The Gilded Age : The Gilded Age

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Mark Twain named the 1870’s to 1900 the Gilded Age. He called this time that because gilded means covered in gold, this describes America, because if your looking at America from the outside in it looked good and business was booming. But if you lived in and worked in America you would have seen the problems and saw that everything was not good as it seemed. He called this time that because gilded means covered in gold, this describes America, because if your looking at America from the outside in it looked good and business was booming. But if you lived in and worked in America you would have seen the problems and saw that everything was not good as it seemed. The wealthy industrialists were robber barons because they paid low wages, poor working conditions, and there was manipulation of laws.
While some people might say that the wealthy industrialist helped America and increased the unemployment rate. The wealthy industrialists were robber barons because they paid low wages when they were making an abundant amount of cash. The work that the employees of the factories were doing was very dangerous and hard. “At the turn of the century, when the average worker earned $8 to $10 per week”(“The New Tycoons: John D. Rockefeller” pg.8). That quote shows the employees got paid only a little bit for a lot of work. The amount of hours that the employees would work in that week would be insurmountable. According to a U.S. History.org article, the author reveals that

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