What are the Gilded Age, the Jim Crow System and share cropping?

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  1. Glided Age – A period between 1890 and 1920 characterized by the rise of wealthy industrialists and urban poverty. Called the Gilded Age because the wealth was only in the surface, like a gilded fixture.
  2. Jim Crow System – System of segregation implemented across the south to separate the black...

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  1. Glided Age – A period between 1890 and 1920 characterized by the rise of wealthy industrialists and urban poverty. Called the Gilded Age because the wealth was only in the surface, like a gilded fixture.
  2. Jim Crow System – System of segregation implemented across the south to separate the black and white populations. A result of the Reconstruction Period. Legalized in the 1896 Supreme Court case Plessey v. Ferguson.
  3. Sharecropping – System of farming that developed after Civil War in which southern land owners allow black farmers to grow crops on their land in return for a share of the produce.
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