By Elliot Srikantia, David Shakno, and €ool £than $hafron
White supremacist group formed in Tennessee. Significant because it helped maintain racism and segregation in the post-Civil War South.
Ran a political machine that controlled New York politics through corruption. Significant because it is one of the biggest corruption scandals in the Gilded Age.
A railroad company that made many corrupt deals with politicians. Significant because when these deals were made public, there was a huge scandal.
An economic depression caused by the lack of demand for silver. Significant because it was a huge depression that lasted for 6 years.
A novel written by Mark Twain that satirized the political corruption at the time. Significant because it was the origin of the name "The Gilded Age".
An act that guaranteed African Americans civil rights in the South. Significant because prior to this, African Americans had no civil rights in the South.
A huge strike by railway workers due to wage cuts. Significant because it was the first general strike in the U.S and was put down by the National Guard
A deal in which Republicans got the presidency over the Democrats. Significant because in payment for the deal, the Republicans withdrew troops from the South and therefore ended Reconstruction
Huge economic depression caused by too many railroads and bad loans by banks. Significant because it was the biggest depression the U.S had ever gone through at that time.
A landmark Supreme Court case fought over segregation in the South. Significant because it established the principle of "separate but equal".