How is the election of 1876 stolen from Samuel Tilden, and why does the Compromise of 1877, which is part of the deal, all but ends the moral issue of concern for the ex-slaves? 20. James A. Garfield 21. Chester A. Arthur 22. Grover Cleveland 23. Benjamin Harrison. All are mediocre presidents, overshadowed by the economic giants of the times. 24. Cleveland, second term. He breaks Pullman strike with troops after the governor refuses to illegally intervene. 25. William McKinley. He annexes the Philippines after the Spanish-American War, leading to two years of brutal guerrilla war. He is assassinated by an anarchist.