POLITICS IN THE “GILDED AGE”. Political Machine – an organization that provides services to voters and businesses in exchange for political or financial support How do they work? They are shaped like a pyramid….
POLITICS IN THE “GILDED AGE”
City Bosses: controlled access to city jobs, business licenses and influenced courts and city officials
Ward Bosses: helped earned votes of the poor by providing services
Precinct Workers: local captains whose goal is to gain voters’ support