The History & Impact of Governmental Bureaucracy in the U.S.


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In 1789, government bureaucracy in the United States was _____.

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1. In the spoils system, bureaucrats were selected based on _____.

2. You have been asked to summarize the effect of The Pendleton Act of 1883 for a class presentation. Basically, you will describe how The Pendleton Act:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and summary worksheet will help you quickly assess your comprehension of government bureaucracy, and the impact that it has in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • History of bureaucracy
  • Spoils system
  • The Pendleton Act of 1883
  • The Great Society

Skills Practiced

Practice questions allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related government lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the spoils system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the New Deal

Additional Learning

To expand your knowledge of governmental bureaucracy, read the corresponding lesson, The History & Impact of Governmental Bureaucracy in the U.S. The lesson includes the following goals:

  • Review the early days of bureaucracy
  • Understand the structure of the spoils system
  • Determine the purpose of the Pendleton Act of 1883
  • Define bureaucracy
  • Learn about the contributions made by US presidents