Cold War This page looks at the best of the American Gilded Age, New South and 20th century periods of history relating to Virginia, generally after the Reconstruction period.
March, - Yorkshire, England Died: In he helped organize the Mayflower's expedition to the New World. To bind the group into a political body, Bradford helped draft the important Mayflower Compact en route to America.
Once on land, he helped select the site for the new colony. Inafter the colony's first, disastrous winter, he was unanimously elected governor, and he served in that position for some 30 years between and His remarkable tact, honesty, and political ability proved indispensable in assuring the colony's survival, and he helped avert numerous potential disasters.
He was instrumental in establishing and fostering the principles of self-government and religious freedom that characterized later American colonial government. Though lacking in formal education, Bradford possessed native literary ability.
His vivid account of the early settlement, History of Plimoth Plantation,not published in full until years after his deathhas been a unique source of information about the Puritans' voyage and the challenges that faced the settlers.The Aurora Project is a digital visualization of data showing the mobility of African Americans during Reconstruction and later years.
The Timeline of African American History at the Library of Congress covers the years Aug 23, · Gilded Age politics were marked by a number of phenomenons, most of them having to do with corruption.
On the local and state level, political machines wielded enormous power. Poverty in a Gilded Age and retrenched during upswings in the economy. This analysis of 30 years ago was an uncanny predictor of the demise of welfare and the rise of punitive measures.
But if we look closely at the Gilded Age itself, we can see considerable discomfort with the direction of American life much earlier than Twain and Warner wrote their satire of the times in . I. Problems of the American Farmer during the Gilded Age OVERPRODUCTION Without question the most vexing problem and the one that surpassed all others in both its negative effect and its difficulty to adjust to successfully was the problem of agricultural overproduction.
American Consumerism s Woodrow Wilson was the 28th American President who served in office from March 4, to March 4, One of the important events during his presidency was the rise of American Consumerism in the s.