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What was Tammany Hall

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  1. Tammany Hall was a political organization based in New York City from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s. It was a powerful force in local politics and was known for its patronage and corruption. Its members were largely from the working classes, and it was a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party.


    Tammany Hall was an important organization in the history of American politics. It was a powerful political machine that was able to influence elections and help its candidates get elected. Its influence was felt in New York City for over a century, and it was an important part of the Democratic Party’s power base.

    The most famous leader of Tammany Hall was William ‘Boss’ Tweed, who led the organization from the 1850s to the 1870s. He was known for his corrupt activities and the use of patronage to gain power and influence. His activities were part of the basis of the term “machine politics” which is still used today to describe a system of politics that relies on patronage and influence.

    The legacy of Tammany Hall is still felt today. Its legacy of patronage and corruption has been used to explain why some political systems are ineffective and why it is important to focus on clean, transparent, and accountable governance. Its legacy also serves as a warning to those who seek to use political power for personal gain.

  2. Tammany Hall was the Democratic headquarters in New York City and it was also Boss Tweed’s office.

    Tammany Hall (Founded May 12, 1789 as the Tammany Society, and also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order), was the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in controlling New York City politics and helping immigrants (most notably the Irish) rise up in American politics from the 1790s to the 1960s. It usually controlled Democratic Party nominations and patronage in Manhattan from the mayoral victory of Fernando Wood in 1854 through the election of John P. O’Brien in 1932. Tammany Hall was permanently weakened by the election of Fiorello La Guardia on a “fusion” ticket of Republicans, reform-minded Democrats, and independents in 1934, and despite a brief resurgence in the 1950s, it ceased to exist in the 1960s.

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