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Why did the loss of the middle class in the cities lead to the rise of city bosses?

  • Question 12c of 12 - Changes in Culture and Politics

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  • Question Type: Multiple Choice
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  • Question: Why did the loss of the middle class in the cities lead to the rise of city bosses?
  • Answers:
  1. Government leaders were generally middle class.
  2. Settlement houses no longer had educated leaders.
  3. Unemployment increased when the middle class left.
  4. The only people left were poor and needed help.

The correct answer is: The only people left were poor and needed help. The middle class left the cities, and the only people left were very poor. The city bosses gained power by capitalizing on the poverty.

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