AP U.S. History: Tammany Hall

Tammany Hall was a New York political machine most well-known for

AP U.S. HistoryPeriod 6: 1865-1898
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Polly got myself made a big fortune The game again

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with the rear blackmailing Gamber solution is already on The

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books are always right honey Sit down Everything's always writing

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in the log An opportunity A Tammany with people Every

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good man loving friend Right And I give it to

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a friend Why shouldn't I do the same public life

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I want to find man Tammany Hall was a New

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York political machine most well known for doing what well

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first and foremost Tammany Hall famously run by Boss Tweed

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This guy was known for bribery and corruption even though

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Plunkett claims it was all honest graft right there it

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definitely was not like what is that What is honest

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graft Well in addition to the graph Tammany was well

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known for greeting immigrants at the docks Was soup in

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one hand and propaganda for its candidate in the other

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Immigrants were informed that they had to vote for the

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Tammany candidate Or they'd be sorry Yeah maybe if their

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soup had been better Well they wouldn't have had to

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threaten people on the answer's A participating in bribery and

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greeting immigrants as they arrived in New York to get

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them to vote for their candidates While the loser bowl

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here coercing immigrants to vote for their candidate was voter

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fraud and committing voter fraud Passed laws further prevent future

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voter fraud doesn't make a lot of sense Okay Were

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to see It also would have made sense for Tammany

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Hall to push for immigration reform as immigrants were the

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primary source of their power Tammany wasn't all bad though

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and encourage the lower classes to vote but also helped

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those people find jobs and housing and even you know

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ran soup kitchens However it's philanthropic initiatives like D are

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not what Tammany was most well known for So that's

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it The answer is a purchase Peyton bribery and all 00:01:56.18 --> [endTime] that bad stuff