Presidents from Hayes through McKinley, 1877-1901: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents

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This resource of primary documents and commentary spans the Hayes and McKinley administrations, selecting and describing five to ten of the foremost issues of the day. The actual texts of the presidents' positions, along with the opposing viewpoints, are presented. Helpful background information and commentary clarifies the primary sources, accurately depicting this dynamic time in the country's past and providing an invaluable resource to any student of American history.

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Overview

This resource of primary documents and commentary spans the Hayes and McKinley administrations, selecting and describing five to ten of the foremost issues of the day. The actual texts of the presidents' positions, along with the opposing viewpoints, are presented. Helpful background information and commentary clarifies the primary sources, accurately depicting this dynamic time in the country's past and providing an invaluable resource to any student of American history.

The period from 1877 to 1901 marked the end of one United States-a country still reeling from the Civil War, a divided nation of Reconstruction, a land of economic depression, sectional hostility, and governmental corruption. A new United States was emerging. It was an empire, an international power that both negotiated with and fought against European nations with great success, and a country with a rebounding economy, vigorous industry, and restored faith. During this Gilded Age, the nation expanded as settlers moved west and displaced native populations. Immigrants entered at the highest rate in the country's history. Geographic expansion gave rise to mighty railroads, and industrial expansion brought corporations, company towns, and monopolies. This unprecedented industrialism bolstered urban growth, yet economic hardships afflicted rural countrysides. Labor and agrarian interests organized.

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AMY H. STURGIS teaches at Belmont University. She is the author of two books in the President's Position: Debating the Issues series.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction 1
1 Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) 9
The Issue: The Election of 1876 12
The Issue: The New Departure 18
The Issue: Resumption 24
The Issue: Civil Service Reform 29
The Issue: Strikes 34
The Issue: The "Indian Problem" 40
The Issue: The Bland-Allison Act 45
2 James A. Garfield (1881) 53
The Issue: Civil Service Reform 55
The Issue: Resumption 62
The Issue: Race in the South 67
3 Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) 75
The Issue: Mormon Polygamy 77
The Issue: The Chinese Exclusion Act 83
The Issue: Internal Improvements 89
The Issue: Allotment 95
4 Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) 103
The Issue: Legitimacy of U.S. Government 106
The Issue: The Gold Standard 112
The Issue: Civil War Pensions 118
The Issue: The Tariff 124
5 Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) 131
The Issue: Anti-Trust 133
The Issue: Silver 139
The Issue: The Tariff 145
The Issue: Annexation of Hawaii 151
6 Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) 159
The Issue: The Pullman Strike 161
The Issue: The Gold Standard 166
The Issue: Venezuela 173
The Issue: Cuba 179
7 William McKinley (1897-1901) 187
The Issue: The Gold Standard 190
The Issue: The Cuban Revolution 196
The Issue: The Spanish-American War 202
The Issue: Annexation of Hawaii 208
The Issue: Open Door Policy 214
The Issue: The Philippines 219
Bibliography 227
Index 231
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