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GILDED AGE

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The Gilded Age

This era known as the

Gilded Age

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A gilded object is made of cheap metal, but coated in a thin layer of gold.

Think of the candy gold coins…

Grrrr

The USA seemed perfect from the outside, but was actually full of many problems.

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Poor

People moved to the cities for factory jobs.

Created neighborhoods of same culture/country

Why?

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Typical Big City Street (Early 1900s)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Tenements above Crowded Streets-What are the buildings missing?

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Tenements

Families lived in cheap apartments called

tenements

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Tenements had many problems

No heat, windows, indoor bathrooms

Often filled with diseases

Why would anyone be willing to live here?

Very inexpensive

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Inside a tenement-What kind of conditions these people are living in.-What are a few things that are missing?

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New York City tenement (1890)

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Tenements above Crowded Streets-What are the white lines?

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New York City tenement (1912)

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New York City tenement (1890)

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New York City tenement (1889)

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Tenement neighborhood of New York City (1890)

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New York City tenement (1888)

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New York City tenement

(1889)

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Middle Class

Educated people, such as doctors and lawyers, moved their families to the

suburbs

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The suburbs were the outer edges of the cities.

Neighborhoods were much cleaner and safer.

Houses had hot water, indoor plumbing, and electricity.

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Most people worked in the city but lived outside in the suburbsWhy would they choose to live here?

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Wealthy

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ealthiest families lived in large mansions in the cities.

Often they had second houses in the country.

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ich people bought expensive artwork and gave fancy parties.

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Breakers, the Vanderbilt mansion, in Newport, RI

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Carnegie Mansion in New York City

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Kykuit , the Rockefeller mansion, in New York

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Forest Hill, the Rockefeller Mansion, in Cleveland, OH

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Vanderbilt Mansion in New York

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Fair Lane, the Ford Mansion, in Michigan

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Vanderbilt Mansion in New York City

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Lyndhurst, the Gould Mansion, in New York

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