GED Social Studies

Jul. 1, 2009

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow. The Gilded Age and Rutherford B. Hayes The period in American history between the Reconstruction and the Progressive Era is commonly known as the Gilded Age. In this period, the US seemed to be simultaneously abandoning the ideals of the past and failing to anticipate the future; this was in large part due to the confusion of a horrendous Civil War and massive immigration, industrialization, and urbanization.