Political Tension 1877-1900
- The United States of America, a fifty states federal republic has a rich history. 1877-1900 was regarded to as the Gilded Age, a term taken from a literally work done by the renowned author Mark Twain in 1873. Gilded Age aptly expresses the new wealth gained in the late 19th century as one pronounced with superficial gloss in an era riddled with high corruption on a political platform, where political solution were the norm for issues in industrial and urban development.
- This was largely as a result of a strong belief in limited government intervention to socio economic problems in the eyes of the political class. There were tendencies to lean towards Laissez-faire economics and Darwinism in the society later referred to as a man eat man society.
- Narrow minded interpretations by the federal courts on the government’s role in executing it power as the principle regulator of all United States social and economic endeavors.
- The Republicans and the Democrats were the two main political parties in the period 1