Presentation on theme: "UPDATE ON THE PRESIDENTS. RUTHERFORD HAYES 1877-1881 Republican Investigated Nation’s custom houses – corrupt This upset NY Boss Roscoe Conkling And Republican."— Presentation transcript:
RUTHERFORD HAYES 1877-1881 Republican Investigated Nation’s custom houses – corrupt This upset NY Boss Roscoe Conkling And Republican followers the “Stalwarts”
JAMES GARFIELD 1881 - 8 MONTHS Republican Gave most government jobs to Republicans who wanted reform His VP Chester Arthur had the support of the Stalwarts who did not want reform Garfield was shot and he died 2 months later
CHESTER ARTHUR 1881-1885 Republican To the shock of his Stalwarts he decided to work for reform!! Passed the Pendleton Act 1883 had to take a test to get a government job!!!! Why did he go against his supporters? He did this because he knew he was dying of kidney disease!
GROVER CLEVELAND 1885-9 & 1893-1897 DEMOCRAT – first in 24 years Erie County Sheriff Mayor of Buffalo Struggled against Congress and Big Business to lower tariffs
BENJAMIN HARRISON 1889-1893 Republican Lost majority of popular vote and won the electoral college vote
WILLIAM MCKINLEY 1897 - 1901 Republican Shot in Buffalo NY at the Pan American Exposition Passed the highest tariffs in US history! Shot and dies 8 days later His VP takes over as President!!! TR….