In this unit, you have learned many things regarding the Gilded Age while also getting a quick peek into the Progressive Age. Based on this knowledge from the lesson and readings, identify the events introduced in this post-Civil War era that you feel best represent Twain’s imagery of “The Gilded Age.” Explain your reasoning for this selection.
The essay should focus on, but not be limited to, the following:
? Identify events surrounding the Native American assimilation efforts, specifically the Dawes Act.
? Distinguish how opportunities in mining and trade out west impacted values during the Gilded Age or were impacted by values of the Gilded Age.
? Examine the values, both social and political, that you learned within this unit regarding the Gilded Age, and evaluate how they impacted, or were impacted by, Manifest Destiny.