William Sylvis founded NLU and became its president in 1868 Denied and harmony

William sylvis founded nlu and became its president

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William Sylvis founded NLU and became its president in 1868 Denied and harmony of interests between workers and capitalists
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Every wage earner was at war with every capitalist, whose “profits” robbed working people of the fruits of their labor Doubling of the average worker’s wagesSupported voting rights for blacks and womenNLU fell apart after 1872 The End of ReconstructionReform oriented Republicans felt alarm at the spread of political corruption after the war– they broke from the party nada bonded their support for federal intervention in southern affairs A depression took voters’ minds off of Reconstruction issues By 1876 “Redemption” had carried white Democrats to power in all but a few southern states Corruption Is the FashionMore money to spend, more favors to give and more functions to perform William M. Tweed oNYC oTammany Hall oStole tens of millions of dollars Senators bought their seats in Kansas, SC Tennessee congressmen sold appointments to West Point Standard Oil Company controlled Pennsylvania’s legislature Grant’s administration became notoriously corrupt oCustoms collectors shook down merchants and used their employees to manage party conventions oJay Gould and Jim Fisk tried to corner the nation’s gold supply and caused a brief panic on Wall StreetoWhiskey Ring – a group of private distillers and revenue agents who cheated the government out of millions of dollars in taxes (Grant’s private secretary was a part) oSecretary of Interior swindled the Indians oCredit Mobilier contracting firm overcharged the government for supplies while building the Union Pacific Railroad and shared the profits with a dozen top congressmen In the South Democrats blamed corruption on ignorant black voters and non-landowningwhite Republicans Insisted that clean, cheap government, run by society’s natural leaders (white and well-heeled) would benefit all races Every scandal discredited Republican rule further oGalvanized the opposition, destroying the Republican hopes of attracting white voters and weakening support for Reconstruction
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Liberal Republicans Revolt Northern Republican intellectuals Thought the current political system was full of greed, selfishness, partisanship and politicians keeping war hatreds alive Bosses and political machines which were out to loot the treasury, and special interests are detrimental to good government Called for reform: a lower tariff, a stable currency system based on gold, a merit-based civil service system for appointments to office, and full, universal amnesty for former Confederates Horace GreeleyoNominated for president in 1872End all political disabilities and reconcile North and South, by ending all federal intervention on black southerners’ behalfDemocrats endorsed Greeley but few actually went to the polls to vote for him Greeley lost in a landslide Northerners (even Republicans) became increasingly alarmed every time the national
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