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Describe the roles of the ward boss and the precinct captains in Chicago politics.

What major position was Daley elected to that positioned him to run for Mayor of Chicago?

What is a political machine?

What was the most important factor in an individual maintaining his politically appointed job?

What are patronage jobs?

What happened in the black neighborhoods on the West Side after Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated?

The Democratic Presidential Convention was held in Chicago in 1968. What happened at this convention?

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