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    Tammany Hall Gambling

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    the Democratic Party political machine of New York City, Tammany Hall. Zachariah Simmons built a very organized network with hundreds of policy shops throughout New York City. In just one week, the gross receipts totaled $1 million and a great deal of those profits trickled down to the local political bosses. Tammany Hall ruled politics in New York City for decades by a few simple means--corruption and voter fraud. For example, Tammany Hall literally released prisoners from the penitentiary to vote

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    Tammany Hall Myth

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    The great Tamanend, of which Tammany Hall takes its name, was a lover of peace and a mythic figure in the American ethos. To receive this great honor, it is said he stood up on the very land Philadelphia would be built up from and stated that his tribe and the English colonialists would “live in peace as long as the waters run in river and creeks and as long as the stars and moon endure.”[1] The people of Philadelphia who watched on catapulted this man to great fame in the budding United States.

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    gilded age of 1870, the state government reacted to you, the people. However, they reacted based on avarice and individual interests. One of the central influences in the government during the New York gilded age was the democratic, political party Tammany Hall. This party was founded by Tweed Williams, a poorly taught democrat who went to jail for stealing roughly 25-45 million dollars from taxpayers in 1877. He was able to do this to the people because he had friends higher up who gave him the power

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    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall 1. Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft- When Plunkitt was tipped off about something in the city or someone wanting to built a park or something, he sees the opportunity and he takes it. He buys up the land before they do. When they see that they are going to need the land, he sells it to them at a much higher price than what he paid for it, giving him a nice profit. That is honest graft. Several politicians are accused of stealing dollars from the state’s treasury, this

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    George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall Everybody is talkin' these days about Tammany men growin' rich on graft, but nobody thinks of drawin' the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft." With this sentence in the first chapter Plunkitt sets the tone for his short treatise on New York City politics while Tammany Hall ran the show. George Washington Plunkitt was a senator in New York during the turn of the 19th Century to the 20th Century. He was very successful in politics

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    “An Analysis of Plunkitt of Tammany Hall” William Bryce History 1302 Austin Community College November 30, 2011 The purpose of this book report is to analyze the themes in Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by William L. Riordon. Riordon’s purpose is to educate people about politics and to stimulate reform in their corrupt political system. The first theme of this book is Plunkitt’s use of patronage. He openly discusses quid pro quo: he gives people jobs, opportunities, and welfare services in

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    Moreover, one of the largest negative consequences of the political corruption was the laziness that was displayed officials. To the understanding of the officials, once they were in power, there was no real need to do anything or make any changes. This could potentially stem from the idea that they did not really have any true ideas on how to fix any of the problems that the local populations were concerned about. Many of these men seemed to lack real political experience but decided to run for

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    “Masters Of Chicanery” Scandals, profiteering, and corruption are nothing new when it comes to politics. Plunkitt of Tammany Hall and his political machines we're masters of such chicanery. The infamous Tammany Hall political machines dominated mid 19th century through 20th century politics in New York City. He explained in “Reciprocity in Patronage”, “what he says is, that you can’t keep an organization together without patronage. Men ain’t in politics for nothin’. They want something out of

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    Summer Eldred-Evans April 16, 2016 U.S. Urban History Essay: Urban America Discuss the political machine and its operations in the city, 1865 – 1939 The political machine is very powerful in the city and because of how powerful it is that urban United States was able to develop so much and increase in power in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. A political machine is system of political organization based on patronage, the spoils system, and political ties. Sometimes political machines have a boss

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    Political corruption has had a lasting impression on New York City and the empire state all together. It is an attribute to the history and development of the city because it has been an influence on the social, economic and political spheres that are at the heart of society in New York. To develop an understanding of how political corruption shaped New York City and how it has contributed to the city’s growth is essential to under the history of the city. It is important also to understand how people

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