How does the film "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" depict machine politics/corruption, and how does it violate American ideals?

How does the film "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" depict machine politics/corruption, and how does it violate American ideals?

How does the film "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" depict machine politics/corruption, and how does it violate American ideals?

How does the film "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" depict machine politics/corruption, and how does it violate American ideals?

The fact that Mr. Smith has the intestinal strength to stand up to special interests in the film reflects how entrenched corruption is in American politics.  The machine way of doing things is shown to be politically corrupt, and not reflecting the interest of the people.  This violates American ideals in that the theoretical system designed by the framers was intended to be representative of the needs and desires of the people.  The machine form of politics shown in the film represents the needs of the few at the cost of the many.  At the same time, the idea of Mr. Smith speaking on behalf of the many and being seen as a politician going against the norm is another example of how the corruption in the film violates American political ideals.
How does the film "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" depict machine politics/corruption, and how does it violate American ideals?