Class Notes

In the 1880 Election with a divided Republican Party, it looked as if the Democrats could pull out a rare victory.  Both sides had nominated a Union General, the Republicans James Garfield and the Democrats the hero of Gettysburg Winfield Scott Hancock.  The Republicans were able to win by keeping the party united. The Stalwarts agreed to run Half-Breed as long as it was not James Blaine and a Stalwart would be Vice-President.  It showed that the two sides were not that different, the Stalwarts just hated Blaine.

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