Party Conflict - Party Conflict REPUBLICANS VERSUS...

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Party Conflict REPUBLICANS VERSUS DEMOCRATS, 1877-1901 Intense Partisan Conflict o GOP (Grand Old Party) in 1880: “the habitual sacrifice of patriotism and justice to a supreme and insatiable lust for office and patronage.” o Dems n 1884: “the Republican party, during its legal, its stolen, and its bought tenures of power, has steadily decayed in moral character and political capacity.” High Voter Participation and Loyalty o “We love our parties as we love our churches and our families, we are part of them.” Major Debate: o The extent to which Americans should look to the government at all levels for assistance in promoting the growth and expansion of notional economy o Major Issues The Tariff o Republicans favored high tariffs to protect domestic manufacturing o Democrats believed the tariff was a burdensome tax on consumers and favored corporations (unnecessary tax) Culture and Morality o The use of Government to advance moralistic policies Monetary Issue
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