Official portrait of President Reagan, 1. Reagan Supplied Weapons to America's Enemies He armed Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war despite the fact that it was widely known Iraq was using chemical weapons against civilian populations in violation of international law. Reagan Ignored the Atrocities Committed by Saddam Hussein Even after the whole world condemned Saddam Hussein for using chemical weapons to kill over 5, Kurdish civilians in Iraq, the Reagan administration continued to provide weapons and tactical information to Iraq.
The Haymarket Riot The most serious blow to the unions came from a tragic occurrence with which they were only indirectly associated.
Fighting broke out along the picket lines on May 3, and, when police intervened to restore order, several strikers were injured or killed. Union leaders called a protest meeting at Haymarket Square for the evening of May 4; but, as the meeting was breaking up, a group of anarchists took over and began to make inflammatory speeches.
The police quickly intervened, and a bomb exploded, killing seven policemen and injuring many others. Eight of the anarchists were arrested, tried, and convicted of murder. Four of them were hanged, and one committed suicide. The remaining three were pardoned in by Gov. Altgeldwho was persuaded that they had been convicted in such an atmosphere of prejudice that it was impossible to be certain that they were guilty.
Library of Congress, Washington, D. The public tended to blame organized labour for the Haymarket tragedyand many persons had become convinced that the activities of unions were likely to be attended by violence.
The Knights never regained the ground they lost inand, until after the turn of the century, organized labour seldom gained any measure of public sympathy.
Aggregate union membership did not again reach its —86 figure until Unions, however, continued to be active; and in each year from through the end of the century there were more than 1, strikes.
This was a loose federation of local and craft unions, organized first in and reorganized in For a few years there was some nominal cooperation between the Knights and the AFL, but the basic organization and philosophy of the two groups made cooperation difficult. The AFL appealed only to skilled workers, and its objectives were those of immediate concern to its members: It relied on economic weapons, chiefly the strike and boycottand it eschewed political activity, except for state and local election campaigns.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington, D. National politics The dominant forces in American life in the last quarter of the 19th century were economic and social rather than political. This fact was reflected in the ineffectiveness of political leadership and in the absence of deeply divisive issues in politics, except perhaps for the continuing agrarian agitation for inflation.
There were colourful political personalities, but they gained their following on a personal basis rather than as spokesmen for a program of political action. No president of the period was truly the leader of his party, and none apparently aspired to that status except Grover Cleveland during his second term — Such shrewd observers of U.
Congress had been steadily increasing in power since the Johnson administration and, in the absence of leadership from the White Housewas largely responsible for formulating public policy.
As a result, public policy commonly represented a compromise among the views of many congressional leaders—a situation made the more essential because of the fact that in only four of the 20 years from to did the same party control the White House, the Senateand the House.
The Republicans appeared to be the majority party in national politics. From the Civil War to the end of the century, they won every presidential election save those of andand they had a majority in the Senate in all but three Congresses during that same period.
The Democrats, however, won a majority in the House in eight of the 10 Congresses from to The success of the Republicans was achieved in the face of bitter intraparty schisms that plagued Republican leaders from until after and despite the fact that, in every election campaign afterthey were forced to concede the entire South to the opposition.
The Republicans had the advantage of having been the party that had defended the Union against secession and had freed the slaves. When all other appeals failed, Republican leaders could salvage votes in the North and West by reviving memories of the war.
A less tangible but equally valuable advantage was the widespread belief that the continued industrial development of the nation would be more secure under a Republican than under a Democratic administration.
Except in years of economic adversity, the memory of the war and confidence in the economic program of the Republican Party were normally enough to ensure Republican success in most of the Northern and Western states.
Hayes administration President Hayes served —81 willingly carried out the commitments made by his friends to secure the disputed Southern votes needed for his election.
He withdrew the federal troops still in the South, and he appointed former senator David M. Key of Tennessee to his Cabinet as postmaster general.
Hayes hoped that these conciliatory gestures would encourage many Southern conservatives to support the Republican Party in the future. As a result, the policies of Hayes led to the virtual extinction rather than the revival of the Republican Party in the South.
In June he issued an executive order prohibiting political activity by those who held federal appointments. When two friends of Sen.
Roscoe Conkling defied this order, Hayes removed them from their posts in the administration of the Port of New York. Conkling and his associates showed their contempt for Hayes by bringing about the election of one of the men Alonzo B.
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