“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”

aE These political machines, such as Tammany Hall of New York, would offer social services such as finding housing and jobs in return for the immigrant's vote. The immigrants depended on the political machines just as much as the political machines depended on the immigrants. The machines expected the votes of these immigrants because they really did help them even though they were just using them.

Graft can be described as "honestaE and "covertaE graft. Honest graft is using taking political knowledge and using it for personal gain. "CovertaE graft is the use of political power for personal gain. Machines would grant jobs and other government contracts to those individuals that did them favors. Many of these favors were in the form of votes, but the true reason


 
 
 
 
 
 



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