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Cleveland, however, took New York, and with it won the presidency. It was the first defeat for the Republicans since Lincoln’s election. After 24 continuous years in the White House, the Republicans were no longer leading the nation. RECAPTURING THE WHITE HOUSE The election of 1888 focused on the tariff laws on imported goods. Cleveland, running for reelection, favored changing them; the Republicans were opposed. The Republicans nominated Benjamin Harrison of Indiana as their candidate, returning to the winning formula of a presidential candidate from the Midwest.
He became a well-known figure in the field of employer-employee relations. Hanna understood that the Republican Party had reached a crossroads. The philosophy that had inspired party loyalty immediately after the Civil War—“vote the way you shot”—was outdated. Americans were disgusted by the rise of very wealthy industrialists and wary of an economy that concentrated power in the hands of a select few. In Hanna’s view, America could become a classless society, where all could benefit from its abundant resources.
He was soundly defeated in the election, winning only six states (all border or Southern states). 3 The Elephant and Other Symbols I n the years that followed the Civil War, certain issues would come to dominate Republican Party politics and would do so for several decades. These included how best to handle Reconstruction, questions of corruption, ideas about reforming the way in which government jobs were awarded, and tariffs on imported goods. After Grant’s reelection, the corruption and scandals that had troubled his administration in its first term continued.