A boss, in politics, is a person who controls a unit of a political party, although he/
she may not ... to support the machines, for precinct workers were trained how to
assist local families and get...
... with a little help from a friend who stole a precinct ballot box and altered the
ballots. ... The county political boss died and Hague's political prospects
improved. .... Despite great obstacles placed in his way by the Democrat ward
captain who ...
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people in power. Political machines controlled the activities of a political party in
a city and ... Many precinct captains and political bosses were ﬁrst-generation or.
Political Bosses In Urban America: Corruption or Contribution? ... From this
disorganization, the political boss, a distinctive .... The ward heeler or precinct
Each neighborhood of vote giving employees was run by a "precinct captain. ...
time, the original immigrants evolved into the neighborhood captains and
machine bosses. ... The real strength of the political machines used to dominate
Political bosses and precinct captains typically performed all of the following
functions except [A] running settlement houses. [D] delivering votes at election
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Many precinct captains and political bosses were first-generation or ... funds in
the 1860s ended up in the pockets of Boss Tweed (the political boss of the.
The big city and the political boss grew up together in America. ... Of one precinct
captain on the Lower East Side it was said: “He eats corned beef and kosher ...
Urban political machines, built largely on the votes of diverse immigrant
populations ... The “last boss” controlled an estimated 35,000 patronage jobs, the
use of ... for the party at election time and precinct captains who produced healthy
PRECINCT CAPTAIN'S HANDBOOK. Why Build ... by the old urban political
machines and the infamous “ward bosses” who ... The role of political parties in
precinct politics has diminished significantly, but the power of precinct politics has