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Trends of Life in US between 1865-1900 During the years 1865-1900 the USA experienced unprecedented growth and change which transformed the nation from a minor agricultural-based country to the number one industrial power in the world No area of American life escaped the impact of the massive change and some areas benefited more than others did Railroad tracks were being hammered into the ground all across the USA which pushed settlement to start flourishing in the west The land was being developed making for more towns and an unmistakable growth in the number of cities Factories were popping up in these cities all over America to keep up with the needs and demands of the people Railroads became a moderate and reliable way to ship the factory goods to their destination From these events our nation gained the industrial power that we still have today Nevertheless through all the glory and power that was obtained there was a darker side as well Acts of racial violence became more prevalent during these times This was due to the freeing of the slaves after the Civil War Whites thought that if the blacks used their basic rights the society they once lived in would be ruined Organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan were formed to scare the blacks from using their rights as new citizens of the USA There are up to 116 acts of violence recorded from 1867 to 1871 These prejudice acts included raids beatings burnings and lynchings The blacks were not the only ones who were threatened by the powerful whites Indians too had trouble trying to stay alive on the land that once belonged to them The whites realized that the land they had given to the Indians was valuable and could come in use The number of Indian Reservation acres took a deep plunge between the years of 1875 to 1930 The Indians were torn and killed for their
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