The idea of survival of the fittest. Many billionaires used this philosophy to justify their gain and the poors' struggles.
John Rockefeller invested in petroleum and it became one of America's largest corporations.
Andrew Carnegie began investing in railroads and his railroad corporation began in Pittsburgh and was the most successful.
American Federation of Labor
How the Other Half Lives
Created by Jacob Riis. It was a novel that had pictures of the housing of immigrants.
Immigration Restriction League- 1894. They believed that immigrants needed to take literacy test to determine the desirable and the undesirable.
The use of silver to back up currency. Mint Ratio- the idea that 16 ounces of silver equals 1 ounce of gold.
The People's Party
Lead to the creation of Populism. This party consisted of many small farmers and miners.
Coxey and his followers wanted creation of job opportunities and when Congress continuously ignored their requests; they marched to Washington D.C where Coxey was arrested and his army was put into camps.
Cross of Gold
A speech delivered by William Jennings Bryan which also produce the political technique of fusion.
Child Labor Laws
Election of 1900
Bryan vs. McKinley. This election McKinley won.
Gold Standard Act
Labor Contract Law
Acres of Diamonds
Russell H. Conwell's lecture that expressed the idea that wealth is available to all.
Gospel of Wealth
Written by Andrew Carnegie to propose solving the social problems.