William Tweed. Political Machines. Tammany Hall.
Lesson 1 of The Progressive Era (1877-1920): **CAN BE ALTERED!** Political Machines & the Spoils System
This engaging and visually appealing 38-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Key words include:
William M. Tweed
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
How did Progressives fight corruption in government?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- What started the Progressive movement?
- Goals of the Progressive movement
- What is a political machine and how does it work?
- What is a kick-back and why is this corrupt?
- Who was William “Boss” Tweed and why was he corrupt?
- What was the Tammany Ring and how was it run?
- A close look at two political cartoons
- The Orange Riot of 1871
- Understanding the spoils system
- How the Pendleton Act, Wisconsin Idea, the Oregon System prevented corruption
- The importance of the 17th Amendment
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