Sites with Facts Specific to the History of the Gilded Age


Economics Growth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Wikipedia: Economic Growth Growth and transformation: The United States in the Gilded Age

Gilded Age Society Gilded Age Society: 1870 - 1900

Industrialization During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Industrialization: 1869 - 1901

Labor Movement During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
The Labor Movement: 1866-1894 History.com: The Labor Movement: Facts and Video

People Important to the Gilded Age History.com: John D. Rockefeller: Facts and Video
History.com: Andrew Carnegie: Facts and Video History.com: John Pierpont Morgan: Facts and Video
Jane Adams - Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist History.com: Cornelius Vanderbilt: Facts and Video
Eugene V. Debs - Labor Organizer William Jennings Bryan - U. S. Representative


Presidents Important to the Gilded Age History.com: Woodrow Wilson: Facts and Video
History.com: Theodore Roosevelt: Facts and Video History.com: Grover Cleveland: Facts and Video
History.com William Howard Taft: Facts and Video History.com: Chester A. Arthur: Facts and Video
History.com: Benjamin Harrison: Facts and Video

Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy: 1899 - 1908
Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy Teddy Roosevelt and His Big Stick Diplomacy
Timelines of the Gilded Age Interactive Gilded Age Timeline
The Gilded Age Timeline Gilded Age Timeline

Women in the Gilded Age
U.S. History: Women in the Gilded Age The Gilded Age and the Beginning of the New Woman


The Gilded Age: History and Facts

Interesting Facts about the History of the Gilded Age

*The 1870s through the 1900s marked the years of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

*The Gilded Age was named after the title of a book written by Mark Twain in 1872 called The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.

*The word gilded has several meanings, the first meaning is covered thinlywith gold leaf or gold paint.

*After the Civil War, America's railroads and businesses grew at a rapid pace leading to the Panic of 1893, an economic depression.

*The most important business men of the Gilded Age were: John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and J. Pierpont Morgan. These men were not always fair when it came to business strategies.

*Corruption was common in politics during the Gilded Age.

*Charles Dickens is quoted as saying the Gilded Age was the "best of times and the worst of times".



American History Calendar

American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.


American History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!


The History Channel

The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.


U.S. History Images

U.S. History Images: What better way to learn about and appreciate the history of the United States than through viewing the illustrations of artists from the last century and a half! The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way after viewing the Terms of Use. This website is a work in progress and new images are always being added. Present topics for images include: Life in the Colonies, Colonial Patriots, Native Americans, Native American Culture, The Age of Exploration, and Explorers


Educational American History Powerpoints

Educational American History Videos

Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword

Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword

The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE

Who2: Find famous people biographies fast! This site also lists links to more information about each person. - SEARCHABLE by keyword


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