"I don't care who does the electing, so as long as I get to do the nominating"
"The way to have power is to take it"
Help me remove this corrupted system!
Placement of insurance polices
Levy your taxes here!
Thank you for voting, go to a table and receive your reward
"Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated"
Down with the spoils system!
Pendleton Act of 1883
The merit system for all government jobs
Civil jobs for ability!
*Tammany Hall was powerful New York political organization. It drew support from immigrants. The immigrants relied on Tammany Hall patronage, particularly for social services. In return, they asked for ppl's votes on election day. *William Tweed was the "Boss" of Tammany Hall. *Thomas Nast was the scourge of Democratic Representative "Boss" Tweed and the Tammany Hall Democratic party political machine.
The Spoils System was the practice of a successful political party giving public office to its supporters.
The Pendleton Act is important because it stopped the appointment of people to governmental offices merely because of their political affiliation or their connection to the president. The Pendleton Act required qualified people to be elected to governmental offices based on the individual's merit.