James Garfield And The Bland-Allison Act

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Hayes’s term was an uneventful one except for the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which saw the return of silver as currency. Hayes also had to call federal troops to multiple cities at once where railroad workers went on strike. This was named the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, and was the first large-scale strike in America at the time. James Garfield was the next president elected in 1880, but he was assassinated in 1881 without a chance to serve. He was killed because of the “spoils system”, which meant the President offered civil service jobs to those whom helped his campaign with money. Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau who was not rewarded with a job due to the fact there was not enough jobs for everyone. Garfield’s vice president, Chester…show more content…
On the other hand, Blaine was chastised for calling Catholics drunkards and alcoholics which cost him the election. Cleveland took office in 1884 as the first Democratic president since the end of the Civil War, and won another term in 1892 making him the only President to serve two terms intermittently. In the 1888 election, Cleveland lost to William Henry Harrison whom won based on electoral votes. Because he did not win the popular vote, many Americans doubted him as a strong president; he did however have the “Billion Dollar Congress.” Harrison and the Congress brought about the highest tariff in American history which was the McKinley Tariff of 1890. Consumers fought this tariff that was created to protect American manufacturers because of the high cost of imported goods. The Sherman Silver-Purchase Act led to the federal government using more silver as currency, and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act created to break-up monopolies and stop the formation of future ones. However, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act contained loopholes that continued the creation of
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