Political Parties In The Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age is nothing more but a period that symbolizes the widespread political corruption and corporate greed. After the Civil War and before the end of the nineteenth century, many Americans were not only engaged in local politics but they were also loyal to the two major political parties. Why? Because they benefited from the political parties and the political parties benefited from the American people. For example, the political parties (which operated on local levels) distributed favors such as giving the working-men class whatever they needed (jobs, money or necessities) in order to win their votes. But there’s more- not only did political leaders had connections with the public people but they also made connection with businesses.

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