Gilded Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt Outline

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Gilded Age Politics and Agrarian Revolt I. Politics and Public Policy in the Gilded Age a. Electoral Stalemate i. Republicans controlled the White House from 1869 to 1913, with the exception of the two times Grover Cleveland was President (non- consecutive) ii. Republicans controlled the Senate and Democrats controlled the House. b. The Power of the Congress c. Passionate Politics i. What determined party loyalty? 1. Not differences between the parties 2. Regional Differences 3. Religious and ethnic differences d. Public Policy i. Civil Service Reform 1. The Pendleton Civil Service Act of 1883 ii. Tariffs 1. 1883—“Mongrel Tariff” II. The Agrarian Revolt . a. Origins of Discontent b. Earlier Efforts at Organizing for Change i. The Grange ii. Farmers’ Alliances
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Unformatted text preview: c. Populist Party i. Platforms 1. Subtreasuries 2. Currency inflation 1 3. Tariff reduction 4. Railroad Regulation 5. Popular election of Senators ii. End of Populist Party III. The Crisis of the 1890s a. Panic of 1893 b. The “Money Question” c. The Gold standard d. Silver IV. Election of 1896 Republican William McKinley Democrat William Jennings Bryan V. Economic Recovery a. High demand for crops in Europe b. Increase in the Gold Supply VI. Women's Suffrage Efforts a. Seneca Falls 1848 b. Equal Rights Association 1866 c. National American Women Suffrage Association d. Anti-Suffrage Response 1.Domesticity 2. Biological Traits of Women VII. Popular Culture a. Inventions b. Popular Amusements 2 c. Medicine 3...
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