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22 July, 08:48

1. In what ways does the spoils system make the executive branch reflect the will of the voters?

2. What were the problems with the spoils system?

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  1. 22 July, 09:41
    1) The spoils system was a systematic process of hiring political loyalist into government positions and civil service, while firing political opponents from key positions in government. The spoils system reflected the "will of the voter" due to the fact that it ensured loyalty, togetherness and cooperation among party lines.

    2) The spoils system led to abuse of political power and brought about mediocrity.
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