This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1880 & 1884 - Garfield-Cleveland. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The election of 1880 was as rich in partisan wrangling as it was lacking in major issues. Factional rivalry in the Republican party between NY senator Roscoe Conkling’s Stalwarts and Half-Breed followers of James G. Blaine resulted in a convention in which neither Blaine nor the Stalwart choice, former president Ulysses S. Grant, could gain the nomination.
On the 36th ballot, a compromise choice, Senator James A. Garfield of OH, was nominated. Stalwart Chester A. Arthur of NY was chosen as his running mate to mollify Conkling’s followers.
The 1884 election was much different. This race, marred by negative campaigning and corruption, ended in the election of the first Democratic president since 1856.
The Republicans split into three camps: Dissident reformers, called the Mugwumps, who were opposed to party and government graft. Stalwarts, Ulysses S. Grant supporters who had fought civil service reform. Half-Breeds, moderate reformers and high-tariff men loyal to the party.
The Republicans nominated James G. Blaine of ME, a charismatic former congressman and secretary of state popular for his protectionism, but of doubtful honesty because of his role in the scandal of the “Mulligan letters” in the 1870s.
Cleveland defeated Blaine by a very close margin, 4,911,017 to 4,848,334; the vote in the electoral college was 219 to 182, with NY’s 36 votes turning the tide.
The presentation slides covers the following:
ELECTION OF 1880
ELECTION OF 1884
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