English 1: Autobiography, Lesson 75 Essay

How serious was Plunkitt about patriotism’s connection to obtaining a job after Tammany won an election?”  George W. Plunkitt, was a democratic politician from the 1800’s.  He was a member of the Tammany Hall machine in New York City.  Plunkitt hated the Civil Service program. He believed because of it, many young men lost all interest in politics.  He believed that this happened due to the fact that if a young man wanted to become a part of Civil Service he had to pass a difficult exam that had nothing to do of politics.  Plunkitt provided government jobs for many of the young men who could not pass the Civil Service exam.  In return they would help him when george-w-plunkittelection day came around.  If he won or lost an election, he would continue to help the people in order to secure their votes for the next election.   Not only did he offer jobs, he also offered aid to anyone that was in need of help.  When the next election came around, they would be sure and remember him.

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