AHI students have been studying the Gilded Age at the end of the 19th century. A couple of extra credit questions have been added by students below. Students can answer any or all of these.
1. Why did the Populist Party have such a difficult time succeeding their objectives?
2. What were the differences between populism and progressivism?
3. What was the impact of political corruption during the Gilded Age?
4. What was life like for the working class people during the Gilded Age?