No Major Party Differences In The Gilded Age

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There were no major party differences in the Gilded age. Democrats were mainly Lutheran and Catholic. They promoted education and opposed prohibition. Republicans were politically more successful. They believed in social issues like having moral standards and no regulation. Tariffs were the main political issue between the two parties. Republicans supported high tariffs, which resulted in Harrison signing the McKinley Tariff Act. On the other hand, Cleveland sought to lower tariffs, but congress didn’t support him.

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