DEBATE: If the late 1800s were a period of economic growth, why is it called the Gilded Age?

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DEBATE: If the late 1800s were a period of economic growth, why is it called the Gilded Age?

Answer:

Uh, just a guess, but could it be that the people of the lands discovered gilding, and were able to make things with metal they never could before: there was a high demand: economic growth occurred.