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.
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