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1: The Spoils System was the practice of giving people government jobs on the basis of Andrew Jacksons party loyalty. Jackson was in fact the first president to fire a large number of federal employees so as to appoint his own followers. This would bring John Quincy Adams because he warned that the policy would make government " a perpetual.... scramble for office. 1.text

2: a spoil system, also known as a patronage system. Another way the spoils system can be described is a practice where a political party, after winning an election, gives government jobs to its voters as a reward for working toward victory, and as an incentive to keep working for the party as opposed to a system of awarding offices on the basis of some measure of merit independent of political activity, those are the word of wikipedia and the way they have described the spoils system. 2.

4: "The spoils system was the name given by its critics in the 1830s to the policy of filling government offices with adherents of the winning political party.

6: in U.S. history, the practice of giving appointive offices to loyal members of the party in power. The name supposedly derived from a speech by Senator William Learned Marcy in which he stated, “to the victor belong the spoils.” On a national scale, the spoils system was inaugurated with the development of two political parties, the Federalists and the Democratic Republicans, and was used by the earliest Presidents, particularly Thomas Jefferson. The system soon became entrenched in state politics and was practiced more extensively on a national scale during the administration of Andrew Jackson, who declared (1829) that the federal government would be bettered by having civil servants rotate in office.

8: Around 35 thousand office-seekers converged on the Capital to scramble for 23,700 jobs that then comprised the federal service. Numbers of people where hired through the spoils system and were untrained for their work and indifferent to it. In the early days, government work was simple.

9: SOURCES: 1. Textbook 2. Wikipedia 3. SIRS 4. 5.

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