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Notes- Sept 17 Politics, Protests and The Populist movement 1877-1896-Politics of the Gilded age. Throughout the Gilded age & reconstruction, congress is in control (except for when Grover Cleveland come to office). until 1901 when Theodore Roosevelt becomes president. James Garfield- President for republicans-Chester A Arthur- Vice president. Winfield S. Hancock-President for Democrats- William H English-Vie President. During the gilded age the tariff issue is as emotional charged as serious social issues today. James Garfield- gets shot by a deranged individual, Charles Guiteau, he believed he deserved an appointment and when Garfield didn’t do it he planned the assassination. Garfield was shot in the back, he would have lived but the doctors got to him. Arthurs Presidency- After Garfield dies he assumes presidency. Spoils System- when a new president comes to power and replaces the previous president’s cabinet with their own. Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, 1883- still in effect today. Set up a civil service commission
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course HIST 2620 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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