History 129 Section 8 Notes 1873 & 1893- Slumps and Panics ? Railroads are huge part of national economy ? When railroads and factories went under, millions lost their jobs. Jacob Coxey ? Led Coxey?s Army ? Marched on Washington ? Nearly 30,000 Strong ? Wanted Government to give them work and hope 1870s to 1910 ? More people came to America than ever before ? ?Second Great Wave? of Immigration ? Went through Ellis Island ? Nearly 3 Million People 1882- National Law forbade any more Chinese Immigrants ? Americans feared for their jobs 1907- Gentlemen?s Agreement ? Japan agreed to not send any more immigrants ? US said they would treat Japanese ?fairly? Nativism- Resentment towards new immigrants Machine Politics ? Tom Pendergast- Kansas City ? Helped organize new immigrants Crisis Decades ?Wedge Issues? ? Bloody Shirt ? Lost Cause ? Gold vs. Silver Gilded Age Politics ? Competition is fierce ? Mobilization Intense ? Hegemony Regionalized ? Rigidity Enforced
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