That's a pretty big topic Joseph- which aspects do you need to know about? I think you may find Mark Twain coined the phrase "Gilded Age"- the explanation of that might be a good way to begin. There is a lot of information under this Gilded Age topic right here on numerous threads from fashion and lifestyle to manner and morals. You may want to concentrate on the business tycoons and how they made and spent their millions. Good luck- hope you get an "A".