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chap 23: matching

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ulysses S. Grant
Great military leader whose presidency foundered in corruption and political ineptitude
Jim Fisk
Bold and unprincipled financier whose plot to corner the U.S. gold market nearlly succeeded in 1869
Boss Tweed
heavyweight New York political boss whose widespread fraud landed him in jail in 1871
Horace Greeley
Colorful, eccentric newspaper editor who carried the Liberal republican and Democratic banners against Grant in 1872
Jay Cooke
Wealthy new york financier whose bank collapse in 1873 set off an economic depression.
Denis Kearney
irish-born leader of the anti-chinese movement in California
Tom Watson
Radical populist leader whose early success turned sour, and who then became a vicious racist
Roscoe Conkling
Imperious new your senator and leader of the "Stalwart" faction of republicans
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
james Garfield
President whose assassination after only a few months in office spurred the passage of a civil-service law
Jim Crow
Term of the racial segregation laws imposed in the 1890s
Grover Cleveland
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
J. P. Morgan
Enormously wealthy banker whose secret bailout of the federal gov't in 1895 aroused fierce public anger