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Chapter 23 Outlines

Outline Notes Chapter 23

This will be due Tuesday, December 7!!!!!

I. How is Grant assessed as a president?
—–A. Why did he receive so much support for so long?
———-Gratitude toward him for CW, GAR, straight party tickets
—–B. “Grantism” means corruption in the Era of Good Stealings—explain each one of these:
———-Credit Mobilier, Whiskey Ring, Belknap
—–C. Why was the country giving up on Reconstruction?

II. “All politics is local…” Reformers battle political machines
—–A. Era of Good Stealings- what did that mean?
—–B. Boss Tweed
———-His crimes, the price voters paid, Thomas Nast, and Samuel “Whispering Sammy” Tilden
—–C. George Washington Plunkitt’s philosophy of ethics
—–D. The Liberal Republicans arise to clean up the mess
———-What did they want? What was the “conclave of cranks?”
—–E. Horace Greeley
———-Who was he? Whose nominee was he? Why did he get vilified?
—–F. What does “The Gilded Age” mean?
———-Mark Twain
—–G. “Stalwarts” versus “Half-Breeds”
———-Conkling, Blaine, and what each stood for
———-How is this struggle related to political machines and corruption?
———-How does this struggle eventually cause the death of a president?
—–H. Hayes-Tilden clash for the presidency
———-Importance of Ohio, popular vote
———-Electoral vote misdeeds (Florida, LA and SC all have what in common?)
—–I. The Compromise of 1877
———-Electoral Count Act, Justice Davis
———-Democrat- Republican dealmaking

III. Financial Collapses
—–A. Fisk, Gould and gold
—–B. Jay Cooke
—–C. Freedmen’s Saving and Trust Company
—–D. Inflationary policies—you’ll need to explain these
———-Inflation during the war and after the war
———-Cheap money, hard money, gold versus silver
———-Crime of ’73
———-Resumption Act of 1875
———-Bland –Allison Act
—–E. How does this monetary unrest lead to the founding of the Greenback Labor Party?

IV. The Reign of “The Forgettable Presidents”
—–A. End of Reconstruction and Hayes
———-Civil Rights Act of 1875, Civil Rights Cases (1883) and its effects
———-tactics used to disenfranchise black voters
———-Jim Crow laws
———-lynching (see chart p. 522)
———-Plessy v. Ferguson
———-When was the “second Reconstruction,” and why was it necessary?
—–B. Population changes cause unrest
———-Great RR strike 1877
———-Chinese workers
———-nativist Kearneyites
—–C. “The Canal Boy” and the “Prince:” Garfield and Arthur
———-Why is Ohio still important?
———-Garfield’s choice of Arthur as a running mate
———-Civil Service reform
—–D. The Pendleton Act and its significance
———-Republican party and reform—oxymorons?
—–E. “Grover the Good”- Dems take over
———-Why do the Dems take over?
———-How does the Democratic party start becoming a national party again? The 3 Rs…
———-Struggling with the Pension Bureau: the power of the GAR
———-Ending the Treasury surplus—tariffs
———-Dawes Act aims to tie down the Indians
———-Interstate Commerce Act—why is it important?
———-Fraud in the election of 1888