Civil Service Act Dbq

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1. The Pendleton Civil Service Act: A. Created a merit system in order to get a many government jobs through competitive exams, would be the correct answer because my research revealed that the Pendleton Civil Service Act established that federal government jobs would be based on merit and not political affiliation. Government employees could then only be selected by taking competitive exams. B. Was signed into law by James Garfield could not be the correct answer because Garfield was not even alive when the Pendleton Civil Service Act was signed into law. It was signed into law by the President Chester A. Arthur when he took over the Presidency because of Garfield 's assassination. C. Was vetoed as "an unconstitutional intrusion of government
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