Hand Book for American Citizens; Or, Things Every Patriot Should Know

Hand Book for American Citizens; Or, Things Every Patriot Should Know

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... Governorship and other State1 offices, and there had been, for some months, danger of violent collisions. General Grant had shown a disposition to remove the troops. He left this duty to be executed by his successor. As soon as it was done, the Democratic Governors, --General Wade Hampton in South Carolina, and General Nicholls in Louisiana--were inaugurated. Protection To The Front. In the next national contest (1880), the Republicans declared for "protective duties," and the Democrats for "tariff for revenue only." The Greenback and Prohibition parties were again in the field with national tickets. The electoral result was two hundred and fourteen votes for the Republican candidates, Garfield and Arthur, and one hundred and fifty-five for Hancock and English. The assassination of President Garfield left the administration in the hands of Vice-President Chester A. Arthur, of New York. The closing year of President Arthur's administration found little change in the situation of parties. The eighth national convention of the Republican party, nominated James G. Blaine, of Maine, and John A. Logan, of Illinois. The Democrats named Grover Cleveland, of New York, and Thomas A. Hendricks, of Indiana. The Republican platform favored a tariff for protection, while the Democrats denounced the tariff then existing, and pledged the party to revise it, as they said, in a spirit of fairness to all interests. The Democrats also declared themselves opposed to sumptuary laws, and favored civil service reform. The Greenback and Prohibition parties presented candidates. The Greenback party nominated--or rather adopted as their candidate for President, Benjamin F. Butler, who had previously been nominated by a national convention of...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843886
  • 9781236843883