The Gilded age

Period between Civil War and WWI.  Less than 50 years it was transformed from a rural republic to an urban nation. Great factories and steel mills, transcontinental railroad lines, flourishing cities, and vast agricultural holdings marked the land.  Nationwide, a few businesses came to dominate whole industries, either independently or in combination with others.  Working conditions are poor .Cities grew so quickly they could not properly house or govern their growing populations.

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