Gilded Age Politics. 1870 - 1900. A Two Party Stalemate. Few economic differences between Democrats and Republicans. Well-Defined Voting Blocs. Democrats. Republicans. Northern Protestants Anti-Immigration Nativists Middle-Class. White Southerners Catholics Recent Immigrants Urban
Gilded Age Politics
1870 - 1900
“The President should merely obey and enforce the law.”
–Senator John Sherman of Ohio
How was it that leaders who failed to address the ‘real issues’ of the day presided over the most highly organized and politically active electorate in American history?
Sen. James Blaine (Maine)
Support for Civil Service Reform