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Unformatted text preview: Extra Credit on Grant v Seymour In the 1868 election, in which Ulysses Grant, on the Republican side ran against Horatio Seymour, many issues arose within each opponents campaigns. Many political issues of Grant and Seymours campaigns, such as reconstruction policies, racism, African Americans right to vote, etc, were often depicted by many cartoonists at the time. In one of Frank Bellows cartoons, Tis but a change in banners, he compared two identical figures, from 1864, and 1868. The former carrying a Confederate flag, and then in the latter, trading it for a Seymour & Blair sign and a hat that says KKK on it. According to Harpers Weekly , The cartoonist emphasizes what he believes is the persistence of the disloyalty and violence that the Democratic party manifested during the Civil War and that which it fosters through its opposition to Reconstruction which...
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