18th century Politics

18th century Politics - Politics-18th century Presidents...

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Politics-18 th century Presidents “forgotten presidents” Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison Spoil system JAMES GARFIELD-1880 president, humble Famous from lecture “elements of success”-those who worked hard got ahead, the rest sank Gov’t Laissez-faire; hands-off policy with big business Social Darwinism: survival of the fittest But as business abuses increased, state gov’t and federal gov’t passed regulatory legislation But those didn’t really work until the early 20 th century Powerful Corporations Were wealthy and powerful and at the expense of the poor workers Captains of industry-“robber barons” Exploited workers to amass vast fortunes Andrew Carnegie Carnegie’s steel Vertical integration HENRY CLAY FLICK Put him in charge ended in a strike because of the cut wages used PINKERTONS to break up strike Carnegie’s wealth was tarnished Gospel of success was not longer believable John D. Rockefeller Standard oil
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