High Society American “high society” was made up of families who had been in America for several generations. Their position in the topmost social rank was not dependent on wealth so much as on ancestry—on the fact that their money was inherited ...
Review the following study guides if necessary: The Glided Age and the Rise of Big Business
Time Line ... 1867 National Grange movement founded
The Rise of the Big Cities The enormous influx of immigration made cities like New York grow. Between 1860 and 1900, fourteen million immigrants came to the United States. A great many of them settled in the port of entry. This skyrocketing population led to many ...
Politics in Washington During the heyday of the political bosses’ authority in the cities, Ulysses S. Grant was president of the United States. Republicans, fearing for the future of Reconstruction, felt that Grant’s popularity as a war hero would ...
Populism Although major reforms in big business and labor would have to wait until after the turn of the century, reform did take place in agriculture. The first step toward improving conditions for farmers had been the creation of the U.S. Department of ...
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