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Gilded age politics: politicians themselves were especially adept at keeping out of important issues. The real movers and shakers of the gilded age are
Entrepreneurs or businessmen like carnegie and rockefeller.
Presidents and politicians who stay out of the way are traditionally very popular during their own time
Gilded age politics: which party supported protectionist policies or tariffs. Rep or Dems
Gilded age politics: which party supported smaller tariffs or none at all. Rep or Dems
But on questions like regulation of big business, farm problems, and immigration there was really very little difference between the parties.
During the Gilded Age, the
(Democrats or Republicans)
were Southern Whites, immigrants, Catholics, Jews, freethinkers, skeptics. & generally favored personal liberty
(Democrats or Republican)
, as the reforming party, tended to support temperance(self restraint) or even prohibitionist measures, and usually associated drinking with immigrants—who generally did drink more that the old stock Yankees.
In _____, Congress passed a series of laws that eliminated silver as a monetary form and began the US moving toward the gold standard.
Founded 1891 - called for free coinage of silver and paper money, national income tax, direct election of senators, regulation of railroads, federal insurance for banks, 8 hr days, denounce the use of Pinkerton agents as strike breakers, and other government reforms to help farmers. Is called the ______ party
-1870 to 1890 affected which the most? Industrial businessmen or Farmers?
Wild swings in the US economy effected Farmers
Bankers benefited from the Gold standard be it made the US dollar worth more in the international market. Does gold cause a deflated or inflated currency?
The Crime of '73 was associated with?
phrase coiled by inflated currency advocates.
In 1873, Congress passed a series of laws that eliminated silver as a monetary form and began the US moving toward the gold standard.
Both Democratic and Republican presidents and candidates had supported the gold standard in the 1890s because
It was good for big business
The Cross of Gold Speech was given by
William Jennings Bryan Democrat 1896 election
This speech is called .... "Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns; you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold (public domain)."
The cross of Gold speech by WIlliams Jennings Bryan democrat election of 1896
Election of 1896: candidates and issues
William McKinley-Republican, represents North, industry and high tariffs. Williams Bryan-Democrat, represents West and South, farmers and low tariffs. The main issues were the coinage of silver and protective tariffs.
In the election of 1896, the major issue was
free and unlimited coinage of silver
1896 election: The Populist Party could not decide on a candidate and nominated
Wiliam Jennings Bryan
Who won the election of 1896
The Populists lost a great deal of their political clout by not having a separate nominee and by throwing their support to Bryan and the Democrats. They soon disappeared as an organized political party.
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