That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||ULYSSES S. GRANT, U.S. Army General|
|VP candidate:||SCHUYLER COLFAX, Indiana Congressman|
|Popular votes:||3,013,650 (52.7%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Horatio Seymour, New York Governor|
|VP candidate:||Francis Blair, former Missouri Congressman|
|Popular votes:||2,708,744 (47.3%)|
- Feuds over postwar Reconstruction in the South torpedoed Andrew Johnson's Republican administration.
- Democrats criticized military occupation of the South and new legal rights for freed slaves.
- Republicans ran as the party that won the war.
- Grant's status as a war hero helped him win support among new black voters and win the election.