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cultural and intellectual movements in tandem with political debates over economic and social policies . Gilded Age politics were intimately tied to big business and focused nationally on economic issues tariffs, currency, corporate expansion, and laissez-faire economic policy that engendered numerous calls for reform. * One scandal not outlined in your book (during the Grant years) is the Indian Ring. Belknap, Secretary of War, was forced to resign after taking bribes from suppliers to Indian reservations… was impeached and removed by Congress after he resigned (resigned to avoid it but they did it anyway). Politics of the Gilded Age Causes of Stalemate 1) 2) Belief in Limited Government Campaign Strategy Republicans Democrats Party Patronage Presidential Politics Rutherford B. Hayes Explain the key issue dividing Mugwumps, Halfbreeds, and Stalwarts. List three similarities between Antebellum Era Democrats and Gilded Age Democrats: 1) 2) 3) List three similarities between Antebellum Era Republicans (you may include the Whigs in this comparison) and Gilded Age Republicans: 1) 2) 3) How was the Antebellum Two Party System different from the Gilded Age Two Party system? *Turn back to page 300 and re-read the section on Greed and Corruption during the Grant years. Then, define the following: Fisk & Gould scandal: Credit Mobilier affair: Whiskey Ring: Tweed Ring:
REMEMBER… As you read the chapter, jot down your notes in the middle column. Consider your notes to be elaborations on the Objectives and Main Ideas presented in the left column and in the subtitles of the text. INCLUDE IN YOUR NOTES ALL SIGNIFICANT VOCABULARY AND PEOPLE. After read and take notes, thoughtfull y, analyze what you read by answering the questions in the right column. Remember this step is essential to your processing of information. Completing this guide thoughtfully will increase your retention as well as your comprehension! Politics in the Gilded Age Continued Key Concepts and Main Ideas Notes Analysis The “ Gilded Age witnessed new cultural and intellectual movements in tandem with political debates over economic and social policies . Gilded Age politics were intimately tied to big business and focused nationally on economic issues tariffs, currency, corporate expansion, and laissez-faire economic policy that engendered numerous calls for reform. James. Garfield Chester A. Arthur Pendleton Act (p.384) Congressional Leaders The Election of 1884 Cleveland’s First Term Interstate Commerce Act Dawes Act Issues: Civil Service, Currency, and Tariffs Civil Service Reform (during Arthur s presidency put notes on this topic under Arthur above) How did the role of government change during Garfield, Arthur, and Cleveland s terms in office? Explain how the issue of spoils or patronage in the Gilded Age is similar to politics in the Jackson Era. Which was more significant to Gilded Age political corruption, patronage or the power of big business? Consider your reading on both industrialization and politics. Defend your answer with specific evidence.
Politics in the Gilded Age Continued Key Concepts and Main Ideas Notes The “ Gilded Age witnessed new cultural and intellectual

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