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Industrial Revolution Political Corruption
Transcript of Industrial Revolution Political Corruption
How did they Gain Power?
- Using power for self-gain
accepting money from crime syndicates for protection from legal interference (Government participating in crime)
Offering immigrants jobs and housing in exchange for their votes
Enriching the party at the public's expense (held control over government salaries and revenues)
Affects of Political Corruption
Taxpayers' money went towards the party's personal interest, causing poverty and complete imbalance in wealth
Crime rates went up, due to party's lack of care for good government
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What is a Political Machine?
"A political machine in U.S. politics, is a party organization, headed by a single boss or small autocratic group, that commands enough votes to maintain political and administrative control of a city, county, or state." - Encyclopedia Britannica