Gilded age politics

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Gilded age politics

  1. 1. Gilded Age Politics<br />
  2. 2. Terms<br /> Graft: –noun Using political connections for personal gain, such as bribes<br />Spoils System: Appointing people to public jobs in return for political favors, even when they’re not qualified.  <br />
  3. 3. Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883<br />President Garfield is assassinated<br />Only applied to federal jobs<br />Spoils system continues<br />
  4. 4. Boss Tweed<br />Corrupt political leader in New York City<br />Stole $200 million from New York City taxpayers ($1.5-2 billion today) <br />Carpenter was paid $360,751 for one month's labor (~$5million today)<br />
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  10. 10. Tweed Political Cartoons<br />

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