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Political
Machines
• Problems in the cities were handled by _______.
– “most expensive, most inefficient, most corrupt”
• Why were they so un...
• Political machines worked on two levels:
They provided…
– service to individuals - exchanged votes
– special treatment t...
• Who was supported political machines? Why?
• Machines known for GRAFT
– Padding the vote
– Padding the bill
– Providing ...
• Who was hurt the most by the corruption?
• Who brought Tweed down
& how did he do it?
– THOMAS NAST by…
using political ...
7   political machines
7   political machines
7   political machines
7   political machines
7   political machines
7   political machines
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7 political machines

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7 political machines

  1. 1. Political Machines
  2. 2. • Problems in the cities were handled by _______. – “most expensive, most inefficient, most corrupt” • Why were they so unable to handle the issues? – Population in NYC increased 5x in one generation • This absence of a responsible government led to the growth of the POLITICAL MACHINE. – one group controls all political activities in an area – Led by POLITICAL BOSS
  3. 3. • Political machines worked on two levels: They provided… – service to individuals - exchanged votes – special treatment to businesses - exchanged $ • NYC Political Machine = TAMMANY HALL – Precinct Captain: Plunkitt – Party BOSS: TWEED
  4. 4. • Who was supported political machines? Why? • Machines known for GRAFT – Padding the vote – Padding the bill – Providing unnecessary jobs to friends (patronage) 3 Tables and 4 chairs = ? Brooms = ?
  5. 5. • Who was hurt the most by the corruption? • Who brought Tweed down & how did he do it? – THOMAS NAST by… using political cartoons • Why were the cartoons so effective? – People who couldn’t read English could understand general message of pictures

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