Originally Posted by Patito de Hule
For 1876, six Southern States went Democrat (Tilden). The presidential election was disputed, and Congress threw it to Hayes. Hayes was inaugurated March 5, 1876 and that could be said to be the end of Reconstruction and the South was pretty solidly Democratic until 1952 (Eisenhower)...
The end of "Southern antagonizing" Reconstruction, e.g.
military occupation of Southern states, c.1876
, and Pres. Hayes
' reconciliatory policies, began America's renewed industrialization, i.e.
"second industrial revolution
", de facto
gearing America for WWI:
new technologies, especially electricity, the internal combustion engine, new materials and substances, including alloys and chemicals, and communication technologies such as the telegraph and radio... the second industrial revolution revolved around steel, railroads, electricity, and chemicals... the inventions and innovations were science based
Corporations burgeoned, in political power, from the Civil War (The Corporation DVD)
. Meanwhile, additional Divisions
, between managers, and workers -- who, self-Righteously, believed "that they were justified in resorting to any means to break down the power of the Corporations" -- developed during the same period.