Political Machine: Definition & History


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In what way did political machines help the poor?

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1. In what way were political machines connected to big business in America?

2. Which party was the political machine most associated with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will ask you about political machines through a series of multiple-choice questions. You can plan to be asked about topics such as the impact of political machines and the relationship between big business and these organizations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to be quizzed on:

  • How political machines assist the poor
  • The relationship between political machines and big businesses
  • Which party political machines are most commonly grouped with
  • Who's in charge of political machines
  • Influences of political machines

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding political party association
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how political machines work
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about big businesses in a different way

Additional Learning

Access our lesson by the title of Political Machine: Definition & Lesson to learn more about this material. The lesson will walk you through topics such as:

  • The invention of political machines
  • Incentives of political machines
  • Impacts of political machines