How Did The Golden Age Affect The Economy During The Gilded Age

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• Rapid economic growth generated vast wealth during the Gilded Age • New products and technologies improved middle-class quality of life • Industrial workers and farmers did not share in the new prosperity, working long hours in dangerous conditions for low pay • Gilded Age politicians were largely corrupt and ineffective • Most Americans during the Gilded Age wanted political and social reforms, but they disagreed strongly on what kind of reform The Gilded Age (literally "golden period" or "golden age") is a period in the history of the United States of America of prosperity and reconstruction that followed the end of the Civil War, and took place between 1865 and 1901. This period includes not only the reconstruction, but also the
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