The Behavior Of Party Bosses

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Three problems with the rapid growth of cities: increased poverty across the city, poor living conditions, and the birth of the political machine. The political machine was an unofficial system of governing born from the increasing clashes of political interests within competitive city government. It was an unsanctioned organization designed to keep a particularly party in power through the use of favors, especially in regards to winning immigrant votes as the unofficial bosses of the political machines aided these people when government and law enforcement would not (308-309). While their behavior appeared to be helpful, in reality the party bosses were simply manipulating the immigrants for their own personal gain. While occasionally these
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