I can describe the corruption common to Gilded Age politics, & I can evaluate its impact on American society.
Critical Vocabulary: Crédit Mobilier, Political Machines, Tammany Hall, Republican Platform, Democratic Platform, Patronage,
Laissez Faire Economics, Grange, Farmers' Alliance, Populist Party, Omaha Platform, Interstate Commerce Commission, Graduated Income Tax, Regional Subtreasury, Inflationary Monetary Policy,
William Jennings Bryan, Cross of Gold Speech
- Background Question: Create a Trading Card for the Gilded Age presidents.
- Guided Instruction: Gilded Age Politics
- Reflection Question: What was the spoils system? How did it lead to government corruption?
Homework: The Gilded Age
Tentative Test Date: January 26