Religion's Role In The Reform Against The Party Machine

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Reformers aimed to take down the party organizations that were thriving on the votes of immigrants. The role that religion played in the reform against the party machines was that religious moralist protected the state and law by abolishing prostitution, liquor sales (Prohibition Era) and gambling which generations of immigrants were scandalized to be doing. This would make many immigrants either break the law, making them face the harsh consequences, or be forbidden of doing something that they have always done and are not allowed to do anymore. The role that civic groups played in the reform against the party machine was selling their message to other members of the middle class (middle class voters) to oppose the party organizations that
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