Workers and farmers in the Gilded Age
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... The essay below addresses the hypothetical Essential Question: Why did the Populists believe that the United s was on “the verge of moral, political, and material ruin?” Were they right? The Gilded Age marked an era of robust economic growth and development in the United States. Coming from a civil war, which pulled the American economy through major recessions and poor performance, all sectors, including the private and public, faced major growth and development. Technological advancement introduced a range of new products in the market, changing the lifestyles of the middle-class Americans. Further, there was a significant growth in the American population, creating ready market for manufactured...