The Gilded Age Politics
By. Anthony Bell 2nd Block
- Gilded Age politics were dominated by corruption, as politics took brides and rewarded their their supported with posh government jobs.
- Elections had high turnout and extraordinarily close results, but neither major party pursued ambitions policies.
- politics machine is a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands.
- Pendleton civil service Act is a federal law established in 1883 that stipulated that government jobs should be awarded on the basis of merit.