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U S History 2 Chapter 21 Vocabulary

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Gilded
Covered with a thin coating of gold
Reform
A change intended to make something better
Contract
A work agreement between at least two groups
Investigate
To look into something to solve a problem or to answer a question
Political boss
A professional politician who controls the actions of a political party
Bribe
A payment to someone to make a person act in a certain way
Mugwump
A reform group that wanted to replace the spoils system with civil service
Civil service
A system in which government employees are hired according to their qualifications
Strike
The act of stopping work to get better pay and working conditions
Strikebreaker
A worker used to replace a striking union worker
Anarchist
A person or group against all forms of government
Prosecute
To charge with a crime
Gold standard
A system in which a basic unit of currency is equal to a certain weight of gold