1868 United States presidential election
The 21st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1868.- 1868 United States presidential election
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American military officer and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877.
A war hero, drawn in by his sense of duty, Grant was unanimously nominated by the Republican Party and was elected president in 1868.
American journalist, businessman, and politician who served as the 17th vice president of the United States from 1869 to 1873, and prior to that as the 25th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1869.
Chosen as Ulysses S. Grant's running mate in the 1868 election, the pair won easily over Democratic Party nominees Horatio Seymour and Francis Preston Blair Jr. As was typical during the 19th century, Colfax had little involvement in the Grant administration.
War Democrats in American politics of the 1860s were members of the HiDemocratic Party who supported the Union and rejected the policies of the Copperheads (or Peace Democrats).
In the 1868 lead up to the first post-Civil War presidential election, President Johnson was a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
He was the Democratic Party nominee for president in the 1868 presidential election, won by Republican and General Ulysses S. Grant.
American politician and jurist who served as the sixth chief justice of the United States.
He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1868 and the Liberal Republican nomination in 1872.
United States Senator, a United States Congressman and a Union Major General during the Civil War.
In 1868, he was Horatio Seymour's vice-presidential candidate, but his dramatic speeches about the dangers of black emancipation were believed by some to have cost the Democrats the election.
American politician who served as the 25th Governor of New York and was the Democratic candidate for president in the disputed 1876 United States presidential election.
After the Civil War, Tilden was selected as the chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee and managed Democratic nominee Horatio Seymour's campaign in the 1868 United States presidential election.
The Radical Republicans (later also known as "Stalwarts" ) were a faction of American politicians within the Republican Party from the founding of the Republican Party in 1854 (before the American Civil War) until the end of Reconstruction in the Compromise of 1877.
Grant was elected as a Republican in 1868 and after the election he generally sided with the Radicals on Reconstruction policies and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1871 into law.
One of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main historic rival, the Democratic Party.
That same year, former Union Army General Ulysses S. Grant was elected as the next Republican president.
Period in American history following the American Civil War ; it lasted from 1865 to 1877 and marked a significant chapter in the history of civil rights in the United States.
This is especially evident in the election between Grant and Seymour (Johnson did not get the Democratic nomination), where almost 700,000 Black voters voted and swayed the election 300,000 votes in Grant's favor.