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Gilded Age - B Pd

Peter Goodnow

Working Conditions

- 60 hour work week

- No safety regulations or government inspections

- Employment instability

- Employers had long hours and low wages

- Child labor limits education

 - More disease

+ Higher wagers overall

+ More women working

-Unequal pay for women

+Middle Class

Cities & Immigrants

- Creation of tenements

- Chinese Exclusion Act....immigration restriction due to racism

- Poor living conditions, congested cities

- Low end of US economy

- Overpopulation leads to disease

- Shift of population from rural farm areas to cities

+ Advancement in technology

+ Skyscrapers built

+ Creation of culturally/nationally based neighborhoods

+ More political/religious freedom

+ More transportation mobility...commuter trains, etc