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AH M4L4 Key Terms

American History Module 4 Lesson 4 Key Terms

Democrats A political party that primarily attracted white southerners and urban northeasterners (especially Irish and German immigrants) during the Gilded Age. They opposed protective tariffs, prized personal liberty over reforms, and operated political machines.
Republicans A political party that primarily attracted rural northerners and westerners along with African American men during the Gilded Age. They helped to secure Civil Rights during Reconstruction, fought to expand businesses and infrastructure, supported tariffs, and supported a “hard money” policy.
Black Friday The collapse of the gold market on September 24th, 1869 and a scandal that occurred under President Ulysses S. Grant.
Salary Grab Act Signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, was passed in 1873, and doubled the salary of many government officials following his second term and even paid them retroactively to the beginning of their terms.
Whiskey Ring Involved whiskey distillers, IRS agents, and other government officials appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant taking liquor tax revenue and putting it into their personal pockets or campaign funds.
Populist Party Also known as the People’s Party, this was the third party formed to protect the interest of farmers.
Political Machines Corrupt organizations that had a political party boss distribute food, jobs, money, and training opportunities to immigrants. Immigrants were expected to vote how the machine told them to as repayment.
Tammany Hall The most famous political machine which was located in New York City.
William "Boss" Tweed He strong-armed politics in Tammany Hall in New York City from the mid-1850’s to 1871 when he was arrested for a variety of charges including corruption, embezzlement, and fraud.
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