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Unformatted text preview: AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 19 November 4, 2008 From Stalemate to Crisis 1. A two party system The Stalwarts, led by Roscoe Conklino of New York, and the Half Breeds, captained by James G Blame of Maine were competing for control of the Republican Party. The dispute between the Stalwarts and the Half Breeds had little basis in substance. Rhetorically, the Stalwarts favored traditional, professional machine politics, while the Half Breeds favored reform. In fact, both groups were mainly interested in a larger share of the patronage pie. Haves tried to satisfy both and ended up satisfying neither. 1 2. Constitutional Democracy No group watched the performance of the federal government in the 1880’s with more dismay than American farmers. The serious problems that afflicted them helped produce one of the most powerful movements of...
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