National Politics in the Gilded Age, 1877-1900

National Politics - National Politics in the Gilded Age 1877-1900 Politics in the Gilded Age superficial glitter Causes of stalemate Belief in

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National Politics in the Gilded Age, 1877-1900 Politics in the Gilded Age- superficial glitter Causes of stalemate Belief in limited govt.- “Do-little” govt. Campaign strategy- avoided strong positions 80% voter turnout- highest in history Party Patronage- gaining office, holding office, & providing govt. jobs for friends Republicans Presidential Politics- “forgettable presidents” Rutherford B. Hayes- ended reconstruction James Garfield- assassinated b/c he was a halfbreed, so his stalwart VP got office Chester A. Arthur- modern navy Congressional leaders- well organized Cleveland’s first Term Civil service reform- Pendleton Act of 1881 set up the Civil Service Commission Money Question- business understood that an increase in silver would cause inflation Greenback Party- wanted paper money
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIUS 201 taught by Professor Kett during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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