The Philippine Cooperative Movement: Problems and Prospects
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The rich were getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Political Machines Graft — political corruption. Then the politician that hired the contractor would get a percent of the money. The money the politician gets is the kickback. How and where to spend money, fix roads, change laws etc. Mayflower Compact - - The first agreement for self-government in America - Set up Plymouth colony.
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The Gilded Age was a time of unprecedented growth of industry and technology in the United States following the Civil War and lasting until the beginning of the 20 th Century. New innovations in electricity, mechanization, and communication gave rise to industrial production never before seen in the modern world. As massive oil, railroad, and steel monopolies were built, millions of immigrants from all over the world flooded into the country looking for work and a better life. Urban areas grew at a nearly unsustainable rate as poor workers suffered through a lack of housing and sanitation in the under equipped cities.