William M "Boss" Tweed- describe how he came to power, how he maintained that power, and his subsequent fall from power. In addition be sure to reference which groups and individuals were helped or hurt by this political machine. NO online encyclopedias. Must show both citations and bibliography.
Corrupt Political Leaders (Machine Bosses) Student’s name Institution Date Corrupt Political Leaders (Machine Bosses) Industrialization attracted immigrants to move to bigger cities hoping to obtain factory jobs. Industrial revolution resulted in increased demands for services changing the political environment. Political machine was a system used to command votes and maintain political and administrative control of bigger cities making it a norm of municipal politics. Even though political machines provided the required services to their constituents, most of these groups were established to benefit a few individuals. Political machines are organized groups of dishonest politicians with the aim of getting their candidates elected to the top government jobs. Once in control of the government resources, they enriched themselves through corrupt practices (Broxmeyer, 2015). William Tweed is among politicians who operated a political group that controlled the New York City from 1860 until 1872. This essay describes how William Tweed came to power, how he maintained power and his subsequent fall from power. The paper further explains individuals who benefited from Tweed leadership in New York City and some of the people he hurt by this political machine. The Society of Saint Tammany William Tweed was a member of the Tammany Hall, a political organization that existed for two centuries in New York. Tammany Hall was founded in 1789 as a benevolent organizat