Gilded Age and Prgoressive Era.docx

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Department
American Studies
Course
AMST W3930
Professor
De Rochers
Semester
Summer

Description
Gilded Age/ Progressive Era Problems of the Gilded Age:  Government o Corruption  Economic o Gap between rich and poor o Big businesses  monopolies, trust  Social o Crime o Poor sanitation o New immigrants mistreated o Women couldn’t  Vote  Own property  Testify in court o African Americans  Segregation (Jim Crow laws) o Alcoholism (Prohibition)  Labor o Unsafe conditions o Child labor o No minimum wage o No maximum hours o Powerless  Government siding with bug businesses 1) Social Welfare
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