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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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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.
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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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