Essay about Change and Continuity in the Guilded Age

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Change and Continuity in the Gilded Age

Emergence of Modern America

"Every day things change, but basically they stay the same."-Dave Matthews

Change and continuity are two major principles of life. They can easily be applied to history because their application accurately portrays the circumstances, and characterizes the era of interest. Merriam-Webster defines continuity as an uninterrupted connection, succession, or union, or an uninterrupted duration or continuation especially without essential change. Change is defined as to make different in some particular, to alter, to make radically different, to transform, or to give a different position, course, or direction to. These antonyms are critical in understanding
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Beginning in 1877, numerous railroad and anti-industrial strikes took place amongst American citizens. They were tired of living in poverty while a few industrial moguls, whom they did all the work for, made millions. Taking place in America, at this time, was a huge labor movement; one prime example is the organization of the Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor, in the late 1860 's. This was the first mass compilation of the

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