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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1870s-1900 The Gilded Age: This era's name was created by Mark Twain in hisbook in 1873. American Government Corruption The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today This book mocked an era of terrible issues America was covering up or gilding over. Government Corruption: Wealthy business owners were wanting to makemore money, yet it was at the cost of the public. Issues Business owners The public Other Issues The Corruption... <Spoils System> When one gave political support, they would receive a job in government. This then lead to many mobs. (1881, James Garfield) Caleb J. McNulty: Clerk of U.S. House of Representatives (1843-1845)<Robbery of congressional funds> 1883The successor of Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, signed the Pendleton Act, which created the Civil Service Commission. 1887 Interstate Commerce Act: Did not allow rebates. Sherman Antitrust Act: Signed by President Benjamin Harrison, it stopped business from attempting to cut off competition and set up trusts. 1890 Resources: and <Bosses>In city life, bosses would be generous to the poor so in return, they would support for them.GILD POWERFUL PERSUASIVE The Progressives: Group of people who were tired of the"big bosses" controlling their finances, or money matters. Wisconsin: The first state to adopt a primary run. 1903 REFORMS! RECALLINITIATIVEREFERENDUMPRIMARY Allows voters to be able to remove appointed officials.Allows voters to submit bills to the legislature.Allows voters to vote directly on bills.Allows voters to vote for candidate rather than higher authorities chosing. The Sixteenth Amendment: Allowed income tax to pass. The Seventeenth Amendment: Made lawmakers vote for senators directly. Amendments Ratified in 1913 Present Day Corruption:
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