[Meridian]_Unit_5_The_Gilded_Age1 - Elections 1868...

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Unformatted text preview: Elections 1868 Republicans: Ulysses Grant Campaigning with the “bloody shirt”, Grant is elected, calling “let us have peace”. His administration is scarred by numerous sca Democrats: Horatio Seymour 1872 Republicans: Ulysses Grant ral Republicans Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune. Grant is reelected with a comfortable margin. His policy of contracti Liberal Republicans and Democrats: Horace Greeley 1876 Republicans: Rutherford Hayes essional deadlock broken by the Compromise of 1877, where Hayes is allowed to take office under the conditions that Reconstruction Democrats: Samuel Tilden 1880 Republicans: James A. Garfield ed for civil service reforms and Hancock a minimal tariff. Both were Civil War veterans. Garfield secured the most electoral votes; how Democrats: Winfield Hancock 1884 Republicans: James Blaine igan Letters and Cleveland an illegitimate son (see “Third Parties: Mugwumps”). New York turned against the Republicans when on Democrats: Grover Cleveland 1888 Republicans: Benjamin Harrison shirt”. Harrison defeated Cleveland despite polling less popular votes. Harrison empties the large surplus that confounded Cleveland Democrats: Grover Cleveland 1892 Republicans: Benjamin Harrison ts, appears and polls an unprecedented 22 electoral votes. The Republicans continued to champion the protective tariff. Cleveland em Democrats: Grover Cleveland Populists: James Weaver 1896 Republicans William McKinley inate Bryans a strong advocate of silver (“Cross of Gold” speech). Republicans amassed an enormous campaign chest fearful of destro Democrats: William Bryans The Populist Movement 1. Farmer’s Grange 1867 A special interest group of farmers which advocated policies They strove to develop their own systems to eliminate middlemen altogether. They protested against the gold standard and proposed the unlimited coinage of silver. Their platform included the abolition of nation ided over the corrupt first administration of Grant. They nominate Greeley against the Republican Grant. s (see Third Parties) who differed over Hayes reform policies. The party is also split in the 1880 election where half?breed Garfield is umps” split from the party and remain passive for the duration of the election. the issue. e to swallow Bryan’s silver policy split from the party. ngressional Acts nd?Allison Act 1878 ssed in response to the influence of silverites, the act allowed the Treasury to buy between $2?4 million of silver and coined at a 16:1 r 1883 ses in response to the assassination of Garfield, created a commission to classify and allocate government positions based on merit, n Dawes Severalty Act 1887 Set up a commission to survey and administer I ndian tribes as well as relocate them to allocated lands....
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