Essay on Gilded Age. American History II

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In this unit, you have learned many things regarding the Gilded Age while also getting a quick peek into the Progressive Age. Based on this knowledge from the lesson and readings, identify the events introduced in this post-Civil War era that you feel best represent Twain’s imagery of “The Gilded Age.” Explain your reasoning for this selection.

The essay should focus on, but not be limited to, the following:

  •  Identify events surrounding the Native American assimilation efforts, specifically the Dawes Act.
  •  Distinguish how opportunities in mining and trade out west impacted values during the Gilded Age or wereimpacted by values of the Gilded Age.
  •  Examine the values, both social and political, that you learned within this unit regarding the Gilded Age, andevaluate how they impacted, or were impacted by, Manifest Destiny.Your response should be a minimum of two pages in length (not including the title and references pages). You are required to use only source material deemed academically permissible for your response. All sources used, including textbooks, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.

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Running head: THE GILDED AGE

The Gilded Age
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The Gilded age in the united states is the late 19th century from the 1870s to about 1900
which was a period of fast economic growth. This name was adopted from an ironic novel
written by mark twain who was defining the unrestrained years between the civil war and the
20th century (Trachtenberg, 2007). Much as America became prosperous in this era, it had a
sinister side where greedy and corrupt capitalists came to being. Politicians enjoyed unusual
wealth at the cost of the working-class citizens. This is the age when America and much of
Europe loosened from agricultural society t...

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