Gilded Age Politics
A Political Machine is an organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands, as politicians took bribes and rewarded their supporters with posh government jobs. The political history of the Gilded Age is usually reduced to a tale of corruption and scandal.
A Political Boss is a leader that is in control of votes and dictates appointments , bosses were a major part of the political landscape during the 19th and early 20th century
Pendlement Civil Service Act
A law passed by congress, and signed by president Chester A. Arthur in January 1883, which reformed the federal governments civil service system.
In the 1800s, frustrated farmers organized their own party.