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Republicans Regain Power. Popular Vote vs. Electoral Vote. Popular Vote: made by the qualified voters Electoral Vote: made by the electoral college (people chosen by the voters in each state to elect the President/Vice President Benjamin Harrison: Republican.

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Republicans regain power

Republicans Regain Power


Popular vote vs electoral vote

Popular Vote vs. Electoral Vote

  • Popular Vote: made by the qualified voters

  • Electoral Vote: made by the electoral college (people chosen by the voters in each state to elect the President/Vice President

  • Benjamin Harrison: Republican.

    • Running against Democrat Grover Cleveland in 1888 presidential campaign.

    • The votes were really close between the two men. Harrison lost the popular vote, but won the electoral vote with New York and Indiana.


Republicans regain power

Election of 1888

  • Republicans: Wanted to keep the tariffs because they received donations from industrialists who benefitted from the protection of tariffs.

  • Democrats: didn’t like the tariffs because they received donations from industrialists.

  • The Republicans won.

    • Gained control of Congress

    • McKinley Tariff: major piece of legislation that cut tobacco/sugar rates and increased everything else.


Election of 1888 con

Election of 1888 (Con.)

  • Results of the McKinley Tariff: lowered federal revenue and brought the nation’s surplus in budget to a deficit in budget.


Sherman act of 1890

Sherman Act of 1890

  • It was meant to try to prevent monopolies among businesses.

  • The judges saw nothing in it to make the large companies to change the way they made money and did business because it was so vague.

  • It didn’t work, and trusts and combinations were formed quickly among businesses.


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