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Compare and contrast the Democ

            21) Compare and contrast the Democratic and Republican parties of the late 1800's in terms of :.
             The constituencies to whom they appealed.
             A) Andrew Johnson was the first leader of the Gilded age. He lead from 1865-1869. Johnson was against harsh reconstruction of the south, Johnson lost out to the Radical Republicans who attempted to impeach him. Ulysses Grant followed Johnson and was against Seymour. He was elected in 1868 until 1877. Grant was a commander of the Union Army he was known for a scandal filled administration. Hayes was president during the gilded age from 1877-1881. He defeated Samuel Tilden. Garfield was next in line during the gilded age from 1880 to 1881. He was a Republican half breed. He was assassinated by Charles Guiteau. Garfield was succeed by Chester Arthur. Arthur was president from 1881-1885. Arthur was a stalwart, despite Arthur's past the Pendleton Act was passed. .
             B) Democrats denounced military reconstruction and couldn't agree on anything else. Eastern delegates demanded a plank promising the federal bonds issued during the war would be redeemed in gold. The "Ohio Idea" forcing a "repudiation" plank into the platform. Democrats weren't getting exactly what they wanted yet still hoped to keep more money in circulation. This would make loans less costly and easier to find. Republicans wanted to further the reconstruction of the south while keeping their bayonets. Seymour repudiated the "repudiation" plank, disappointing the democrats hopes for success at the polls.
             C) The democratic party was mostly lead and consisted of immigrant Lutherans and Roman Catholics. Democrats favored differences in an imperfect world and they didn't like government efforts to push a single moral standard on the entire society. While Republicans were lead and followed by puritans that practiced Puritanism and many ballots of the republicans came from members of Grand Army of the Republic.

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