Corruption and Consequences

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Corruption and Consequences

Corruption and Consequences

• 6.11 What was the impact of different

forms of corruption and its consequences

in American politics during the later half of

the Age (i.e., Grant's Black Friday, Credit

Mobilier, Whiskey Ring, Tammany Hall,

Boss System, Garfield's assassination,

Civil Service Reform, Granger laws,

Interstate Commerce Act)?


I. Corruption

• A. Overview of Scandals – http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h234.html

• B. Grant's Black Friday

– http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/grant-black-friday/

– http://www.harpweek.com/09Cartoon/BrowseByDateCartoon.asp?Month=October&Date=16

• C. Credit Mobilier

– revisit page 238

– during US Grant’s tenure

– http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/tcrr-scam/

– http://www.cprr.org/Museum/Credit_Mobilier_1873.html

• D. Whiskey Ring

– total embarrassment for US Grant

– http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Whiskey_Ring.aspx#1-1E1:WhiskRngR-full

– http://www.harpweek.com/09Cartoon/BrowseByDateCartoon.asp?Month=March&Date=18

• E. Tammany Hall and the Boss System

– revisit pages 268 and 269

– NYC political machine

– make note of Boss Tweed, political machines, and political bosses

– http://www.albany.edu/~dkw42/tweed.html

– http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/USRA_Pol_Machines.htm

– http://pbskids.org/bigapplehistory/business/topic10.html


II. Consequences

• A. Garfield's assassination

– revisit pages 238 and 270

• B. Civil Service Reform

– revisit pages 270 and 271

• C. Granger laws

– revisit page 239

• D. Interstate Commerce Act

– revisit pages 239 and 240

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