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Political Corruption
1868 Presidential Election
President Ulysses S. Grant
Grant Administration Scandals <ul><li>Grant presided over an era of  unprecedented  growth and  corruption. </li></ul><ul>...
The Tweed Ring   in NYC William Marcy Tweed  (notorious head of  Tammany Hall’s  political machine) [ Thomas Nast     cru...
Who Stole the People’s Money?
And They Say He Wants a Third Term
The Election of 1872 <ul><li>Rumors of corruption  during Grant’s first  term discredit Republicans. </li></ul><ul><li>Hor...
1872 Presidential Election
Popular Vote for President:  1872
The Panic of 1873 <ul><li>It raises “the money question.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>debtors seek inflationary monetary policy ...
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  1. 1. Political Corruption
  2. 2. 1868 Presidential Election
  3. 3. President Ulysses S. Grant
  4. 4. Grant Administration Scandals <ul><li>Grant presided over an era of unprecedented growth and corruption. </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Mobilier Scandal. </li></ul><ul><li>Whiskey Ring. </li></ul><ul><li>The “Indian Ring.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Tweed Ring in NYC William Marcy Tweed (notorious head of Tammany Hall’s political machine) [ Thomas Nast  crusading cartoonist/reporter]
  6. 6. Who Stole the People’s Money?
  7. 7. And They Say He Wants a Third Term
  8. 8. The Election of 1872 <ul><li>Rumors of corruption during Grant’s first term discredit Republicans. </li></ul><ul><li>Horace Greeley runs as a Democrat/Liberal Republican candidate. </li></ul><ul><li>Greeley attacked as a fool and a crank. </li></ul><ul><li>Greeley died on November 29, 1872! </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1872 Presidential Election
  10. 10. Popular Vote for President: 1872
  11. 11. The Panic of 1873 <ul><li>It raises “the money question.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>debtors seek inflationary monetary policy by continuing circulation of greenbacks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creditors, intellectuals support hard money. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1875  Specie Redemption Act. </li></ul><ul><li>1876  Greenback Party formed & makes gains in congressional races  The “Crime of ’73’! </li></ul>
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