The Gilded Age and Progressivism

By adawson
  • Election of Rutherford B. Hayes

    Known for ending period of Reconstruction, advocate of temperance, involved with ending the Great Railroad Strike 1877.
  • James Garfield Elected President

  • Chester A. Arthur Becomes President

    Took office after death of Garfield.
  • Pendleton Act Passed

    Pendleton Act (1881): Set up Civil Services Commission and set up a system by which to select from applicants for classified federal jobs based on examination.
  • Election of Grover Cleveland

  • Election of Benjamin Harrison

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    Election of 1896

    A memorable campaign where the Populist Party emerged as a force. Candidate William Jennings Bryan proved a close second, but due to last minute economic situations and McKinley's effective campaign, lost the election.
  • Election of William McKinley

  • Theodore Roosevelt Elected

  • William Howard Taft Elected

  • Woodrow Wilson elected