Gilded Generation (Strauss–Howe theory)
They came of age amid rising national tempers, torrential immigration, rampant commercialism, conspicuous consumerism, declining college enrollment and economic disputes. This led to a distrust of Zealotry and institutional involvement, shifting focus to a life of materialism. As young adults, many pursued fortunes in frontier boom towns.
Members of this generation were also of age by the time the American Civil War began.
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