U.S. History/Reform

Advertisement


Question
In what ways did boss rule represent reform of city government and at whose expense did such reform come?

Answer
Hello,

I'm not sure that I agree with the premise of your question.  Boss rule did not represent reform of city government.  Rather, Bosses represented a deterioration of democracy where powerful men were able to manipulate votes to maintain power and control.  They meant that most people living in a city did not get a representative government.  Progressive reforms were designed to end boss control of city governments.

- Mike  

U.S. History

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Michael Troy

Expertise

I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

Experience

I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.

Publications
http://unlearnedhistory.blogspot.com

Education/Credentials
J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

Awards and Honors
Truman Scholar

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.