Gilded Age Politics:Crash Path US Historical past #26

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During which John Inexperienced teaches you concerning the Gilded Age and its politics. What, you can also ask, is the Gilded Age? The time period comes from a guide by way of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner titled, “The Gilded Age.” You may even see a trend rising right here. It began within the 1870s and endured on till the flip of the twentieth century. The generation is referred to as Gilded as a result of the huge inequality that existed in america. Gilded Age politics have been marked via quite a few phenomenons, so much of them having to do with corruption. At the native and state degree, political machines wielded monumental energy. John will get into information about probably the most well-known political system, Tammany Corridor. Tammany Corridor ran New York Town for an extended, very long time, particularly underneath Boss Tweed. Graft, kickbacks, and voter fraud have been rampant, however now not simply on the native degree. Ulysses S. Supply ran one of the crucial scandalous presidential administrations in U.S. historical past, and John will inform you approximately of the most productive recognized scandals, the Credit score Mobilier scandal and the Whiskey Ring. There have been a couple of makes an attempt at reform all through this time, particularly the Civil Carrier Act of 1883 and the Sherman Anti-accept as true with act of 1890. John will even get into the Grange Motion of the western farmers, and the Populist Birthday celebration that arose from that motion. The Populists, who threw of their lot with William Jennings Bryan, by no means controlled to get it in combination and win a presidency, they usually pale after 1896. Which brings us to the Revolutionary Generation, which we’re going to get into subsequent week!

Good day academics and scholars – Take a look at CommonLit’s loose selection of studying passages and curriculum tools to be informed extra concerning the occasions of this episode. The Gilded Age used to be marked through the good fortune of the richest coupled with inequality and corruption. Repeated manufacturing unit screw ups, such because the triangle shirtwaist manufacturing unit fireplace found out the risky running prerequisites of the city negative: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-triangle-shirtwaist-manufacturing unit-fireplace
In the meantime, staff started to sign up for unions and strike for higher running prerequisites: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-coeur-d-alene-miners-rebellion

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49 Comments

  1. Damnit! I'm watching this instead of my online lectures because I thought I would pay attention more to the graphics and fast talking, but I'm still losing interest and browsing on other things. I'm too ADD! HELP!

  2. This is a great video! I love the Bill O'Reilly Jab hahahaha Times have changed the behavior of these pigs have not (with the Credit Mobile deal)

  3. The US will never have a 3 party system so long as it a) uses first past the post and b) has a presidential system. These two things make competitive multi-party politics impossible. The only time it’s ever been seen was in the UK in the ‘20s and ‘30s which was basically a transition period from the Liberal-Conservative two party system to the Labour-Conservative one we have today.

  4. My APUSH exam is in five days. Time to start staying up all night watching test and crying through my short answers

  5. This test is on Friday. It is Wednesday. I want an A-/A on this Gilded Age/Progressive Era test which would be about 20 points higher than my highest score so I can get a B-/B in this class. Wish me luck. I need it.

  6. Fellow studiers, here is a paragraph from my history book that may help..

    William Tweed, commonly known as Boss Tweed, carried corruption to new extremes. During the 1860s and 1870s, he cheated New York City out of more than $100 million. Journalists exposed Tweed's crimes. Cartoonist Thomas Nast pictured Tweed as a greedy giant and as a vulture feeding on the city. Faced with prison, Tweed fled to Spain. There, local police arrested him when they recognized him from Nast's cartoons. Still, when Tweed died in jail in 1878, thousands of poor New Yorkers mourned for him.

  7. I try not to be hyper-partisan when it comes to these things (as I am a classic "Socially Liberal; Fiscal Conservative" type guy.
    Nevertheless, I have got to say that the Fed and the silver (or Greenback) policies did not long-term help the economy (because of the inflation it created, which is basically just an unintentional tax on savings (as savings becomes worth less) ). I do not totally have that figured out, but pumping "money" into the economy is not a good long-term solution (see Nixon's economy after he won reelection or the Johnson Fiscal policies and the slowly waning economy after 1968).