National Politics of the Gilded Age - Administration

National Politics of the Gilded Age - Administration

National Politics of the Gilded Age Unit 19: National Politics APUSH Mrs. Baker Define

the economic and social characteristics of the Gilded Age. Explain the impact of these characteristics on the economic and social make-up of American society during this time period.

Do-It-Now Activity Political characteristics of the Gilded Age Brainstorm

The Politics of Equilibrium Politics of the Gilded Age 1.

Prevailing political ideology of the time 2. Campaign tactics of the two party 3.

Party patronage 4. Well-Defined Voting Blocs 5.

The Presidency as a Symbolic Office Causes of Stalemate Do-Little Government

Laissez-faire economics Social Darwinism From 1870 1900: Government did very littler domestically Main

responsibilities of government Deliver the mail. Maintain national military Collect taxes and tariffs Conduct foreign policy Only

exception is the administration of Civil War veterans pensions Belief in a Limited Government Election

campaigns of time were characterized by: Brass bands, flags, campaign buttons, picnics, free beer, and crowd pleasing oratory. Campaigns focused on the show and not

the big issues. 80% of eligible voters voted in presidential elections. Campaign Tactics Intense Loyalty to the

Two Major Political Parties Party Patronage A Two-Party Stalemate Two Party Balance

White southerners Preservation of white supremacy Catholics

Recent immigrants Esp. Jews Urban working poor

Pro-labor Most Northern whites

Pro-business African Americans Northern Protestants Most of the middle class

farmers Republica n Well-Defined Voting Blocs Democratic

Result of inactive legislative agenda: Politics became a game of gaining office, holding office, and providing government jobs to the

party faithful. Created division within the parties Party Patronage

Senator Roscoe Conkling Half Breeds Sen. James Blaine (Maine) James A. Garfield

Stalwarts Sen. Roscoe Conkling (New York) Chester A. Arthur

Presidential Election of 1880: Republicans Presidential Election of 1880: Democrats Inspecting the Democratic Curiosity Shop

Election Results Charles Guiteau: I am a Stalwart, and Arthur is President now! 1881: Garfield Assassinated

Civil Service Act The Magna Carta of civil service reform

Set up Civil Service Commission Created a system by which applicants for classified federal jobs would be selected based on their scores.

Pendleton Act (1883) Republican Mugwumps Grover Cleveland (Democrat) James Blaine

(Republican) The Election of 1884 Ma, Ma wheres my pa? Hes going to the White House, ha

ha ha! A Dirty Campaign Blaine in 1884 Little Lost Mugwump

Rum, Romanism, & Rebellion! Results of Election Clevelands First Term Bravo Senor Clevelando

The Tariff Issue Grover Cleveland (Democrat) Benjamin Harrison (Republican)

Presidential Election of 1888 Results of Election Disposing the Surplus Billion-dollar Congress

Election of 1892 Cleveland Loses Support Discuss the characteristics of American politics at the national and state levels during the Gilded Age.

Discuss the major political and economic issues of the Gilded Age. Examine the government action on these issues. Explain

the characteristics of American presidents during the Gilded Age Discuss how each carried out the duties of his office. Essential Questions

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