrat James G. Blaine, Republican Winner
Election of 1888 Winner Grover Cleveland, Democrat Benjamin Harrison, Republican
1890: The Billion-Dollar Congress Sherman Silver Purchase Act Sherman Anti-Trust Act McKinley Tariff Senator John Sherman Senator William McKinley
The Populist Movement A local Farmers Alliance
Election of 1892 Winner Benjamin Harrison, Republican Grover Cleveland, Democrat
Election of 1892
Panic of 1893 Wall Street in 1893
1896: The Democrats Democratic National Convention, 1896 Williams Jennings Bryan
Election of 1896 William McKinley, Republican William Jennings Bryan, Democrat Winner
Gilded Age Politics.
Post – War Years Northern business booms Northern business booms Transcontinental railroad in 69 Transcontinental railroad in 69 Irish/German/British/Scandinavian.
Politics in the Gilded Age
1. A Two-Party Stalemate 2. Intense Voter Loyalty to the Two Major Political Parties.
There was outrage and a demand that patronage be made illegal.
Politics of the Gilded Age.
Stalemate in Washington. Know the difference between a stalwart and a halfbreed. Discuss the doctrines of the Pendleton Act. Know what the republicans.
Dr. Romeyn The Bullis School. The Gilded Age What led to the massive wealth and economic growth that characterized this time period? Who was left out.
National Politics in the Gilded Age Shift in National Focus Prior to Civil War/Reconstruction – Divisive issues such as slavery and reconstruction.
Gilded Age Politics Hayes to Cleveland Issues and Debates Alliance and Peoples Party.
A New Spirit of Reform Chapter 21. The Gilded Age Mark Twain gives this time period a great nickname! Mark Twain The rich get richer The poor get poorer.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Battle over Free Silver vs. Gold Standard.
Chapter 16 Politics and Reform
Ch 16 Politics and Reform.
POLITICAL PARALYSIS IN THE GILDED AGE Chapter 23 Emily, John, Sam, Garrett Mark Twain wrote, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today in 1873.
Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age Chapter 23.
C HAPTER 16 Q UIZ 2. Politics during the Gilded Age was dominated by all of the following issues EXCEPT civil service reform tariff revision regulation.
CIVIL SERVICE REPLACES PATRONAGE Nationally, some politicians pushed for reform in the hiring system The system had been based on Patronage; giving jobs.
The American Promise: A History of the United States Fourth Edition
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