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Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age Chapter 23
Ulysses S. Grant – 18 th President “Waving the bloody shirt”… 1868 - Narrowly defeats Horatio Seymour… MS, TX, VA…
“Era of Good Stealings” Widespread corruption even reaching the White House Bribes/gifts Secretary of War William Belknap Grant’s in laws…
Grant’s “Black Friday” Big Jim Fisk “Diamond Jim” Jay Gould
Boss Tweed Tammany Hall
Liberal Republicans Horace Greeley “Go west, young man, go west”
Panic of 1873 Unwise loans…. “Hard Money” vs. Greenbacks… Demand for silver… Contraction… Resurgence of Democratic Party…
“Stalwarts” vs. “Half-Breeds” in the GOP
Compromise of 1877
Rutherford B. Hayes – 19 th President
Jim Crow Laws White Democrats “Redeemers”… Racial Segregation laws passed… Black voting rights restricted… Blacks kept in poverty to white landowners Sharecropping Tenant Farming Crop Lien System
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Homer Plessy…. LA “Separate Car Act” Court rules that “separate but equal” is constitutional under the “equal protection” clause of the 14 th Amendment…
1880 – The “Solid South” Emerges
James Garfield – 20 th President
Garfield assassinated by Charles Guiteau
Chester Arthur – 21 st President Pendleton Act 1883 Civil Service Comission…
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
Election of 1884 Blaine vs. Cleveland Mugwumps “Rum, Romanism, Rebellion”
Grover Cleveland – 22 nd and 24 th President
Benjamin Harrison – 23 rd President Mckinley Tariff Act Billion Dollar Congress
Homestead Strike (1892)
J.P. Morgan Lent the govt. $65 million …
William Jennings Bryan
Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland Largely forgettable… Didn’t solve Tariff Issue Money Issue Labor Union Issue
The Gilded Age Part I: Growth and Prosperity. Industrial and Economic Growth The New York Central Railroad Cornelius Vanderbilt The original Grand Central.
CHAPTER 23 THE GILDED AGE.
Ch 16 Politics and Reform.
In what scandal did Fisk and Gould participate? Manipulating the price of gold defrauding the government on railroad expenses diverting funds from New.
Politics – 1868 to 1896 Politics – 1868 to Election of 1868 Radical Republicans chose U.S. Grant as their candidate. They were champions of a vigorous.
Chapter 23 Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age
Chapter 23 Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age.
POLITICAL PARALYSIS IN THE GILDED AGE Chapter 23 Emily, John, Sam, Garrett Mark Twain wrote, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today in 1873.
Ch. 23 Notes Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age.
Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age Mark Twain termed the period between the death of Abraham Lincoln to the accession of TR as “The Gilded Age” a time.
Politics in the Gilded Age Chapter 23 Lecture Standard 11.2.
1 The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873) A book by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, which, though fiction, is a critical examination of democratic.
Think About It What does the word “gilded” mean?
Chapter 21 A New Spirit of Reform. The Gilded Age Mark Twain call the 1870’s the Gilded Age Gilded metal has a thing coat of gold over cheap metal.
* The “Bloody Shirt” Elects Grant * Why was Grant nominated for the presidency? * What was the Republican party’s platform during the election.
The Gilded Age.
GILDED AGE POLITICS Bell Work: 1.What is the spoils system- when did it form? 2.What is a stalwart (Conklin)? 3.What is a half breed? 4.Who was James A.
“Bloody Shirt” ◦ Using Civil War memories to receive votes Administration Scandals: ◦ Credit Mobilier: Railroad insiders hired themselves at inflated.
Chapter 8 POLITICS IN THE GILDED AGE
Politics in the Gilded Age Chapter 23 Lecture Gilded Age Period from America grew into crowded cities, big business, and extremes of wealth.
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