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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1872 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 05, 1872 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 06, 1872 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1873 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1877 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler December 03, 2008 06:40pm
Data SourcesRichard C. Bain and Judith H. Parris, Convention Decisions and Voting Records, pp. 96-98.
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Grant’s First Term

The Republican Party suffered during Grant’s first term. The President’s circle of advisors included several unscrupulous men, and he was unwilling to dismiss them. Even more troublesome, the President’s actions against the Klan in the South generally drew more criticism than support in the North. Grant preferred to withdraw the troops but wanted to keep enough in the South to combat the excesses of the Klan. In 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified; Grant then signed the Force Bill, which prosecuted those who attempted to hamper Negro suffrage. The first blacks took their seats in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House that same year. After the disastrous results of the election of 1870, the lame duck Congress passed a bill creating a Commission on Civil Service Reform. The highlight of 1871 for the Grant administration was the Treaty of Washington, drafted by SOS Hamilton Fish, which resolved standing issues between the US and the British government.

Unhappiness with the Grant administration was noticed by Republican Party leaders. In early 1872, VP Colfax raised the possibility of replacing Grant as the presidential nominee; it was meritorious but impolitic. Grant responded by looking for a replacement candidate for Colfax.

After the Liberal Republican National Convention, Congress passed the Amnesty Act, which restored civil rights for all but about 600 former Confederate leaders. This act thus removed one of the hot issues of

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/02/1868
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes214 (72.79%)
Term03/04/1869 - 03/04/1873 Margin134 (+45.58%)
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  PartyRepublican Won12/04/1872
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes286 (81.95%)
Term03/04/1873 - 03/04/1877 Margin244 (+69.91%)
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