The Concept Of Civil Services

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With the corruption and instability that the concept of patronage was bringing upon the federal government, many people started to demand reforms. Majority of the people advocated that patronage should be completely eliminated and replaced with a more just system of hiring. This is what became known as Civil Services, which basically stated that high government positions should be given to people who are properly qualified. At first it received little support, but it would eventually become an accepted policy after the rule of three presidents: Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, and Chester Arthur. This concept of Civil Services would become very important because it is not only the system that the modern day government still utilizes in today’s

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