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Gilded Age politics.
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The Gilded Age
was an era of enormous growth, especially in the North and West. This attracted millions of emigres from Europe. However, the Gilded Age was also an era of enormous poverty. The average annual income for most families was $380, well below the poverty line
He amassed a fortune from shipping and railroads and made an endowment to found Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee
a powerful organization within the Democratic Party that was widely associated with corruption. Founded as a fraternal and benevolent society in 1789, it came to dominate political life in New York City in the 19th and early 20th centuries,
Union and Central Pacific
is the former name of the railroad network built between California and Utah, USA that formed part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America. It is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad.
a large French bank
Whiskey Ring Scandal
A conspiracy of distillers and government officials during the administration of President Grant to defraud the government of the excise taxes
James A. Garfield
20th President of the United States; assassinated by a frustrated office-seeker
Gould and Fiske
the United States gold market declined precipitously following a price manipulation by James Fisk and Jay Gould. During the Civil War a few years before, American money was backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, but not by a commodity like gold or silver.
US industrialist and philanthropist; born in Scotland. After building up a fortune in the steel industry, he retired in 1901 and devoted his wealth to charitable purposes, in particular to libraries, education, and the arts
March 31, 1913) was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time.
John D. Rockefeller
1839 - May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company,
the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals
refers to the practice of members of a corporate board of directors serving on the boards of multiple corporations.
Interstate Commerce Commission
a regulatory agency in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.
Sherman Antitrust Act
July 2, 1890, ch. 647, 26 Stat. 209, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1-7) is a landmark federal statute on United States competition law passed by Congress in 1890.
Captain of Commerce
an interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale between different countries
Knights of Labor
(officially "Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor") was the largest and one of the most important American labor organizations of the 1880s.
American Federation of Labor
a federation of North American labor unions, merged in 1955 with the Congress of Industrial Organizations to form the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
Commonwealth v. Hunt
Mass. 111 (1842) was a landmark legal decision issued by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on the subject of labor unions.
Terence V. Powderly
was an Irish-American politician and labor union leader, best known as head of the Knights of Labor in the late 1880s. A lawyer, he was elected mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania for six years.
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