The Rise and Decline of the Spoils Tradition

@article{Friedrich1937TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Decline of the Spoils Tradition},
  author={Carl Joachim Friedrich},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1937},
  volume={189},
  pages={10 - 16}
}
  • C. Friedrich
  • Published 1 January 1937
  • History
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
I T IS customary to think that the spoils tradition arose with Andrew Jackson. Senator Marcy’s swagger, often attributed to Jackson himself, that to the victor belong the spoils, has earned Jackson this unenviable reputation. Historical research has long since dispelled the idea. It has shown that the picture of the Western popular hero strutting into Washington and seizing governmental offices for a mob of job-hungry followers is almost a 

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