Compare And Contrast Essay Over The Election Of 1892

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\What a better time for an Election than 1892! We’ll go back on the election and campaign of 1892 and learn a little bit about each candidate, who won and how that affects us today. Learn how the President dealt with the Panic of 1893, an economic depression, and his attempt to reverse the McKinley Tariff. We will also go over how everything that happened then impacted us now. The Election of 1892 had three candidates: Grover Cleveland for the Democratic Party, Benjamin Harrison for the Republican Party and James B. Weaver for the Populist Party. (1892 Elections, 1) Cleveland and Benjamin were running for re-election while the Populist Party was formed by groups and alliances. The campaign focused mainly on the sound currency issue and tariff with Cleveland running against the increase that Harrison had brought about. The Populist candidate Weaver received strong support for his position promoting the minting of silver gaining him more than a million votes but still came short. In the end Grover Cleveland won the election 5,556,918 vote and 277 electoral votes leaving him with a 46% vote.(1892 Elections, 1) Harrison with 43% vote and just 8.6% outcome for Weaver. (1892…show more content…
After a long debate a bill was passed it proposed downward revisions on the Tariff especially on raw materials. The shortfall was to be made up by income tax of 2% at the time about $4,000. (Grover Cleveland, 6) The bill was then considered in the Senate but Cleveland was being fought against by Democratic who insisted more protection for their states. Once the bill passed the Senate it had more 600 amendments attached that nullified a lot of it. Cleveland thought the final bill was disgraceful, but still thought it was better than the original McKinley Tariff.(Grover Cleveland, 2) In all President Cleveland didn’t change too much during this
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