With this activity, students analyze the actions of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall. They will determine if Tammany Hall was more focused on acting as a public servant towards new immigrants or on graft. Students will read a historical background discussing the major details, analyze specific actions taken by Tammany Hall (and Boss Tweed in particular), and then place those activities on a scale to visually weigh his actions. They will also analyze some of the cartoons relating to Tammany Hall. You can view more in the preview here – Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall.
Included in this resource:
- A handout for students – Google Slides version (editable), PowerPoint (editable), and a PDF version
- A Digital Version for distance learning with a Google Slides lesson and a Google Jamboard activity
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