Samuel Tilden: The Real 19th President Elected by the People’s Vote was written by Nikki Oldaker with John Bigelow. The book was published by Show Biz East Productions in the United States in 2006 and it contains 288 pages explaining how Samuel Jones Tilden lost the 1876 presidential election. Author and historian Nikki Oldaker endeavors to convince readers that managing editor of the New York Times John Reid flipped the results of the 1876 presidential election to make the Republican candidate Rutherford Birchard Hayes the winner instead of the Democratic candidate Samuel Tilden. In this essay, I will argue that Nikki Oldaker successfully proves that Samuel Tilden was robbed of a rightful victory in the 1876 election. Since the book was …show more content…
He wants to disqualify a Republican elector who holds the postmaster position, Mr. Watts. As expected, the electors accuse Grover of rigging the election for replacing Mr. Watts with a Democrat, but the Governor denies the allegation, points to the U.S. Constitution, which states that a person holding an office in the United States shall not be appointed as elector, and retains the right to replace Mr. Watts with the next eligible candidate who happens to be a Democrat. In retaliation, the Republican electors in Oregon accuse the Governor of accepting a bribe from Tilden’s nephew in exchange for giving the votes to Tilden and they send duplicate electoral certificates to make it seem like the Governor substituted all three of the Republican electors for Democrat …show more content…
The biography, The Life of Samuel J. Tilden, was found in the Proposed Tilden Trust Library. Oldaker’s book is certainly a well-researched account of the election from Samuel Tilden and the Democrats’ perspective. However, if she had used sources written by Hayes, John Reid, Zachariah Chandler, or other Republicans, then the story would have been different. There are noticeable biases for Samuel Tilden throughout the book, especially with how conniving Oldaker made the Republicans seem and how she emphasized that the flip was the work of John Reid. While he had a hand in the scheme, one cannot say he turned the tide single-handedly. I disagree with Oldaker that were it not for John Reid then this controversy would not have occurred. Since this election was still in the next few years after the Civil War and during Reconstruction, we know that this was a tumultuous period of history. The Republicans likely would have protested the election even if John Reid had not printed his “Doubtful Election” headline. Nevertheless, I am convinced that Tilden was robbed of the presidency as the final say came down to twenty disputed votes even though he had more popular
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The article, “Oklahoma Law: Tough on Minority Party and Independent Presidential Candidates”, by Richard Winger seeks to explain how Oklahoma stringent election laws came to be and why having these laws that make it difficult for minor parties to succeed should change. The problem Winger addresses in his article is supported by historical evidence ranging back from 1890 to today, with comparisons made to other states. The case against rigid election laws that Winger presents is supported by over a century of historical evidence he presents. Starting in 1890, when Oklahoma was still a territory, voters were free to create their own ballots. These ballots were typically provided by a voter’s preferred political party and would only carry the
“The Birth of Modern Politics” is about the 1828 presidential election, which pitted Andrew Jackson vs. against John Quincy Adams. Parson’s book also discusses the events in Andrew Jackson’s and John Quincy Adams’ lives leading up to it as well. The book opens by giving background information about Andrew Jackson and his achievements. Specifically, his success in conquering the Native Americans at the battle of New Orleans and his humble origins made Jackson America’s first “man of the people” candidate for the 1824 election. However, during the 1824 election, Jackson had lost to Adams to which his followers claimed he was denied and should have won.
In 1858 Stephen Douglas a spokesman for the Democratic Party, was seeking reelection to a third term in the U.S. Senate, and Abraham Lincoln was running for Douglas’s Senate seat as a Republican. Douglas and Lincoln traveled across the state of Illinois in a series of debates hitting seven of the nine Congressional Districts. Douglas and Lincoln each took turns discussing party politics, the future of the nation, and the most important topic slavery. Who won the debates, is the question that is still being asked in the year 2016. Through my own personal study and review of The Lincolns Douglas Debates, it is my personal opinion that Stephen Douglas not Abraham Lincoln won the debates because of how the election system was set up in 1858, by
The presidential election of 1824 was very significant for America and its people; it was the end of th Republican-Federalist time period but it was the introduction of the Democratic-Republican party. There were four canidates running for president; Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Henry Clay. Jackson and Adams were fairly close in the lead of the election, Jackson with 99 votes and Adams with 84 votes. William Crawford and Henry Clay weren't really regarded to go on and becoming president considering they both had less than 50 votes; however, they still included them in the race to be fair. Although Jackson was assumed to win, he did not have the Constitutional requirement for victory, which was the majority of the
The 1840 U.S. presidential election was notoriously light on discussions of the issues. While incumbent Democrat Martin Van Buren and Whig challenger William Henry Harrison occasionally touched on executive power and economic policy, their parties spent the majority of the race engaging in mudslinging, political theater and sloganeering. This was particularly true of the Whigs, who framed much of their campaign around Harrison’s heroic role in an event from nearly 30 years earlier: the Battle of Tippecanoe.
I have feel a bit better than before in the beginning of the History 7A from writing the essay. This time my focus was on the different of political parties on their successes and weakness. I have more on their successes than on their failures. I talk more on Andrew Jackson since he was an important candidate that started the Jacksonian Democrats. He created the Corrupt Bargain that say John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay made a deal among each other and made it impossible for Jackson to win the election.
The Articles of Confederation was the major governmental plan that focused on less governmental power. It proved that it did not have enough structure and needed to be revised or abolished completely. “A More Perfect Union” is a film that was created by Brigham Young University in the late 1900s, it focuses on the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and how the Constitution was created. The film helps to explain to the viewers how the range of personalities and ideologies worked together. In my experience with watching “A More Perfect Union,” I learned about James Madison’s personality, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington.
The taking sides essay for the week is if the 1828 election represented a democratic revolt of the people. There was an issue that arose after the 1824 presidential election; claims were uttered that the election of 1824 was corrupt which resulted in John Quincy Adams winning the election. During the election in 1824 Andrew Jackson loss the votes to Adams, therefore, Jackson began to campaign for the 1828 elections. Prior to Jackson it depended on the wealth of the individual to determine the president and this is what was believed to have happened in 1824. Jackson campaigned and earned votes from the majority of voters and became president in 1828 the first president who wasn’t known for his wealth.
Based on the major events that occurred in Jackson’s life, our group has come to the conclusion that Andrew Jackson was a bad president. This final resolution was reached after visiting numerous sources regarding both perspectives of this argument. The events that make up our argument comprise of the elimination of the Bank of the United States, the legalization of the Indian Removal Act, and other small but major incidents. We will also be dismantling several opposing arguments, such as the Jacksonian Democracy, and thus reinforcing our frame of mind. Firstly, Andrew Jackson is a substandard president due to his eradication of the Bank of the United States.
The presidential election of 1844 was one of the most malicious campaigns in the history of the United States. The campaigns of both candidates, Republican Governor James Blaine (Maine) and Democrat Senator Grover Cleveland (New York), hurled personal attacks against each other. In addition, the campaigns focused on the opposition’s scandals. Cleveland defeated Blaine by only slightly over 1,000 votes in one of the closest presidential elections in the history of the United States. Cleveland’s victory marked the first Democrat President in nearly thirty
Ruther B. Hayes, the Republican candidate, and Samuel J. Tilden, the Democrat candidate, were both running for president. The 1876 election was the most controversial election America has ever seen. Millions of African-American lives were crushed by the election of 1876. In order to win the election, Ruther Hayes created the Compromise of 1877 and in return, pulled the soldiers out the South who were there for Reconstruction. Reconstruction means to rebuild the South and introduce them back into society.
Alexander Hamilton’s essay, The Federalist 58, was an attempt to convince the state of New York to ratify the constitution. The essay explained the plan the framers of the Constitution put in place to elect the president. The people would vote for the candidate they supported, but ultimately the president would be selected by a group of 538 electors who were appointed by the people. This group is known as the Electoral College. The Framers of the Constitution chose to use the Electoral College as the method for selecting the president as it assured that the president would be capable and qualified, eliminated corruption, and lessened turmoil in the election process.
The candidates in the presidential campaign of the year 1868 included two men, Ulysses S. Grant and Horatio Seymour. During these times, there was only two political parties: the Democratic and Republican party. Ulysses S. Grant represented the republican party and Horatio Seymour represented the democrat party. The issues that occurred during the presidential campaign were….
Andrew Jackson was seen as a common man the voice of the people by some. By others he was King Andrew, trampling the constitution and instigating tyranny. Jackson’s presidency impacted democracy, through his use of the veto power, and his claim of Clay creating a “corrupt bargain”, which is not a turning point for a rise in democracy despite him giving white male suffrage. During Jackson’s use of executive power weakened voice of the people.
The leader of an entire nation and its military forces needs to have a certain intuition and connection with its country. Without this, the leader would seem more like a ruler, which is why electing a president is a more appealing choice to most Americans. In the election of 1864, the fate of our whole country was indirectly affected by the outcome. 3 years into the Civil war, the union was electing, or reelecting, its new president. Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan both ran for president in 1864, but Lincoln came out on top after a very long fight to win for the presidency.