APUSH Gilded Age Timeline

The time when corruption ate-away all the shiny silver and sparkling gold in America.

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Coney Island

1824

Most popular urban resort in America, first resort hotel & then amusements

Chain Stores

1859

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Woolsworth, United Cigar Stores

Department Stores

1860

Macy's, Bloomingdales, made shopping an event for consumers

New Immigration

1860 - 1890

10 million from southern/eastern Europe

The Grangers

1860

First farm organization, bring farmers together to learn new techniques & community

Tammany Hall

1865 - 1871

William "Boss" Tweed, 75-200 million dollars swindled from the city, used for voting control

Carnegie Steel

1870

"the building material of the future", transforms Pittsburgh

Standard Oil

1870

By John D. Rockefeller, controlled 90% of refineries

The Fourth of July

1870

Fun full leisure days of 6 day working weeks, extremely celebrated

Crime of 1873

1873

By John B. Hayes administration, discontinued minting silver dollars

Social Darwinism/Survival of the Fittest

1880

Play off of Darwin's theory. The more fit will be on top, while the weak stay on bottom.

Mass Transit

1880

Electronic trolley, underground trolley systems

Haymarket Square

May 4, 1886

Violence ensued between police & anarchists. Destroys the socialist movement and Knights of Labor.

People's Party

1887 - 1908

Political & economic reformists for farmers

'How the Other Half Lives'

1889

By Jacob Riis, recording lives of factory workers & immigrants living in tenements

Gospel of Wealth

1889

Speech by Andrew Carnegie, describes the need for distribution of wealth to help the poor through organizations.

Populism

1892 - 1896

Despise middlemen, price of food low, high freight & interest rates

Chicago World's Fair

1893

New technology, ideas, objects, companies, etc. from around the world all on display in America, America got to show off

Panic of 1893

1893 - 1901

Failure of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, set stock market plummeting, weakened farmers, 20% unemployment

Yellow Journalism

1895 - 1897

By Joseph Pulitzer and William Hearst, journal/cartoon that bashed the Spanish for terrible happenings surrounding Cuba

Cross of Gold

1896

By William Bryan, stole populist ideas, made populists "fuse" with the Democrats

Dingley Tarriff

1897

By Mckinley, Nelson Dingley, shaped around manufacturers, rates increased 157%

The Maine

1898

266 people killed on ship on Havana harbor, Spanish blamed, "Remember the Maine"

Henry Ford

1903

Ford Motor Company, made automobile more affordable

Public Health Services

1912

By Alice Hamilton, preventing occupational diseases, common health standards