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Politics & Corruption in the Gilded Age

Today you will read about "Boss Tweed." Tweed was a powerful and corrupt Party Boss in New York City in the late 1800's.

Wednesday September 22, 2011

Today you will be studying how politics were corrupt in the Gilded Age. Many cities in this era were run by corrupt political machines. You will learn what these machines were, how they operated, how they maintained support and the leadership of Party Bosses.

This will lead us into the era of Populism and Progressivism…when individuals tried to correct American  problems and perfect American society.

Today, the students in class will read silently (Silent Sustained Reading) pages 499-502 (stop at “The Populist Movement) and then begin: Politics in the Gilded Age – Part 1 (Guided Reading) (This will be due on Spring Board on Sunday night by 11:59 PM).

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