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party organization in big cities that holds power by controlling votes, courts and police.
payback of a sum received from increased fees because of a confidential agreement or act of coercion.
the practice of elected officials to make appointments to unelected government positions for political advantage or repayment of favors.
one who advocates government protection for domestic producers and manufacturer through restriction on imports.
European-influenced literary movement that strove for accurate representation of nature or real life without idealization.
type of newspaper reporting in the late 1890's that featured sensational headlines and stories.
"Waving the Bloody Shirt"
what critics of Republicans running for office were accused of when they would bring up issues from the Civil War.
Democratic nominee in 1884, good reputation, but had fathered an illegitimate son. Had been the mayor of Buffalo and the governor of New York.
reformers of the Republican party who did not support Blaine but instead supported Democrat Grover Cleveland.
narrowly won the 1884 election, becoming the first Democratic president since 1856.
Presidential Succession Act
established a line to take the presidency in the event of the death of the vice president.
won the 1988 presidential election by winning the electoral college,but losing the popular vote.
McKinley Tariff of 1890
highest in the country's history. Dried up revenue by levying rates so high that some foreign products were kept entirely out of the country.
Sherman Silver Purchase Act
authorized the government to buy up 4.5 million ounces of silver a month.
James B. Weaver
in 1892, ran as the candidate for the People's Party, also known as the Populist Party.
Morrill Act of 1862
gave public lands to each state as a grant to finance the endowment of colleges.
local color writing
popular style of post-war writing that looked to the pst, attempting to capture the romance of vanishing rural traditions.
especially of interest to boys. These were adventure stories where heroes fought cattle rustlers and also portrayed the worlds of business and crime.
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