The 16th Amendment to the Constitution allowing the Federal government the right to levy income taxes, the direct election of Senators amended to Constitution with the 17th Amendment, and the Federal Reserve was created, all evidence of the triumph of “progressivist reforms” under Presidents Taft and Wilson.

Union and Confederate Civil War veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg, meet there for a 50th Anniversary reunion and shake hands over the wall at the “high water mark.”