Tammany Hall


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Tammany Hall

Manhattan Democratic political circle notorious for spoils system approach. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 492]
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He spearheaded the fight against Carmine De Sapio, the leader of Tammany Hall, and kept at it until the reformers were successful.
The story is about Tammany Hall and how a Jeffersonian political club became the notorious political machine of Boss Tweed fame.
In key respects, the Tammany Hall understanding of politics' proper ends and means contradicts central axioms of modern liberalism, which promises that rational bureaucracies, shielded from politics and run by experts, will deliver goods and services to client-citizens, honestly and efficiently.
For decades, Massachusetts has run a political patronage system to rival Tammany Hall.
An organization designed to be the antithesis of old-school Tammany Hall machine politics has devolved into a patronage mill for Christie's cronies.
His early political career also began in New York, not the West, as he served as a New York State Assembly representative for his uptown district, fought Tammany Hall, and honed his progressive agenda.
Boss" Tweed became the head of the Tammany Hall political machine in 1863.
Thus, Tammany Hall failed to fall into line behind Tilden.
Yet, these developments did not deter New York City's Democratic organization, popularly known as Tammany Hall, from recruiting working-class blacks into its own fold.
Then if we were able to ask a real political expert like Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall fame.
The era is painstakingly and it would appear faithfully set forth before us, including some real-life characters, to fascinating effect, evoking the world of Boss Tweed and the infamous Tammany Hall.