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Marshall Norris APUSH chapter 2310 January 2018Political Paralysis in the Golden AgeThe “Bloody Shirt” Elects GrantRepublican pick Grant as a war hero Democrats picked Horatio SeymourGrant technique for winning wave the bloody shirt," meaning to constantly remind voters of his military recordThe Era of Good StealingsCorruption was prevalent"Jubilee" Jim Fisk and Jay Gould came up with a scheme in 1869 to corner the gold marketBoss Tweed ran Tammany HallBoss Tweed used bribes, graft, and rigged elections to mooch money and ensure continual power for himself and his buddiesSamuel J. Tilden gained fame in prosecuting Tweed, he would become the nominee for president in 1876 A Carnival of CorruptionCredit Mobilier Scandalconstructing the transcontinental railroad and sub-hired itself to get paid doubleThey also gave stock to Congressmen in order to avoid getting caughtA newspaper exposed the scandalThough uninvolved, Grant's name was scarredWhiskey RingFolks stole whiskey tax money from the government William BelknapCaught selling trinkets to indiansLiberal Republican Revolt of 1872Liberal Republican PartyFounded to clean up the corruption in the federal governmentNominated Horace GreeleyGrant won regardless
Depression, Deflation, and InflationPanic of 1873Over speculation Too easy credit give by banksdebtors wanted paper money printed to create inflation and thus make it easier to pay off debts. AKA soft money or cheap moneyResumption Act Lower the number of greenbacks in Circulation and redeem paper money greenback labor partybringing cheap money policies to lifePallid Politics in the Gilded AgeGilded AgeMark Twain describe the late 1800's times looked good there were problemscontested political races, much corruption, and shady business dealsThe Republicans of the day hinted back to Puritan ancestry and were supported in the North and West G.A.R., the Grand Army of the Republic, military veteran group that supported RepublicansDemocrats got most of their support from the South supported by Lutherans and Catholicssplit developed in the 1870's and 80's within the Republican partyThe Stalwarts were led by Roscoe ConklingThe Half-Breeds were led by James G. BlaineThe Hayes Tilden StandoffRepublicans nominated Rutherford B. HayesDemocrats nominated Samuel TildenTilden got 184 electoral votes; he needed 185 to winStalemateThe Compromise of 1877 and the End of ReconstructionElectoral Count Act

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