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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.

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1 The Gilded Age Part I: Growth and Prosperity

2 Industrial and Economic Growth The New York Central Railroad Cornelius Vanderbilt The original Grand Central Terminal, New York

3 Industrial and Economic Growth Andrew Carnegie birthplace Carnegie Steel Company

4 Industrial and Economic Growth John D. Rockefeller

5 Industrial and Economic Growth Rockefellers Standard Oil Company kerosene lantern

6 The Gilded Age Part 2: Politics

7 Rutherford B. Hayes, President,

8 James A. Garfield, President, 1881 Assassinated by Charles Guiteau, July 2, 1881 Charles Guiteau, hanged June 2, 1882

9 Chester A. Arthur, President, Signed Pendleton Civil Service Act into law

10 Election of 1884 Grover Cleveland, Democrat James G. Blaine, Republican Winner

11 Election of 1888 Winner Grover Cleveland, Democrat Benjamin Harrison, Republican

12 1890: The Billion-Dollar Congress Sherman Silver Purchase Act Sherman Anti-Trust Act McKinley Tariff Senator John Sherman Senator William McKinley

13 The Populist Movement A local Farmers Alliance

14 Election of 1892 Winner Benjamin Harrison, Republican Grover Cleveland, Democrat

15 Election of 1892

16 Panic of 1893 Wall Street in 1893

17 1896: The Democrats Democratic National Convention, 1896 Williams Jennings Bryan

18 Election of 1896 William McKinley, Republican William Jennings Bryan, Democrat Winner


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