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Gilded Age Politics

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Discover the incredible degree of corruption that existed in urban political machines during the late nineteenth century. This video offers a great review of the workings of Tammany Hall and major scandals of the Credit Mobilier and the whiskey ring. It concludes by discussing the development and decline of the populist party and the organization's major tenets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • A nice, comprehensive overview of the period politics
  • Includes several particularly useful and informative primary source quotations
  • Engaging and well designed
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