i like it - A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 687 694 Introduction Party Rivalries, Agrarian Stirrings, and Civil-Service Reform Pendleton Act of 1883 Patterns of Party Strength Local Elections Swing States Anti-Women Suffrage The Stakes of Politics- Late 19 th century politics drew a lot of attention and interest from the people- Issues like veteran pensions, tariff rates, and other were discussed to get attention of the ordinary Americans- The government was not changing with the times, and the local government was the authority to people, not Washington- Civil service reform swept the nation because of spoils system and presidential assassination- At the turn of the century US defeated Spain to get the Caribbean & Pacific Island territories- In the 1870s & 80s 2 issues were important to lawmakers: nature & size of money supply; the staffing of government bureaucracy- The act was a move toward giving people jobs on merit, not connections- While only 1 (D) pres. was elected between 1857 & 1912 (Cleveland), the elections were close and unpredictable, with parties having zones of strengths: (D) in the south, (R) in the north- Democratic political machines with Bosses made sure that the party also got votes- The upper and west north was (R), with many veterans living there & forming the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), which always voted republic- The divisions reflected economic interest- The (R) tried to get south immigrants to vote, while the (D) went into N. England and Midwest for support- Local politics involved choosing the candidate, and if he won, public jobs would be given to party members- Bosses, like Big Jim Pendergast, a (D) of Kansas City and others controlled big-city politics- Those who voted for and made sure the candidate won were rewarded generously- With the party matched, states like CT, NY, NJ, IN, and IL were the decisive votes in the elections...
View Full Document

Page1 / 5

i like it - A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online