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25 August, 20:48

The Pendleton Act of 1883 was created to

A) prevent trusts and monopolies from forming.

B) provide political supporters with government jobs.

C) ensure that only the most qualified candidates ran for public office.

D) ensure that only the most qualified people got jobs in the federal government.

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  1. 25 August, 21:29
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    D) ensure that only the most qualified people got jobs in the federal government.

    Explanation:

    In January of 1883, Congress created the Pendleton Act, which says that ''Federal Government jobs be awarded on the basis of merit and that Government employees be selected through competitive exams.''

    So, its aim is get the best qualified people to federal jobs.
  2. 25 August, 21:32
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    D. Following the assassination of President James A. Garfield by a disgruntled job seeker, Congress passed the Pendleton Actin January of 1883. The Pendleton Actprovided that Federal Government jobs be awarded on the basis of merit and that Government employees be selected through competitive exams.
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