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Mendoza, Simon P » The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age

Life in the late 1800s and the turn of the century was a disparity of wealth and the struggles of the"have nots" in a historical era often , referred to as the "Gilded Age".

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

What motivated Americans to believe it was
their destiny to expand to the West? (A)

What positive and negative effects did
economic changes have on the United States?

How did new inventions affect cities and the
way of life for American?

How did political corruption affect society
and lead to the need for reform?

How does corruption affect America today?