To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1870

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1870 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 1, 1870 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The fifth and sixth seats were decided by an at-large election, but the House of Representatives refused to seat the two winners. The two incumbents who ran were re-elected and the two open seats were retained by the Republicans. The composition of the state delegation thus remained solely Republican.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    Views:
    2 145 495
    2 314 148
    63 833
    9 443
    1 030
  • The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party
  • Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22
  • The History of the Republican Party
  • Reconstruction and the Fragility of Democracy
  • Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Transcription

Racist. Sexist. Republican. These words are virtually interchangeable—at least, according to most professors, journalists, and celebrities. So, are they right? Let’s take a look at history. The Republican Party was created in 1854. The first Republican Party platform, adopted at the party’s first national convention in 1856, promised to defeat, quote, “those twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and slavery.” Those “twin relics” were spreading into the western territories. Republicans feared that as those territories became states, polygamy and slavery might become permanent parts of American life. Polygamy—the marriage of one man to multiple women—devalued women and made them a kind of property. Slavery, of course, did the same to blacks. Literally. The Democrats were so opposed to the Republicans and their anti-slavery stance that in 1860, just six weeks after the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina, a state dominated by Democrats, voted to secede from the union. The Civil War that followed was the bloodiest war in US history. It led to the passage, by Republicans, of the 13th Amendment, which freed the slaves; the 14th Amendment, which gave them citizenship; and the 15th Amendment; which gave them the vote. In 1870, the first black senator and the first black congressman were sworn in—both Republicans. In fact, every black representative in the House until 1935 was a Republican. And every black senator until 1979 was, too. For that matter, the first female member of Congress was a Republican; the first Hispanic governor and senator were Republicans. The first Asian senator? You get the idea. Republicans also kept their pledge to defend women’s rights. In 1862, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress to put an end to polygamy. In 1920, after 52 years of Democratic Party opposition, the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to the Republican Congress, which pressured Democratic President Woodrow Wilson to drop his opposition to women’s rights. In the final tally, only 59 percent of House Democrats and 41 percent of Senate Democrats supported women’s suffrage. That’s compared to 91 percent of House Republicans and 82 percent of Senate Republicans. There certainly was a “war on women”—and it was led by the Democratic Party. But while Republicans had won a major battle for women’s rights, the fight for blacks’ civil rights had a long way to go. In the 1920s, Republican President Calvin Coolidge declared that the rights of blacks are “just as sacred as those of any other citizen.” By contrast, when famed sprinter Jesse Owens, a staunch Republican, won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was snubbed by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt only invited white Olympians to the White House. Two decades later, it was a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to escort black students into Little Rock’s Central High when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus—a Democrat—refused to honor a court order to integrate the state’s public schools. The Civil Rights Act of 1960, which outlawed poll taxes and other racist measures meant to keep blacks from voting, was filibustered by 18 Democrats for 125 hours. Not one Republican senator opposed the bill. Its follow-up bill, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is one of the landmark pieces of legislation in American history. That, too, survived a filibuster by Democrats thanks to overwhelming Republican support. But, you might be thinking, all that’s in the past. What have Republicans done for women and blacks lately? The answer you’d hear from professors, journalists and celebrities is... “not much.” And this time, they’d be right. They’d be right because the Republican Party treats blacks and women as it treats everyone: as equals. The Democratic Party never has, and it still doesn’t. Today’s Democrats treat blacks and women as victims who aren’t capable of succeeding on their own. The truth is, this is just a new kind of contempt. So, there is a party with a long history of racism and sexism...but it ain't the Republicans. I’m Carol Swain, for Prager University.

Contents

1st Congressional District Special Election

The seat for the 1st congressional district became vacant following the resignation of Republican Benjamin F. Whittemore in February 1870. A special election was called to be held simultaneously with the regular election and Republican Joseph Rainey defeated Democrat C.W. Dudley to serve the remainder of the term for the 41st Congress.

General election results

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Special Election Results, 1870
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joseph Rainey 20,385 86.5
Democratic C.W. Dudley 3,192 13.5
Majority 17,193 73.0
Turnout 23,577
Republican hold

1st Congressional District

Republican Joseph Rainey defeated Democrat C.W. Dudley in the regular election for the 1st congressional district to win the term for the 42nd Congress.

General election results

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1870
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joseph Rainey 20,221 63.5 -23.0
Democratic C.W. Dudley 11,628 36.5 +23.0
No party Write-Ins 9 0.0 0.0
Majority 8,593 27.0 -46.0
Turnout 31,858
Republican hold

2nd Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Christopher C. Bowen of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1868, was defeated by black Republican Robert C. De Large in the general election.

General election results

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1870
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert C. De Large 16,686 49.6
Republican Christopher C. Bowen (incumbent) 15,700 46.7
Union Reform Robert Seymour Symmes Tharin 862 2.6
No party Write-Ins 364 1.1
Majority 986 2.9
Turnout 33,612
Republican hold

3rd Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Solomon L. Hoge of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1869, declined to run for re-election. Robert B. Elliott was nominated by the Republicans and defeated Union Reform challenger John E. Bacon in the general election.

General election results

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1870
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert B. Elliott 20,564 59.5
Union Reform John E. Bacon 13,997 40.5
No party Write-Ins 4 0.0
Majority 6,567 19.0
Turnout 34,565
Republican hold

4th Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Alexander S. Wallace of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1870, defeated Democratic challenger Isaac G. McKissick.

General election results

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1870
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alexander S. Wallace (incumbent) 16,747 55.3
Democratic Isaac G. McKissick 13,442 44.4
No party Write-Ins 106 0.3
Majority 3,305 10.9
Turnout 30,295
Republican hold

At-Large District

The state believed that it was entitled to two additional seats in the House of Representatives and elected these members from an At-large congressional district. The voters voted for two candidates and the top two vote getters would be sent to Washington, but there were only two candidates running in the at-large election. White Republican J.P.M. Epping and black Republican Lucius Wimbush won the election, but the House of Representatives refused to seat them.

General election results

South Carolina's At-large Congressional District Election Results, 1870
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican J.P.M. Epping 71,321 50.0
Republican Lucius Wimbush 71,262 50.0
Turnout 142,583
Republican win

See also

References

  • "Report of the Secretary of State. November 1870." Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina at the Regular Session, 1870-'71. Columbia, SC: Republican Printing Company, 1871, pp. 513–517.
  • "Political. South Carolina". New York Times. 21 November 1870. p. 1. 
This page was last edited on 12 November 2016, at 15:10
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.