The Civil War was over, but the reunification of the nation would be long and troubled. Meanwhile, America entered the industrial age – with world famous inventors and immigrants arriving eager to work in manufacturing, the nation’s wealth increased. Suddenly, people had money and leisure time and extravagance became the watchword of the day.
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Reconstruction Era Wikipedia article
Ellis Island New York immigration center
Thomas Edison National Historic Park Includes information about Edison’s inventions
Wright Brothers’ National Memorial Site about the sight of the first successful manned flight
Gilded Age Wikipedia Article