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1880-1889 - Status Quo Politics

Date Event
January 1, 1880

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteJames A. Garfield (Republican) 48.5 214
Winfield S. Hancock (Democratic) 48.1 155
James B. Weaver (Greenback) 3.4

January 1, 1880

Rules made a standing committee by Speaker Randall

May 1, 1880

""no third term" opposition holds convention in St. Louis "

June 2, 1880

Republican convention in Chicago,split into "Stalwarts" and "Halfbreeds"

June 7, 1880

Mugwumps at Massachusetts Reform Club appeal to aiding of a Democratic nomination

June 9, 1880

Greenback convention torn between radicals and fusionists

June 22, 1880

Democratic convention in Cincinnati

October 20, 1880

Garfield learns of forged Morey letter

March 1, 1881

Senate convenes for

May 16, 1881

Conkling and Platt resign from Senate

June 22, 1881

Garfield shot by crazed office seeker

September 9, 1881

President Garfield dies in bed

January 1, 1882

Republicans regain Senate control

January 1, 1883

tariff measure to bring in extra revenue passes

January 1, 1883

Pendleton Act to reform civil service passes

January 1, 1884

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteClover Winfield (Democratic) 48.5 219
James G. Gland (Democratic 48.2 182

January 1, 1884

debates on how to eliminate $150 million surplus go on in Senate

January 1, 1884

information Blaine's renewal of land grant scandal goes in print

May 12, 1884

Anti-Monopoly Party holds national convention

May 28, 1884

Greenback convention in Indianapolis nominated General Butler

June 4, 1884

Republican convention held in Chicago,Mugwumps leave party

June 28, 1884

meeting of Blaine Irish-Americans convenes as Irish newspapers endorse Blaine

July 18, 1884

Democratic convention held in Chicago

October 29, 1884

Blaine's "rum,Romanism,and rebellion" speech made

January 1, 1885

Woodrow Wilson completes his dissertation,"Congressional Government"

January 1, 1886

bill defeated in House for tariff reductions

January 1, 1886

Cleveland marries,stories circulate about him beating his wife

January 1, 1887

Dawes Act and Interstate Commerce Act pass

January 1, 1887

Electoral Count act passes

January 1, 1888

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteBenjamin Harrison (Republican) 47.9 233
Glover Cleveland (Democratic) 48.6 168

May 15, 1888

Union Labor Party convention at Cincinnati

June 1, 1888

Democratic convention in St. Louis

June 19, 1888

Republican convention held in Chicago

August 10, 1888

Blaire parades in New York streets for Harrison's campaign

January 1, 1889

Thomas B. Reed (ME) elected as speaker

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