The Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1877-1929)

The industrialization of the United States proceeded at a frantic pace in the late 19th century. The subsequent chasm between rich and poor eventually spawned an army of Progressive reformers.

The Colorado Silver Boom and Silver Purchase

Currency policy (gold vs. silver) was a contentious issue in the late 19th century. It made Colorado's economy in the 1880s and broke it in the 1890s.

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