Populism through Progressivism Study Guide

Populism through - Mona Shen Populism through Progressivism Study Guide(Answers Ch 6 Sec 2-5 1 Political machines wanted to gain and hold onto

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Mona Shen Populism through Progressivism Study Guide (Answers) Ch. 6 Sec. 2-5 1. Political machines wanted to gain and hold onto power in the local government. 2. The party bosses headed the machine and were in control of its finances. 3. Grafts, or frauds, are ways of getting money through dishonest or questionable means. Many political machines grew rich by implementing grafts into their political power. 4. Boss Tweed controlled Tammany Hall, the NYC Democratic Party political machine, in the 1860s and 1870s. 5. It was named “Gilded Age” because although seemingly proper on the outside, the inner local political system was corrupt. 6. Realists tried to portray life as it was; often times that meant portraying the poor, which was seldom done in the past. 7. The novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , which had clearly American traits. 8. American Vaudeville shows were a mix of comic acts, animal acts, acrobats and dancers. 9. The spoils system was usually when politicians, after their win, extend patronage to their supporters by giving them rewards or jobs. 10. The Pendleton Act setup the beginnings of a professional civil service, where government jobs were given out by one’s qualifications instead of through the spoils system. 11. In 1884, when the Republican Party nominated James G. Blaine for presidency, some Republicans stated they would not support Blaine because of his alleged accepting of bribes. These Republicans were known as “Mugwumps.” 12. The Interstate Commerce Commission arose from concern over railroad companies overcharging small businesses and giving lower rates to big businesses. This act allowed
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course GEN 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Populism through - Mona Shen Populism through Progressivism Study Guide(Answers Ch 6 Sec 2-5 1 Political machines wanted to gain and hold onto

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