Presidents During The Gilded Age

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The late 19th century, known as the Gilded Age was the time when there were many social changes and the economic rapidly increased. Not only that, but during these years many transcontinental roads were built, urbanization and industrialization increased, businesses grew and technology as well as science improved. Although many things were enhanced and developed, the Gilded Age is also known to have been a time of shady business and corruption. Apart from that, there were many domestic as well as foreign affairs which helped the country and all citizens. During the gilded age there were several presidents who have become known as the “forgotten presidents”. They include Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison. The reason why these presidents were not much remembered after their presidency was because there was a lot of …show more content…
His foreign accomplishment included the negotiation with the Chinese of an agreement to regulate immigration and agreed with Mexico to strengthen the border security. James A. Garfield’s domestic accomplishments were that he began the post office department notorious rings reform and in his foreign accomplishments he planned a pan American conference with Latin American states. Chester A. Arthur domestic accomplishments include when he signed the Pendleton civil service reform act and took charge of the United States navy. Some of the foreign accomplishments during his presidency were that he wanted to lower tariffs and agree on trading with the Western Hemisphere. Another president during the gilded age was Grover Cleveland. Some of his domestic accomplishments include the signing of an act that made interstate commerce commission regulating railroads to guarantee fair rates. His foreign accomplishments were that he supported tariff reduction and supported the passage of the Dawes

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