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  • Communities in Chicago

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    Democratic politicians in American history. In 1955, Richard J. Daley became mayor until his death in 1976. According to author Adam Cohen, he was the most powerful local politician America has ever produced. Under his reign, the city’s black population was reaching record levels, as trainloads of blacks fled their hard lives in the rural south for the promise of a better life in northern cities. It was pretty clear that Chicago under Daley became America’s major northern rights battleground.

  • Descriptive Essay About The Picasso

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    The Picasso It was my first day in the United States of America, travelling all the way from Nepal to witness this amazing city. I was mesmerized by the skyline and obviously the food. I was carving for my native Nepali food and to my amazement, there are many restaurants of nearly all the cuisines. Chicago is a city with over 2.7 million residents (Wikipedia, City of Chicago), living in the biting cold weather still happy and trying to cope up with the hustle and bustle of the big city. It has nearly

  • Essay on Richard daley

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    Richard Joseph Daley, the grandson of Irish immigrants, was born in the Bridgeport area of Chicago on May 15, 1902. He was graduated from De La Salle Institute in 1918 and worked in the stockyards for several years before studying law. While studying, he worked as a clerk in the Cook County Controller's office. In 1936 Daley married Eleanor Guilfoyle, and the couple had three daughters and four sons. One son, Richard M. Daley, served in the Illinois Senate and as Cook County state's attorney before

  • Descriptive Essay On The Picasso

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    15th September 2017, Writing Project 1 The Picasso It was my first day in the United States of America, travelling all the way from Nepal to witness this amazing city. I was mesmerized by the skyline and obviously the food. I was carving for my native Nepali food and to my amazement, there are many restaurants of nearly all the cuisines. Chicago is a city with over 2.7 million residents (Wikipedia, City of Chicago), living in the biting cold weather still happy and trying to cope up with the hustle

  • Racial Marginalization

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    After the First World War, Chicago just like other American cities was experiencing a huge surge in the number of immigrants that played a significant role in its renowned neighborhoods. As the immigrant communities trickled into Chicago, most of them settled in specific areas mostly for the purposes of cultural integration and identity. A classic example is the members of the Africa-American community who settled in the Southern Side of Chicago and formed intense black neighborhoods (Pacyga, Chicago

  • The Role Of Political Machines In The Early 19th Century

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    political machines: the county committee, the ward or precinct leaders and the party loyalists. The county committee members were those that held the top offices in the county political party. People like Thomas J Pendergast from Kansas City, James Michael Curley in Boston and Richard J Daley from Chicago. At this level they controlled the party’s nominations, the money and the votes. Much of their power came from the people that they got elected that owed them favors for the votes. The ward and precincts

  • The Causes Of Crime

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    and recurring individuals in and out of prison. In past history, former Mayor Richard J. Daley was involved in a corruption scandal. There is a history of corruption by officials in Chicago because they would use the political machine to gain political support to win in office. This machine is produced by a boss or group that demands the support of other officials through scandalous control. Daley allowed the poor to suffer and the richer get wealthier. The purpose is to gain control over

  • The Chicago Police Department Essay

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    Leading up to the establishment of the Chicago Police Department, the first rank of “constable” was created in 1830. Authorization of Chicago’s very own police force occurred on January 31, 1835. On August 15, 1835, the Chicago Police Department was born. The department’s mission reads, “The Chicago Police Department, as part of, and empowered by, the community, is committed to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people, to maintain order, and to enforce the law impartially. We will provide

  • Chicago Handgun Bans

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    Morton Grove, a suburb area near the city of Chicago, became the first municipality in the United States to ban handguns in 1981. The village suddenly became the center of gun debate in the United States and the N.R.A “began a campaign in many states to push for legislation that would preempt gun regulations by municipal governments.” (Rubin) The campaign was not successful, at least not in Illinois because in the next year, the city council of Chicago hold hearings on similar handgun bans in the

  • Death Of The Illinois And Michigan Canal

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    LIFE IN BRIDGEPORT In 1836, Bridgeport was born out of the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. This alone “guaranteed Bridgeport 's position as an industrial center,” as it encouraged the creation of lumberyards, manufacturing plants, and packing houses (Bridgeport, Encyclopedia of Chicago, 1). Due to the steady access to employment, many immigrants settled and searched for work in the neighborhood. This translated into a growing foreign ‘white’ population as it “stood as a bastion of

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