11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2012 2:45 PM by trevhorn3 RSS

How the Other Half Lived

mariemccoy Expert
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Compare life of the rich and poor during the Gilded Age

  • Re: How the Other Half Lived
    noel12254 New User
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    While some people were living with electricity, running water, and a sufficient amount of space, the other half had horrific living conditions. Many did not have the same luxuries as the rich people. They were often extremely crowded.

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    cassandragriffith New User
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    The rich had electricity, better homes, and sanitary living conditions. However, the poor had unsanitary living conditions, very little space, and very little good paying jobs. They struggled to provide for their family. Often, crime was high from the poverty levels.

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    katlynkeene New User
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    The rich people had the priviledges of room, food, water and electricity, the poor lived a horrible life without all these things. They also had to worry more about diseases because they can't afford to get medical help.

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    shannonhodge New User
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    During the Gilded Age, rich people had better homes, better jobs, running water, more food and better living conditions. Poor people had to live in poor condition tenements, had poor jobs, not a lot of food, no running water, and no electricity.

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    amberblankenship New User
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    During the Gilded Age , rich people had more advantages such a better and more food, better living condiditons such as running water . The poor people had to lve in poor conditions and had poor living conditions such as no running water no where to sleep barley any food but sometimes no food at all.

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    caseyhall New User
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    At this time the rich had better houses with electricity and running water. They also had better jobs, and enough food to live on. The poor people had to live in horrible conditions. Their homes were overcrowded, unsanitary, and without electricity and running water. They had hard working jobs and they got paid very little for what they did.

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    haileybug2848 New User
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    The poor people lived in horrible conditions which consisted of no plumbing, tiny rooms, constant illnesses, and frequent house fires. The rich had electricity, clean water, and food.

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    daniellegillman New User
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    In the Gilded Age, the rich had better of everything. Such as: food, homes, jobs, & electricity. The poor had worse of everything. Such as: harldy any food, horrible living conditions, some without electricity.

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    davidrunyon1194 New User
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    The poor live really bad during this time. Most poor lived with several other families and shared a bathroom. Some did not even have a bathroom. Children had to fend for themselves often because their parent had to work all the time. The rich had nice homes and things, but for a few to live well many had to suffer.

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    tristanmaynard New User
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    The rich and the poor lived in totally different environments during the Gilded Age. The poor lived in tenements, rooftops, alleyways, or anywhere they could to get a rood over their head. In most cases the space was small and the conditions were filthy and dirty causing infections and unadaptable to live in. The poor went without food while the rich men ate luxuriously. The rich had running water, electricity, and enough space for them while the poor did not. Poor people had no sewage system, but most rich had some way of disposing of their fecis. Lower society had no items with them, and if they did it was barely any unlike the rich who received what ever they wanted. The rich were living the American Dream while the poor where just living to survive. The poor children did not go school in many cases while the rich children did. The differences from how the rich lived rather than the poor out way the similarities they share. The upper class had way more privileges than the poor would ever accumulate at their time.

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    trevhorn3 New User
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    During the gilded age the rich and poor lived two complete different life styles. The rich had better homes, jobs, food, and much more. The poor sometimes even lived on the streets under tents, and in alley ways. The rich societys houses were much larger and much nicer, when the poor who had houses did not even have running water.

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