HIST 1502 2-19-18
Politics in the circled Age , how they functioned
"Tell me lies, tell me lies, or a
Tell me sweet little lies,"
to Politics in the Gilded Age n increasingly, many Americans became dissatisfied with the Conservative Coalition t o - white Supremacy & corporate Supremacy - among the roadblocks to "chance" were the spoils system,
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the seniority system, and dirty campaigning Spoils System
- Andrew Jackson become president (from 1829-1837), he
fired 20% of federal officials and replaced them with this supporters, who had helped him win the election of 1828
Note: earlier presidential administrations had followed wit h similar polities, athough on a much resser scate) - the name "spoils system" came from William Marcy,
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a NY Democrat politicians who said, "to the victor belongs the Spoils" (from Latin : victori sunt spolial - meaning of spoils system was to give govt jobs
to laual members of their party Example Election of 1884 Wayson We also discuss several other topics like What is denoted when we say that the social security tax is regressive?
Lo Dirty Politics a Prophtuds who had the most power in congress where those who came from the safest districts
- cities were
were "Stringing" and didn't get as much powers so urban issues were not adressed - Swinging state Senators usually got less power Don't forget about the age old question of What holds the head of the humerus in the glenoid fossa?
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Stephen Grover Clevel and vs. James G. Blaine
Senator, secretary of State "Burn this letter!
s "Blain! Blain!"
James G. Blain! Contänental liar from the state of Maine!" maman. Where's my pa?" bodo
Ma, Ma... where's my pa? He's going to the white
House, ha... ha.. ha..!" is people were forgiving since he was mature, he took
responsibility and had friends of his aclopt the child can't let a democrat win, because they stand for "Romanism and rebellion"
in Catholic communities, Cleveland seemed to be winning -NY was a swing state
Revoit Close The Poplist
Elections with Elections with I
Rising Third parties - no one wins with majority s vote during this time
has later, the "people's party" is established Populist Rexalta unhappy farmer
Hist 1502 2-21-18
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Populist Revolt Unhappy Farmers
verwhelmingly agricultural Society (951
farmers began facing many problem. farm prices declined
farmers began ufarming" with new technology which allowed
them to grow more - more produce = prices decreasing - Smaller family farms had to compete B buy these new tools, but they didn't have money so they went into debot
• farm costs rose / farm debt roses - it farmers were at an advantage bic of the railroads B
to new industna realities bic they can adapt since they're near big cities - farmers in South West went in debt, so banks took a
their farms away
• Sharecropping increased
• land taxes rose
• Societal respect for farmers declined (they were the middle class, but the middle class began transitioning to office jobs)
The American Dream seemed to be vanishing "The Farmer is the Man Written by Fiddlin John Carson The Populicz Ralth The People's Party stes. Gov't should regulate monopolies, esp. railroads
replace I and tax wi graduated income tax inflationary currency - silver direct election of u.s. senators restrict immigration 8 hr- work day for factory workers
Hist 1502 2-21-18
Populist Revolt Election of 1896
- leads to major change in politics - A "watershed" election - republicans nominated William McKinley - democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan (the Great
Commoner) - ("Cross of Gold")
Lo democrats nominated a reformer after causan speech - Populists absorbed into Democratic Party, which now had
both a conservative wing and populist progressive ring Populist Revolt Postscript
L. Frank Baum, The wonderful wizard of Oz Ex) Emerald city = Chicago
Oz - America
Dorothy American people (if they used their powers Wilked witch of the East - Wall Street wizard & Bryan la Democrat posing as a populist)
Scartcrow American Farmer