Discuss ONE of the following topics:
1) In your opinion, what was one of the most important developments or inventions during the Gilded Age? What is the rationale behind your answer? Of all the major figures identified in this period, who had the most significant impact and why? (Topic 1 Exception – You cannot choose the railroad as your answer.)
2) Who were the various groups of migrants to the West after the Civil War? Why did they move there? How did the federal government’s post–Civil War policies in the West affect Native Americans?
3) What were the causes of the Spanish-American War (War of 1898)? What were the consequences of the war for American foreign policy? In your opinion, did the United States make the correct decision in going to war against Spain, or was it an unnecessary war?
Many writers and historians have had a robust discussion regarding the period of the Gilded Age. Such writers include Mark Twain’s, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, which depicts a period in the United States with genuine social issues. Moving after the Civil War, the United States hopped to the front of the world in industrialization. As such the America’s monetary development got the rich got wealthier