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AOE

Age Of Empires

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AOM

Age Of Mythology

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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AOK

Age Of Kings

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MA

My Age

Business » Products

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ARMD

Age Related Macular Degeneration

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ARMD

Age Related Macular Degeneration

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AMD

Age-related Macular Degeneration

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GA

Gestational Age

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AA

All Age

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ADEA

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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ADEA

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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ADEA

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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CA

Chronological Age

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VAJ

Visual Age for Java

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Y/A

Years of age

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MA

Mental Age

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OAS

Old Age Security

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OASDI

Old Age and Survivors Disability Insurance

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ZAMS

Zero Age Main Sequence

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BA

Bone Age

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LIA

Little Ice Age

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AGA

Appropriate for Gestational Age

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SACC

School Age Child Care

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OASI

Old Age and Survivors Insurance

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Age, Sex, Location

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What does gilded age mean?

Gilded Age
In United States history, the Gilded Age was the period following roughly from the 1870s to the turn of the twentieth century. The term was coined by writers Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner in The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, satirizing what they believed to be an era of serious social problems hidden by a thin gold gilding. The Gilded Age was an era of enormous growth, especially in the North and West. This attracted millions of emigres from Europe. However, the Gilded Age was also an era of enormous poverty. The average annual income for most families was $380, well below the poverty line. Railroads were the major industry, but the factory system, mining, and labor unions also increased in importance. Two major nationwide depressions known as the Panic of 1873 and the Panic of 1893 interrupted growth. The South remained economically devastated; its economy became increasingly tied to cotton and tobacco production, which suffered low prices. African-Americans in the South were stripped of political power and voting rights. The political landscape was notable in that despite some corruption, turnout was very high and elections between the evenly matched parties were close. The dominant issues were cultural, and economics. Reformers crusaded against child labour and for the 8-hour working day, civil service reform, prohibition, and women's suffrage. State & local governments built schools, colleges and hospitals that sometimes received donations from philanthropists and various diverse religious denominations structured the social and cultural lives of many Americans.

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