Gilded Age Politics. The "Politics of Equilibrium". 1. A Two-Party Stalemate. Two-Party “Balance”. 2. Intense Voter Loyalty to the Two Major Political Parties. 3. Well-Defined Voting Blocs. Democratic Bloc. Republican Bloc. White southerners (preservation of white supremacy)
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2. Intense Voter Loyalty to theTwo MajorPolitical Parties
Senator Roscoe Conkling
Sen. James G. Blaine Sen. Roscoe Conkling (Maine) (New York)
James A. Garfield Chester A. Arthur (VP)
Charles Guiteau:I Am a Stalwart, and Arthur is President now!
Chester A. Arthur:The Fox in the Chicken Coup?
Men may come and men may go, but the work of reform shall go on forever.
Grover Cleveland James Blaine* (DEM) (REP)
Ma, Ma…where’s my pa?He’s going to the White House, ha… ha… ha…!
Blaine in 1884
Dr. Samuel Burchard
Tariff of 1888
Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison(DEM) *(REP)
Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison again! * (DEM) (REP)