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History 2301 Notes - American History 9/4/07 Republicans...

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American History 9/4/07 Republicans dominated south for many years Reconstruction 1865-1867 Radical Reconstruction o Republican dominated o Stricter than Lincoln and Johnson’s version o Wanted states to create new constitution with the 13-15 th amendment Military Reconstruction o 5 military zones Democratic states: TX, AR, MO, MS, AL, GA, TN, KY, IN, WV, VA, NC, NY, RI, NJ o Republican candidate: Rutherford Hayes o Democratic candidate: Samuel Tilden Compromise of 1877 – ends republican dominance in south o Republicans Hayes confirmed as president o Democrats Cabinet position – equal power in govt. Rail Road Reconstruction Consequences of reconstruction o Ku Klux Klan o Angry Scar- Democratic Civil War Signaled the rise and power of congress o Congress
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o Bloody Shirt- Republican Civil War The blame of democrats by republicans for the revolution. A tool used by republicans that had the blood of veterans of the war o Lincoln believed that the south just needed to be rehabilitated o 1877-1896 era of very meek, mild presidents o Republicans identified with reconstruction The Gilded Age, 1877-1900 o Dazzling on the surface, base metal below” o Corporate and business opportunity o Exploitation o Material values o Industrial Revolution o Corruption General Political Trends o Time of intense corruption Ulysses S. Grants pres. o Devoid of political issues o High Tariff policy To protect native goods To raise money! o Democrats and republicans competed for power Control shifted 5 times, an almost unheard of rate o Parties agreed on major issues o Politics avoided social issues o Social Darwinism
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Survival of the fittest. (root, hog, and die) o Government laissez-faire (let it alone, let it be.) – market o Patronage To give political employments to the loyal that helped one get into office. Presidents, 1868-1892 o Bland o Ineffectual o Veterans o Congress o Best and Brightest Grant, 1868 Didn’t want the presidency Honest yet corrupt Veteran Republican Hays, 1876 Republican Veteran Reformist – part of the spoils system Garfield, 1881 Republican Veteran Assassinated President for a couple of months
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Arthur Republican Strengthened the Navy Cleveland, 1884 Democrat Reformer – spoils system, Pullman strike, interstate commerce act Split his party in 2 due to wanting to lower the national tariff Harrison, 1888 Republican Wanted higher tariffs Cleveland, 1892 o Most were republican o Reminder to the U.S. that reconstruction has happened o Best and the brightest were actually off making money, not running for president Ulysses S. Grant, Republican: 1868-1876 o Good man, honest o Incapable o Disliked job o Economic/social problems o Corruption o Reconstruction Rutherford B. Hayes, Republican: 1877-1880 o Veteran o Three-time Ohio Governor o Reform candidate
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History 2301 Notes - American History 9/4/07 Republicans...

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