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jim fisk

worked with jay gould to devise a plot to raise the price of gold

jay cooke

started the panic of 1873 when his banking firm failed

rutherford b hayes

chosen republican to run in the election of 1876 against tilden

samuel tilden

chosen democrat to run in the election of 1876 against hayes

chester a arthur

the vice president to garfield, and he was a former stalwart

winfield s hancock

a Civil War general who appealed to the South due to his fair treatment of it during Reconstruction and a veteran who had been wounded at Gettysburg, and thus appealed to veterans. he was chosen by the democrats

benjamin harrison

won against cleveland and was the republicans choice for the election of 1888

thomas reed

speaker of the house who took control and intimidated the house to follow his will

james b weaver

the populist nominated for the presidential electionof 1892

tom watson

one leader of the populist party who felt that every black man had every right to vote

bland allison act

instructed the Treasury to buy and coin between $2 million and $4 million worth of silver bullion each month

mugwumps

but some Republican reformers, unable to stomach this, switched to the Democratic Party

sherman silver purchase act

was created by the administration of harrison in order to increase the amount of silver in circulation

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