Politics and the Presidency 1876-1888

I.  Introduction: negative campaigns and American history

II.  1876 Election
A.  Republican party split between Half-Breeds and Stalwarts  leads to Hayes nomination
B.  Hayes vs. Tilden
C.  Compromise of 1877

III.  Hayes Presidency

IV.  1880 Election

A.  Republic split between Half-Breeds and Stalwarts leads to Garfield/Arthur Ticket
B.  Garfield vs. Hancock
C.  Garfield Assassination

V.  Arthur Presidency

VI.  1884 Election (Blaine vs. Cleveland)

VII.  Cleveland Presidency

VIII.  1888 Election (Cleveland vs. Harrison)