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ulysses S. Grant
Great military leader whose presidency foundered in corruption and political ineptitude
Bold and unprincipled financier whose plot to corner the U.S. gold market nearlly succeeded in 1869
Colorful, eccentric newspaper editor who carried the Liberal republican and Democratic banners against Grant in 1872
Radical populist leader whose early success turned sour, and who then became a vicious racist
James G. Blaine
Charming but corrupt "half-breed" republican senator and presidential nominee in 1884
Rutherford B. Hayes
Winner of the contested 1876 election who presided over the end of Reconstruction and a sharp economic downturn
President whose assassination after only a few months in office spurred the passage of a civil-service law
First Democratic president since the civil war; defender of laissez-faire economics and low tariffs
William Jennings Bryan
Eloquent young congressman from Nebraska who became the most prominent advocate of "free silver" in the early 1890s
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