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Progressive Era Activism U.S. 9: Political Corruption

Historical activism during the Progressive Era.

Exposing Government Corruption

Robert La Follette

Definition--Political Machine

Definition--Spoils System

IMAGE--Robert M. LaFollette

PRIMARY SOURCE--Stops Boys Working

Gilded Age Politics, Reformers, and Regulators

Machine Politics and Bossism (Overview

Bosses and Machines

IMAGE--Reforming Government (Visual)

PRIMARY SOURCE--Civil Service Examinations--State and County Service

Tammany Hall

CHART--Machine Politics and Bossism (Visual)

Lincoln Steffens

The Progressive Push for Anticorruption Laws

PRIMARY SOURCE--April1913 Why Children Work: The Children's Answer