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Political Corruption (1800’s)Works Cited“Credit Mobilier,” History, 10 June 2019. -mobilier.“Whiskey Ring,” Britannica. Zarrelie, Natalie, “Election Fraud in the 1800s Involved Kidnapping and Forced Drinking,” 7 September 2016. -the-1800s-involved-kidnapping-and-forced-drinkingSummary: The corruption in the 1800’s helped America open its eyes to how we should watch the government closer and it also led to more secure elections and new laws. Not to mention learning from the mistakes of history.Credit Mobilier:This scandal began in 1872. What it was was a company that gave contracts to build railroads. And the profit was shared with some congressmen. A republican in Maine, James Blaine had suspicions of the scandal and set up a committee to investigate. It shattered many people’s political careers but ended in

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