23 Benjamin Harrison

23 Benjamin Harrison - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3...

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 1/14/06 BENJAMIN HARRISON I. President: Benjamin Harrison A. August 20,1833 – March 13,1901 II. States: A. Ohio born B. Indiana delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Lawyer (1854-1856) B. Indianapolis city attorney (1857) C. Served in Civil War for the Union (1862-1865) D. Member of Mississippi River Commission (1879) E. U.S Senator for Indiana (1881) IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1889 – 1893 V. Prominent issues in each election A. The tariff issue dominated the election. B. Cleveland pledged a reduction in the tariff while making it clear that he opposed absolute free trade. C. Harrison promised a strong protective tariff as a safeguard for domestic industry. D. Cleveland remained aloof, making only one appearance: to accept the Republican nomination. E. Harrison, at the suggestion of his campaign manager, confined his activities to the delivery of a number of carefully worded speeches to delegations outside of his home in Indianapolis. F. James G. Blaine campaigned vigorously an effectively for Harrison VI. Opponent(s) by term A. Grover Cleveland Democratic B. Clinton B. Fisk – Prohibition C. Anson J. Streeter – Union Labor VII. Vice President: Levi Parsons Morton (served 1889-1893) VIII. Political party: republican IX. Domestic Happenings A. Dependant and disability pensions act (1890) – provided for the protection of disabled persons and persons who have people who are dependant on their income that are outside of their immediate family and provide income even in times when no one is working. B. Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 – First of anti-trust laws that attempted to stop monopolies from becoming too abusive. The act made it a misdemeanor,
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punishable by one year in prison and $5K fine, to take part in a contract, combination among several States, or with foreign nations
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