Some examples would be the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense. In the era of Andrew Johnson, that option was not yet available. Upon entering his Presidency, Andrew Johnson wanted to appoint new people to positions that were occupied by those who were appointed by Abraham Lincoln. The majority of Congress was in opposition to Andrew Johnson and his ideas on the Reconstruction of the southern states, and in response to his reappointments The Tenure of Office Act was passed despite Johnson’s veto. The Act simply forbade the President from removing officials appointed with the approval of the Senate from office without the approval of the Senate.
Railroad companies that charged four times as much as on the East gave farmers incentive to band together in order to combat outrages rates politically (Document D). Freight rates especially hurt farmers, who were far from both buying and selling markets, a clever extortion trick by the railroad companies to force farmers into paying at every occasion (Document F). With over a twenty percent decline in agriculture economy over fifty years, the farming community grew smaller and less organized by the day – an easy target for abusive
Jacksonian Democracy DBQ Jacksonian democracy was a time of mass democracy. Government was beginning to shift towards a government run by the people, and represented by the people. In the election of 1824 all the candidates ran as Democratic-Republicans (PK). Andrew Jackson would lose to John Q. Adams due to the “corrupt bargain” and the new political party the democrats would emerge. Jacksonian democrats were only guardians of political democracy, individual liberty and equality of economic opportunity, and the United States Constitution when it benefitted them.
20th Century American History Week 1 Individual Work By Pamela Nerison April 20, 2014 The election of 1896 was considered a watershed in American politics. It witnessed the last great surge of agrarian populist protest clashing against the growing power of an urbanizing, industrial America. Despite a spirited campaign, comprising more than 600 speeches and 18,000 miles across 27 states, William Jennings Bryan (Democrat), the “silver-tongued orator” and “boy wonder of the Prairie,” was narrowly defeated by William McKinley (Republican) by under 600,000 votes. The election results, McKinley’s 271 to Bryan’s 176, did not tell the real story. A slight shift of less than 20,000 votes across California, Oregon, Kentucky, North Dakota, West
Despite this, the collapse of Tsarism could be blamed on different factors of Russia, such as the civilians; the percentage of peasantry in Russia was extremely high, not only the percentage but also the conditions of peasants was awful. Before World War 1, the Russian political state was extremely corrupt and fragile. Nicholas II held absolute power and his dynasty had ruled Russia for 500 years and was increasingly unpopular. Nicholas II traditional ruled Russia without a parliament. The Noble class of Russia owned most of the countries wealth and land.
Due to this debt the government then resulted in printing money and this resulted in inflation. Inflation destroyed savings of the middle class and especially effected land owners as they relied on rent. State employees and factory workers purchasing power fell by 25% because of the value of the Iire. The state also spent 148 billion lire on the war effort and inflation increased with the price index quadrupling, and rising from 100 in 1914 to 413 in 1918. Conscription soaked up rural unemployment and some peasants grew prosperous.
Between 1892 and 1922, he was Prime Minister on five occasions. ▪ Under his influence, the Liberals did not develop as a structured party. They were, instead, a series of informal personal groupings with no formal links to political constituencies. ▪ The King offered some stability but some radicals wanted reform of the monarchy and lower taxes. A Republican Party was created in 1895 but could not work with the radicals in Parliament.
As there was a shortage of supplies, standard “supply and demand” went up and inflation occurred and because 80% of Russian people were peasants and already poor this meant that many people went without causing famine. Famine in the degree that Russia had experienced made the Russian people want a change and to be rid of war, which ironically enough the Bolsheviks were offering. Food was not the only thing in shortage, so was fuel. As an undeveloped nation, Russia used coal and fuel to do everything from lighting fires to stay warm and cook food to transporting soldiers to where they needed to be. Due to the huge infrastructure of Russia, transporting
80% of Russia’s population was made up of peasants and most of them lived in poverty. As the population grew rapidly, 98 million in 1885 to 125 in 1905, an attempt to provide land for each peasant family made the size of peasant landholdings fall. As if this wasn’t enough there were several harvest failures which resulted in severe famine. This greatly angered peasants, who in jacqueries, attacked government officials and encouraged the start of the revolution. Also, compared to other European countries, Russian agriculture was still backward.
This was because 80% of the population lived in poverty and although the serfs were emancipated in 1861 they were still forced to pay redemption payments up until 1905. An increasing population meant that rural disturbances were growing as 1905 approached as a shortage of food and land became worse as higher taxes were put on those who could barely afford them in order to pay for the industrialisation of Russia. There were also disturbances from minorities who wanted an end to Russification, like Georgia and Poland who wanted autonomy and independence. As well as this, the growing industry in Russia meant more and more workers were moving to towns and cities in order to find a better life when in reality there was only low wages, poor living conditions and long hours. Due to this discontent began to grow in more densely populated areas and from the later part of the 1890s more and more strikes were happening.