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Gilded Age
the period in AMerican history lasting from the 1870's to the 1890's marked by political corruption and extravagant spending
reformers in the late 1800's and early 1900;s who wanted to improve american life
Patronage in Civil Service
the practice of awarding government jobs to political supporters

includes all federal jobs except elected offices and military
Pedleton Civil Service Act (1883)
it made the civil service commission conduct exams for federal jobs.
Interstate Commerce Commission
buisness that crossed state lines
Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)
government agency organized to oversee railroad commerce

forbade practices such as pools and rebates
Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
law that banned the formation of trusts and monopolies in the US