The Gilded AgeHow the men and events changed America
The Gilded Age was a time from the 1870s to 1900 where the Untied States's economy grew rapidly from the expansion of industrialization, but it also saw an increase in poverty.
One of the richest men in The Gilded Age Cornelius Vanderbilt created a railroad system which was able to reach every part of the U.S. This allowed people and supplies to travel faster which inventors would later add to the idea created metros and subways in modern times.
Another well known successful man of the Gilded Age was John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller found a revolutionary way to transport oil apart from the railroads... pipelines. Pipelines are fast and easy way to move oil across the country and are still used today.
It wasn't just men during the Gilded Age that changed America. The events through the 1870s to 1900 had a dramatic population growth in the cities which caused poverty and disease to many living in the center. With people moving into the cities, many of them worked in the factories.
The Gilded Age revolutionized the United States forever, but some of the issues today the Gilded Age could not resolve like poverty. Although poverty has been decreased, it still stands in many cities and the Gilded Age failed to stop it.