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Unformatted text preview: for their place in the new urban cities, working long and hard hours yet only making enough money to survive. This scenario tied into the corruption associated with the actions of the Bosses. Political changes were interesting in that the Bosses ran the cities. They created a type of public welfare system. For example, bosses would give turkeys to the poor, coal to use during the cold months and also sponsor sports teams. These actions by the Bosses enabled them to maneuver to positions of immense political power....
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- Spring '09