Grover Cleveland vs. James Blaine: The Presidential Election of 1884


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Which of these men ran for President in 1884 under the Democratic ticket?

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1. Which of these men ran for President in 1884 under the Republican ticket?

2. Which of these men was assassinated?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet can help you nail down certain facts in regard to the 1884 election. Among the subjects broached are the candidates and rumors circulating at the time of the election.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test your knowledge of the following:

  • Who won the 1884 election
  • In the 1884 election, the candidate of the Democrat Party
  • A president who was assassinated
  • The Republican Party candidate in the 1884 election
  • Prominent scandal surrounding the election

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz gives you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the 1884 presidential election
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the election in a different light
  • Knowledge information - use your knowledge to answer questions about the circumstances surrounding and the outcome of the election

Additional Learning

To learn more about the details of the 1884 election, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Grover Cleveland vs. James Blaine: The Presidential Election of 1884. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Name reasons why the presidential election of 1884 was a notable one
  • Explain the background of the Democrat candidate
  • Talk about why the Democrats felt confident about the upcoming election
  • Examine the background of the Republican candidate and why the Democrats felt confident about defeating him
  • Define the Mugweumps
  • Discuss prevalent slogans of each party meant to rally their supporters
  • Investigate the results of the popular and Electoral College votes